Byron Cowart - The Opening
Seffner (Fla.) Armwood five-star defensive end Byron Cowart visited Notre Dame on June 24 and Blue & Gold Illustrated reported that it went well. Very few could have imagined that the visit was enough to secure an official visit from the 6-4, 250-pounder, but that's exactly what it did. Cowart confirmed that he has one official visit set and discussed that and much more during day one of Nike's "The Opening" in Beaverton, Ore. Additional topics discussed by the Sunshine State native include is relationship with Irish assistant coach Tony Alford, a few other teams in the mix, and his timeline for making a decision. Per the 247Sports Composite Rankings, Cowart is the No. 14 overall recruit in the 2015 class, the No. 2 strong-side defensive end in the country and the No. 5 prospect in Florida.