December 17, 2013 // Recruiting

Nyles Morgan Receives a “Pot Of Gold”

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Nyles Morgan - Notre Dame ILB Recruit

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Nyles Morgan is the latest recruit to receive a mass mailing from Notre Dame, aka a “Pot of Gold” and post pictures of it on Twitter.  The inside linebacker recruit from Chicago who is currently one of Notre Dame’s top remaining targets received a mailing consisting of 477 pieces of mail according to his Twitter post earlier tonight.

Morgan isn’t the first Notre Dame recruit to receive a “Pot of Gold”.   Just last month, Kentucky native DT Matt Elam received 262 pieces of mail from Notre Dame.

So far the “Pot of Gold” tactic hasn’t helped the Irish secure a commitment from either Morgan or Elam, but in the case of Morgan at the least Notre Dame’s chances of eventually landing the elite inside linebacker remain very high.  The Irish still have their work cut out for them with Elam but remain very much in the race for his services as well.

Even with the recent commitments from linebackers Kolin Hill and Nile Sykes, Nyles Morgan remains a very high priority for Notre Dame given some of the depth concerns at inside linebacker.  It appears as though the Irish are going to pull out all of the stops in hopes of landing Morgan when he makes his college decision on January 4.

Regardless of whether or not these “Pot of Gold” mailings work in helping Notre Dame sign either Morgan or Elam, you have to give Notre Dame’s recruiting machine some credit here.  It shows that not only are they willing to put in the time, but they can be creative.  Their efforts also end up getting a lot of college football blogs talking about the Irish as evidenced by the link above to a Yahoo! Sports article talking about Elam’s “Pot of Gold”.  Morgan’s “Pot of Gold” is sure to get picked up by plenty of blogs and websites as well.

With Morgan set to announce his college decision on January 4th, Notre Dame fans won’t have to wait too long to see if the latest “Pot of Gold” was successful or if it just turns out to be fool’s gold.

Comments to this Article

  • mcgurk commented on December 18th, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Dalton Schultz recieved one yesterday as well. He posted a video of it on youtube.

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  • Mike commented on December 18th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Great job by ND. No guarantee it’ll work but he’ll know beyond a shadow of a doubt how highly coveted he is by ND.

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  • bj commented on December 18th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Chad Morris the top offensive coordinator in college football in 2011, and it wasn’t without reason.

    The Clemson offense averaged 441 yards per game, a school record at the time, in just his first season with the Tigers.

    Before that, Morris in 2010 coached the No. 5 offense in the nation at Tulsa, averaging more than 500 yards per game.

    In his second year at Clemson, he broke his own mark when the Tigers finished No. 9 in the nation with an average of 512.7 yards per game. The Tigers also led the nation in red-zone scoring, putting points on the board on 95 percent of their trips inside the 20-yard line.

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    Shazamrock replied on December 18th, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Wonderful,

    And what, exactly, does that have to do with Nyles Morgan?

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  • Neil Ryan commented on December 18th, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Morgan and Elam are the two most important recruits left on the board for ND since they are in the two biggest needs area.Can’t understand why ND has had a problem recruiting DL since they got Tuitt and the DL man who transferred to South Florida

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  • C-Dog commented on December 18th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Merry Christmas Everyone!!! Please enjoy your families, relaxing days, and some good football.

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  • JC commented on December 19th, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Jack,

    I saw your March back post on ND and NBC. I thought you might enjoy this article:

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilycanal/2013/12/18/best-of-forbes-netflixs-new-deal-college-footballs-most-valuable-teams/

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  • fxm commented on December 19th, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Not to knit-pick, but why didn’t we offer new 5 star Sam Hubbard out of Cincy Moeller? He is an Ohio State commit for Linebacker at 6’6″ 220 with crazy long arms. Stanford offered. Oh well, maybe we will get new 5 star Nyles Morgan for Christmas. Merry Christmas all.

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    fxm replied on December 19th, 2013 at 10:23 am

    OH, and Nic Weishar moved up to a 4 star on Scout. Congrats!

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  • Ron Burgundy commented on December 20th, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Just saw the 14, 15 and 16 schedules. Wow!!!!!

    Definitely helps with SOS, but incredibly tough I truly hope SOS is taken into account but my fear is that wins and losses will determine the top 4 only. Gonna be tough to consistently win 10+ games.

    Will be fun to watch.

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