Micah Jones had been heavily anticipating Notre Dame’s spring game and the recruiting event that came with it. The weekend lived up to expectations for the 6-foot-5, 204-pound athlete from outside Chicago.
“It went really well,” Jones said. “I like how they played. I like how they played with an up tempo-style of offense and nobody really got hurt out there, that I saw. They played safe and they played a really great game. I think it was a really good showing for them.”
Jones was impressed with the offense under Chip Long’s new scheme.
“You could see it out there, which was great,” Jones said. “They had a lot of different formations that they could use because they have so many different receivers. They didn't really get some people in as much as they wanted to, I know Chase (Claypool) got in only a few times in the first quarter, and he was pretty upset about that, but it's just the fact that there's so many wide receivers and only so many positions. So, they have to find that one set that they like or take multiple sets. They have really good options they can use for the season."
Jones left South Bend feeling very confident about the three recruits he tried to recruit.
“I was with Dallas (Gant) and Chase (Cota) and Kevin Austin today, a lot of the time," Jones said. "Me, and the other commits were. We got to talk to them a lot. We got a stance on how they felt about the University and where they were in their recruiting process and we got to really recruit them hard and get them to come to Notre Dame.
"I personally think it went really well for Chase. Him and Braden (Lenzy) are really close, I think they both live in Oregon, so they had a connection since before, which I think was really good for him. With Kevin (Austin), I think it went really well, as well. With Dallas (Gant), he's come up here a lot over this past year. I'm just waiting for him to commit and hopefully that goes well."
Having Jones, Lenzy, Austin and Cota in the same class would rank at the top of Brian Kelly’s receiver hauls. It might even rank as the best nationally.
“That would be a really good class coming,” Jones said. “All those wide receivers would be dangerous. You can’t get much better than this class and I think we’re going to add more good people.”