Manti T’eo, easily the #1 recruit on Notre Dame’s board at this point, has trimmed his list down to three schools and the Irish have made the cut. T’eo, one of the top linebackers in the country, will no choose between Notre Dame, USC, and UCLA according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
Te’o’s father, Brian, told The Salt Lake Tribune that the final three contenders for his sons services are Notre Dame, USC and UCLA. Manti Te’o will make his official campus visit to USC next weekend, and will decide a day or two after returning home, Brian Te’o said.
I’m surprised UCLA made the cut instead of BYU. UCLA has been somewhat of a late comer in this race and BYU was one of T’eo’s favorites from the start. The good news is that Notre Dame has made the cut. Getting T’eo would be huge for this recruiting class as well as next year’s. Signing a 5-star linebacker over USC at Signing Day would send a very good message to next year’s recruits.
Let’s hope his visit to USC next weekend doesn’t go so well and that Te’o ends up signing with the Irish.