Chad Simmons

Georgia’s top receiver has Notre Dame link

Georgia’s top-ranked receiver added an Irish offer last week. Four-star Trey Blount discusses where Notre Dame stands early in his recruitment.

Notre Dame offered one of the top receivers in the South on National Signing Day.

Junior four-star Trey Blount of Atlanta (Ga.) Pace Academy spoke with Irish assistants Scott Booker and Mike Denbrock last week. 

“They told me that they love my grades and my film, and they want to get me on campus for junior day or spring practice,” Blount said.

“I talked to my head coach this week actually about getting plane tickets up
there, so hopefully I get up there next month or so.”

Blount holds offers from SEC programs, including Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Vanderbilt, but Notre Dame has already distinguished itself among an impressive offer list.

“I don’t have any favorites right now, but Notre Dame is definitely one of my top schools,” Blount said. “I’m hearing the most right now from Auburn, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Georgia.”

The 6-foot-3, 192-pound athlete has a spot in the Scout 300 and is Georgia’s top-ranked wide receiver.

“I definitely catch the ball well and block well,” Blount said. “I have great speed that’s deceptive speed. People don’t think I’m fast until I blow by them. I’m just a playmaker that gets the first down or a touchdown when I get the ball.”

Notre Dame received a verbal commitment last week from preferred walk-on Mick Assaf, a senior defensive back from Pace.

“Mick told me I need to come to Notre Dame, so we can start a Pace dynasty,” Blount said. “His older two brothers go to Notre Dame, too, and they’ve been recruiting me.”

Blount will visit South Carolina this weekend and Georgia next Monday.

“I want a honest coaching staff that tells it straight,” Blount said. “I like a place that feels like home and a school that has my major. I want to major in electrical engineering. I want a place with the best opportunity to come in and compete and play early.” Top Stories