While Notre Dame has been getting some bad news on the basketball front, things have continued to trend upward for the Fighting Irish on the football front. On Thursday Notre Dame picked up a commitment from one of its most highly rated recruits for the class of 2015 and the nation’s top ranked tight end, Aliz’e Jones.
It had been rumored for months that the Las Vegas native was leaning towards the Irish despite being committed to UCLA. On Thursday, the Bishop Gorman standout made it official by becoming the 23rd player in Notre Dame’s class of 2015 by announcing the decision on Twitter.
— ALIZE JONES (@AlizeJones8) January 15, 2015
Jones, a teammate of fellow commitment Nicco Fertitta, is considered the composite #1 ranked tight end in the country by 247 Sports and measuring in at 6’5″, 220 lbs, with 4.7 speed it’s easy to see why. 247 also ranks Jones as the 55th best prospect overall in this year’s class which is bested only by quarterback commitment Brandon Wimbush.
With Ben Koyack exhausting his eligibility and no other tight end on the Irish roster having established themselves yet in the Notre Dame offense, it is very easy to envision at least some sort of role for Jones in the 2015 offense.