Notre Dame offered two-way Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) standout Jaylon Redd last week following a stop at the school by Irish associate head coach Mike Denbrock.
Brian Kelly is entering his 7th year as head coach at Notre Dame, a fact that registers strongly with Redd.
“I know about the history and the tradition,” Redd said. “And their coaches have been there for a while, so they have a routine and consistency. I like that. I know they’ll be able to teach me things to be successful.”
Redd is ranked as a cornerback, though most schools are recruiting the 5-foot-9, 175-pound prospect as an athlete.
“It’s about even how schools want me,” Redd said. “It doesn’t matter to me where I play.
“Coach (Todd) Lyght said he likes my speed and physicality on defense, but he said the coaches are also high on me for offense.”
In recent weeks, Redd has taken visits to Oregon and UCLA. No future visits are currently on his schedule.
“I’m not sure yet about visits this summer because I’m still deciding,” Redd said.
Arizona State, California, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, UCLA, USC, Utah and Washington are among the schools that have offered Redd.
“Can’t say I do,” said Redd, when asked if he had a list of top schools. “I’m still breaking things down and figuring that out.”
“Michigan is recruiting me the hardest right now. They’d be the top school in that aspect. Nebraska, UCLA, Arizona State are recruiting me hard, too.”
As a junior, Redd had 1,500 all-purpose yards, 17 touchdowns, 68 tackles and three interceptions.
“Basically, I want to feel wanted and I want to get a good education,” Redd said. “My relationship with the coaches has to be great.”