Who’s On Offer Watch At Irish Invasion?

Notre Dame has already made the call with several top prospects headed to Irish Invasion. But there are more worth tracking as potential offers. These are those names to know.

This weekend's fourth annual Irish Invasion event will host several recruits with offers in hand and a few current commits.

But several recruits are making the trip to South Bend in hopes of earning an Irish offer.

Irish Illustrated broke down which Irish Invasion attendees could earn an offer from Notre Dame with a strong workout during the camp portion of the event.


Scout's No. 1 ranked running back in the state of Michigan is getting a long, hard look at the rover position from the Irish coaching staff.

Collins visited Notre Dame during the spring for a morning practice where he watched the linebackers work out and got a feel for the newly installed rover position in coach Clark Lea's group.

During the evaluation period, Irish cornerbacks coach Todd Lyght dropped by Detroit Jesuit to make it clear the Irish are serious about the 6-foot, 195-pound athlete.


Another rover target, Cam Jones shows impressive speed, strength and athleticism from both sides of the ball for his varsity program.

Jones excels at both wide receiver and wildcat quarterback on offense while providing his defense with an impactful edge rusher and situational 'hawk,' which is a role quite similar to Notre Dame's rover position.

It will be interesting to see how 6-foot-3, 205-pound Jones performs in South Bend on Saturday.

Jones is a former Indiana commitment.


In-state safety Paul Moala's performance at The Opening Regional in Chicago told us that his recruitment should pick up in the future. Now that's happening for the local product.

Iowa and Hawaii have both offered the 6-foot-1, 190-pound athlete this month and a few Big Ten schools are showing interest.

Moala put up impressive numbers in his junior season, racking up 63 tackles, seven interceptions (four returned for touchdowns), nine pass breakups, two forced fumbles, three kick return touchdowns and three blocked kicks.


The Irish have extended offers to several under-the-radar cornerbacks, so why not Reese Taylor?

The three-star athlete has been gaining steam on the recruiting trail. He's received interest from several Big Ten schools, as well as Duke, at the cornerback position.

Considering most of Taylor's film is offensive highlights, his performance on Saturday night will be key on defense.


The Irish have needs in the defensive backfield and among the top talent that will compete at Irish Invasion is Solon (Ohio) safety, Taj Ward.

Ward recently told Scout that he has a Top 3 of Cincinnati, Kentucky and Virginia. The 6-foot, 170-pound recruit also stated that he has been in contact with Notre Dame, Michigan State and Ohio State.

Ward hopes to prove his case that he can compete in South Bend.


Germantown (Tenn.) three-star corner Jaylin Williams has been on Notre Dame's radar for a few months, prompting an in-school visit from coach Clark Lea during the evaluation period.

Williams ran a 4.51 40-yard dash at The Opening Regional in Atlanta, has SEC offers, and a high GPA.

With a strong camp, an Irish offer would come as no surprise.


Coatesville (Penn.) three-star recruit, Avery Young displays many traits in his junior season highlight film that you want to see from a cornerback prospect.

Young has a knack for making big plays, shows a willingness to be physical and has put on 20 pounds of good mass during the last year, recently tipping the scales at 195 pounds.

Coach Mike Elston has been in contact with Young for months. He could be one of the more likely candidates to earn an offer this weekend.

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