The final piece of Notre Dame’s recruiting puzzle will be placed in two weeks.
But it’s not clear if Demetris Robertson will ultimately place himself in South Bend, Athens, Berkley or Atlanta. Regardless, the U.S. Army All-American seems down to Notre Dame, Georgia, Cal and Georgia Tech, with Alabama and Stanford out.
The five-star athlete’s older brother Carlos Robertson told Sports Illustrated that the announcement will come on May 2.
Despite multiple reports that Robertson would get a second look at Notre Dame before deciding he took just one visit to South Bend, an official visit by himself for the season-opener against Texas. He also took officials to Georgia, Alabama, Georgia Tech and Cal. The trips to Georgia and Alabama came after National Signing Day. Robertson, whose window to sign a National Letter of Intent has closed, did sign financial aid agreements with Georgia, Cal and Georgia Tech.
He did not sign any financial aid agreement with Notre Dame, which prohibited the coaching staff from talking about him publicly. That hasn’t been an issue at perceived favorite Georgia, where Kirby Smart talked up Robertson during spring ball and advertised the recruitment on social media.
A source told Irish Illustrated that Notre Dame has little feel for Robertson’s ultimate decision despite the full court press applied by the coaching staff. Notre Dame sent its equipment truck to visit Savannah Christian Prep in the final weeks before National Signing Day.
If the Irish got Robertson he’d challenge for a starting position during his first season as the Irish rebuild the receiving corps. Notre Dame pitched Robertson on replacing Will Fuller. In two weeks Notre Dame will learn if it will add this versatile talent, although the Irish seem to be facing an uphill climb.