Notre Dame has offered a handful of prospects along the defensive line in the past week, including Scout 300 defensive tackle Noah Elliss.
“I talked to the defensive line coach (Keith Gilmore) a couple of months ago, but I didn’t know that I was going to be offered,” Elliss said. “It was actually offered (Tuesday) night. I was pretty happy and excited, all of those things.”
The 6-foot-5, 325-pound lineman from Valor Christian outside Denver is the son of former Utah All-American and first-round pick Luther Elliss, who teamed with Irish defensive backs coach Todd Lyght with the Detroit Lions.
Valor Christian also produced Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and his younger brother Dylan, a Michigan quarterback commitment. Now Notre Dame hopes to get into one of Colorado’s most talented prep programs.
“I think I’m supposed to call (Lyght) later this week,” Elliss said. “It’ll be our first time talking.”
Elliss wants the complete package in a college.
“I’m not just looking at football,” Elliss said. “Notre Dame offers great academics, and their coaches talk about more than just playing and all of that.”
Elliss plans to make a decision this summer after taking a few visits.
“I’m still planning where I want to go, nothing has been scheduled yet,” Elliss said.
Elliss listed UCLA, Alabama, Nebraska, USC and Oregon as coming after him hardest.
This spring he took trips to USC, UCLA, Michigan and Michigan State.
As a junior, Elliss posted 58 tackles, 16.5 tackles-for-loss and nine sacks.