Blue and Gold Illustrated

Oct. 31, 2016

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44 OCT. 31, 2016 BLUE & GOLD ILLUSTRATED FOOTBALL RECRUITING BY COREY BODDEN AND DAVID MCKINNEY O n Oct. 29, old rival Miami will be making its first appearance at Notre Dame Stadium since 1990. The list of visitors was not fully com- plete as of mid-October, but several recruiting targets are expected to be in South Bend the weekend the Hur- ricanes roll in. The current list of confirmed visi- tors is headlined by one of the top cornerbacks in the 2018 class and by the younger brother of a current Notre Dame freshman. CONFIRMED VISITORS BRENDAN RADLEY-HILES — UNOFFICIAL VISIT 2018 CORNERBACK CALABASAS (CALIF.) HIGH Rivals Rankings: Four-star talent and the No. 89 overall player nationally. The Skinny: Radley-Hiles' impressive offer list includes Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and USC. The talented defensive back has already visited Ne- braska multiple times and is scheduled to be in Gainesville, Fla., in November when the Gators welcome South Carolina. The Gators have become the front-runner, but it is still early in his recruitment and Notre Dame will get a chance to push its program toward the front of his mind. He received an offer from Notre Dame May 4. Radley-Hiles plays in a defensive backfield that includes 2017 five-star cornerback Darnay Holmes, who visited Notre Dame over the summer. ISAIAH MULLENS — UNOFFICIAL VISIT 2018 DEFENSIVE END • CANAL WINCHESTER (OHIO) HARVEST PREP Rivals Rankings: Three-star talent. The Skinny: Mullens is a new name, and the 6-6, 260-pound defensive end has an early offer list that includes in-state schools Toledo, Miami (Ohio) and Youngstown State. This will be Mullens' first time in South Bend. According to Rivals Midwest recruiting analyst Josh Helmholdt, who covered the Best of the Midwest Combine in February, Mullens tested well during the event and looks the part physically, but is raw from a technique standpoint. KENNY MCINTOSH — UNOFFICIAL VISIT 2019 ATHLETE • FORT LAUDERDALE (FLA.) UNIVERSITY SCHOOL Rivals Rankings: Not currently rated. The Skinny: McIntosh is the younger brother of Notre Dame freshman running back Deon McIn- tosh. He didn't hold a scholarship tender from the Irish entering mid-October, but Alabama, Miami, Georgia and North Carolina have all extended offers. Last March, McIntosh said he likes the Irish and would enjoy playing with his brother for the po- tential one year they could be together in South Bend. McIntosh also noted he was impressed with running backs coach Autry Denson while he was recruiting Deon. EXPECTED VISITORS JAMIRE CALVIN — OFFICIAL VISIT 2017 WIDE RECEIVER LOS ANGELES CATHEDRAL Rivals Rankings: Four-star talent and No. 239 overall player nationally. The Skinny: Calvin is one of Notre Dame's top wide receiver targets for 2017 and might take his official visit to South Bend during the Miami week- end. He has already taken official visits to Nebraska and Oregon State, and is very high on the Irish. Calvin will be joined on a Notre Dame visit by his family, which could include his cousin and team- mate Hunter Echols, a four-star defensive end and the nation's No. 58 overall prospect according to Rivals. Echols is committed to USC and said the Irish won't allow him to take an official given his status with the Trojans. If a visit does occur, it would likely be an unofficial. NOTABLE Miami Gulliver Prep 2017 three-star running back Robert Burns was a potential visitor for the Miami game, but he will not be making a trip to Notre Dame. He is currently committed to the Miami Hurricanes. Burns visited the Irish for a Junior Day in March. However, Notre Dame has a commitment from Cheshire (Conn.) Academy four-star running back C.J. Holmes and likely won't take a second running back in the class unless an elite prospect becomes available. ✦ Miami Visitors List Is Shaping Up Calabasas (Calif.) High cornerback Brendan Radley-Hiles, Rivals' No. 89 overall player nationally in the junior class, is expected to make an unofficial visit for the Miami game Oct. 29. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM Los Angeles Cathedral wide receiver Jamire Calvin, the No. 239 overall prospect in the senior class according to Rivals, is working on setting up his official visit to Notre Dame for the Miami game. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM

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