One of Notre Dame’s top remaining targets, offensive tackle Matt James, reduced his list of schools to three by eliminating Florida today with Notre Dame, Cincinnati, and Ohio State still alive. James, a Rivals Top 100 recruit, is set to visit Notre Dame at the end of the month.
Mike Dyer of the Cincinnati Enquirer tweeted Thursday that, “St. Xavier senior OL Matt James is no longer considering Florida.” This came just seven hours after a previous tweet said, “As I reported before, St. Xavier senior OL Matt James plans to take official visit to Florida this weekend”.
It’s not known what caused the change from James visiting Florida to eliminating them, but the Gators loss could be Notre Dame’s gain. James and Seantrel Henderson are the top two tackle prospects on the board for Notre Dame. The Irish are in desperate need for offensive linemen at this point too with just one lineman, Christian Lombard, currently committed.
James will visit Cincinnati this weekend and will finish his visits with a trip to South Bend the weekend of the 29th. He previously visited Ohio State in December