With just two weeks left until signing day, Brian Kelly and his staff hosted, what most considered, a very important recruiting weekend these past few days. There were some very important targets on campus, and this past weekend could be the deciding factor in whether the Irish finish with a solid 2015 recruiting class, or an elite one.
With the Irish still looking to bolster running back and secondary depth, the young men who were on campus this weekend, could do just that. Some of the more important recruits who visited, we have listed below.
- Dexter Williams(4* RB FL)
- Jalen Julius(3* CB FL)
- Mykelti Williams(3* S IN – already committed)
- Ke’Shawn Vaughn (4* RB TN)
- Nathan Meadors(3* ATH CA)
The most promising news of the weekend is that things could not have gone better with Dexter Williams, the four-star running back out of Florida. The Irish are desperately trying to add running back depth to the 2015 class, and Williams would be a home-run. Although he did not commit to Notre Dame during his visit, many feel like that will happen during the Brian Kelly’s in-home visit, which is happening soon. From our understanding, his parents have given their blessing to a Notre Dame commitment, now it’s up to him and Kelly to decide if the fit is right.
As for Jalen Julius, it sounds like there is a more than decent chance he will be coming to South Bend also, along with current teammate, Dexter Williams. The Irish still need to figure out where to find a scholarship for him, but there is definite interest from sides. Julius brings a lot of speed, but lacks size and bulk. It will be interesting to see how Kelly and his staff utilize this young man, assuming they find a way to secure his commitment first, of course.
The weekend played out pretty much like we anticipated for Vaughn and Meadors though. Vaughn liked what he saw, and basically said he has a lot to think about now. We still that Meadors is heading to UCLA, and even though the Irish are still pushing hard, it’s probably a case too little, too late. Truth be known, the staff at Notre Dame likes Williams more than Vaughn anyways, and if if Brian Kelly can secure his commitment during the in-home visit, losing out on Vaughn is not major blow to the program.
It looks like the Irish made some strong headway in the right directions, with some key recruits this past weekend. Irish fans still will have to wait to see how things will play out, but it looks as of right now, that Brian Kelly and his staff will close strong with the 2015 class.