Kenny McIntosh rates among the top 2019 prospects in the south. His impressive offer list includes Alabama, Ohio State, Florida, LSU, Miami and Georgia, while Clemson is also giving him a close look.
Being one of the top running backs in his class and the younger brother of current Notre Dame freshman, Deon McIntosh, there has been plenty of speculation that he will get an Irish offer and could end up choosing Notre Dame.
But the 6-foot-1, 200-pound athlete first needs a Notre Dame offer.
That could come this weekend during a Blue-Gold Game visit, even if that’s not his biggest priority on Saturday.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing my brother play, actually,” McIntosh said. “I haven’t seen him play in over a year. I’m really looking forward to see the work he’s been putting in, just show it on the field. Team-wise, I’m just looking forward to them out there competing with each other.”
McIntosh maintains that his relationship with his older brother is close and that he’s very excited to see how the versatile back will produce under offensive coordinator Chip Long.
“I’ve been seeing videos of him doing big things in practice,” McIntosh said. “I haven’t talked to him in a while.”
Although the Irish haven’t offered the explosive back, McIntosh has Notre Dame in strong consideration.
“They sit high in my recruitment,” McIntosh said. “Especially with my brother being there and me being able to play with him there.”
McIntosh explained that his mother would love to see her two sons on the same college sideline.
“She would be ecstatic seeing us on the same team,” McIntosh said.
In the end, an offer from the Irish is key. McIntosh has been anticipating an offer from Notre Dame but understands the process and what it entails.
“Most definitely looking forward to that,” McIntosh said. “An offer would be exciting, to be honest. It just takes time.”
If an offer comes, McIntosh would immediately place the Irish in his top group.
“Most definitely top-5,” McIntosh said.
With an offer list loaded with top programs, McIntosh has an idea of which schools are starting to become frontrunners for his signature.
“I have some schools that are sticking out right now, but not really a Top 5 or anything like that,” McIntosh said. “Miami, Ohio State and the other one is Clemson.”
McIntosh sits high on many “offer watch” lists for this weekend. His combination of talent and connection to Notre Dame is hard to miss.
Going into the weekend, the Irish look to be in good position with McIntosh. But so do a handful of powerhouse programs that are recruiting him extensively.