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December 2023

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34 DECEMBER 2023 BLUE & GOLD ILLUSTRATED FOOTBALL RECRUITING ROUNDUP Quarterback CJ Carr, HHHH, 6-2½, 195, Saline, Mich. (Saline) Running Back Aneyas Williams, HHH, 5-9½, 200, Hannibal, Mo. (Hannibal) Kedren Young, HHHH, 5-11, 225, Lufkin, Texas (Lufkin) Wide Receiver Micah Gilbert, HHHH, 6-2, 205, Charlotte, N.C. (Charlotte Christian) Logan Saldate, HHHH, 5-11, 185, Salinas, Calif. (Palma) Cam Williams, HHHH, 6-2½, 196 Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Glenbard South) Tight End Jack Larsen, HHH, 6-3, 212, Charlotte, N.C. (Catholic) Carter Nelson, HHHH, 6-4, 215, Ainsworth, Neb. (Ainsworth) — committed to Nebraska Offensive Line Peter Jones, HHH, 6-5, 285, Malvern, Pa. (Malvern Prep) Anthonie Knapp, HHHH, 6-4½, 275, Roswell, Ga. (Roswell) Guerby Lambert, HHHH, 6-6, 290, West Roxbury, Mass. (Catholic Memorial) Styles Prescod, HHHH, 6-5½, 270, Fishers, Ind. (Hamilton Southeastern) Defensive End Cole Mullins, HHH, 6-4, 240, Hoschton, Ga. (Mill Creek) Loghan Thomas, HHHH, 6-3, 210, Lakewood, Ohio (St. Edward) Bryce Young, HHHH, 6-5½, 245, Charlotte, N.C. (Charlotte Christian) Defensive Tackle Nnamdi Ogboko, HHH, 6-4½, 355, Garner, N.C. (South Garner) — committed to Georgia Justin Scott, HHHHH, 6-4, 315, Chicago (St. Ignatius) — committed to Ohio State Sean Sevillano, HHH, 6-1½, 325, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Clearwater [Fla.] Academy International) Linebacker Bodie Kahoun, HHH, 6-3, 215, Roanoke, Va. (Patrick Henry) Teddy Rezac, HHH, 6-3½, 185, Omaha, Neb. (Westside) Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa, HHHH, 6-2, 235, Bellflower, Calif. (St. John Bosco) Cornerback Kaleb Beasley, HHHH, 5-11½, 170, Nashville, Tenn. (Lipscomb Academy) — committed to Tennessee Karson Hobbs, HHH, 6-1, 180, Cincinnati (Archbishop Moeller) Leonard Moore, HHH, 6-2, 175, Round Rock, Texas (Round Rock) Safety Taebron Bennie-Powell, HHH, 6-1, 185, West Chester, Ohio (Lakota West) Kennedy Urlacher, HHH, 6-1, 180, Chandler, Ariz. (Chandler) Athlete Tae Johnson, HHHH, 6-1½, 185, Fort Wayne, Ind. (North Side) Star ratings are from On3 as of Nov. 22 Commitments in bold italics ON3 INDUSTRY 2024 TEAM RECRUITING RANKINGS As of Nov. 22 1. Georgia 28 2. Ohio State 22 3. Florida State 22 4. Florida 19 5. Alabama 20 6. Oregon 24 7. Texas 20 8. Oklahoma 27 9. Notre Dame 23 10. Texas A&M 20 Rk. School Commits Rk. School Commits 2024 Master List Changes Prospects Committed: None. Prospects Decommitted: None. Prospects Removed: None. Class Of 2024 Scholarship Offer Master List RECRUITING NOTES • Chicago Simeon edge rusher Christopher Burgess' recruitment is near- ing its end. On Nov. 14, the 2025 class four-star prospect announced that he would reveal his verbal commitment on Jan. 6, 2024. The 6-4, 230-pound Burgess will make his pledge during the All-American Bowl in San Antonio. He is On3's No. 3 prospect in Illinois, and No. 9 edge and No. 131 overall player nationally. Burgess has 32 Power Five scholarships. However, no school has hosted him on more unofficial visits than Notre Dame. He has made the approxi- mately 90-mile trip to South Bend on six different occasions. Burgess has been back to Notre Dame for all its recent major recruiting events. He attended the Blue-Gold Game April 22, the Irish Invasion camp June 4 and the "Grill & Chill" recruiting cookout July 30. Burgess last visited for the Ohio State-Notre Dame game Sept. 23. So far this football season, Burgess' only other reported game-day visits were to Colorado Sept. 30 and Ohio State Nov. 18. He was scheduled to visit Michigan when it hosted Ohio State Nov. 25. • On Nov. 20, Notre Dame picked up a verbal pledge from Phoenix Brophy College Preparatory School cornerback Cree Thomas. The 6-1, 170-pound Thomas attends the same school that produced Irish sophomore corner- back Benjamin Morrison. Like Morrison, Thomas will already have a solid base knowledge of play- ing defensive back when he arrives at Notre Dame in 2025. After the Irish defeated Wake Forest 45-7 Nov. 18, Morrison credited the Brophy Prep coaching staff for preparing him for the collegiate game. "I have so much love for those guys," Morrison told reporters. "I can't explain my relationship with those coaches. I'll owe them for life. They taught me so many things." Morrison and Thomas are comparably ranked as recruits. Morrison finished the 2022 recruiting cycle as On3's No. 4 prospect in Arizona and No. 45 cornerback nationally. In the 2025 class, On3 currently ranks Thomas as the No. 3 recruit in Arizona and the No. 43 cornerback in America. — Kyle Kelly Follow @ByKyleKelly on X for daily recruiting updates on! Four-star 2025 edge Christopher Burgess Jr. from Chicago Simeon has visited Notre Dame six times, which is more than any other school. PHOTO COURTESY ON3

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