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‘Great’ visit for 4-star athlete Russ Yeast

A late offer encouraged four-star athlete Russ Yeast to officially visit Notre Dame over the weekend. Things went well in South Bend for the Louisville commit, but a flip to the Irish could be a tall order.

Better late than never?

Notre Dame hopes that is the case with four-star athlete Russ Yeast.

Yeast, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound four-star athlete from Greenwood, Ind., landed an offer from the Irish last week and two days later he was in South Bend on an official visit.

“The visit to Notre Dame was great,” said Yeast’s father Craig in a statement. “Obviously academically, athletically and the overall notoriety of the Notre Dame brand checks off all the boxes.”

Yeast originally committed to Kentucky then flipped to Louisville in October.

The Irish hope their late offer will lead to another change in Yeast’s college plans.

“At the moment, Russ has been blessed to have some great options as a student athlete,” Craig said. “He will take the time, weigh all his options and he will make the best decision for himself as it relates to his future.”

Notre Dame is recruiting Yeast to play cornerback, a position where the Irish remain without a verbal commitment following the departures of Paulson Adebo (Stanford) and Elijah Hicks (Cal) earlier this month.

Yeast was named Indiana's Gatorade Player of the Year after his senior season. Top Stories