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What recruits did Notre Dame offer of Pot of Gold Day?

By Published On: March 17, 20249.5 min readViews: 3010 Comments on What recruits did Notre Dame offer of Pot of Gold Day?

Notre Dame football coach Marcus Freeman and his staff will open the floodgates in the 2026 recruiting cycle on Sunday. March 17 kicks off the program’s annual Pot of Gold Day campaign, the day the Fighting Irish begin offering most high school sophomore football recruits.

Blue & Gold expects this year’s St. Patrick’s Day-themed recruiting event to be bigger than ever. Over the last two cycles, about 65 recruits reported new Notre Dame offers on Pot of Gold Day. This year, the fourth edition of the event, the Irish could offer more than 90 recruits.

We will have complete coverage of today’s festivities in this live blog. Follow along to read about new Notre Dame offers and how the Irish coaching staff celebrates this huge recruiting effort.

RELATED: What is Pot of Gold Day? Introducing Notre Dame’s St. Patrick’s Day-themed recruiting event

Timeline of Notre Dame Pot of Gold Day offers and other notes

10:50 a.m. ET: The Irish are the fifth school to offer Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville High linebacker Cincere Johnson. The 6-3, 225-pounder will visit Notre Dame later this spring.

10:48 a.m. ET: Notre Dame offers the teammate of 2025 four-star EDGE target Damien Shanklin from Indianapolis Warren Central, 2026 defensive end Jerimy (JJ) Finch.

10:43 a.m. ET: Brunswick (Ga.) High four-star tight end Heze Kent collects a Notre Dame offer. According to the On3 Industry Ranking, Kent is the No. 74 overall player, No. 7 “athlete” nationally and No. 10 prospect in Georgia.

10:38 a.m. ET: The Irish offered Carrollton (Ga.) Bowdon tight end Kaiden Prothro.

10:37 a.m. ET: Seffner (Fla.) Armwood cornerback Jaelen Waters recognizes Pot of Gold Day. The Irish originally offered the 6-2, 180-pound Waters on Feb. 28.

10:35 a.m. ET: Notre Dame offers Harrisburg (Pa.) Trinity running back Messiah Mickens, who committed to Penn State on Aug. 19. Mickens is the No. 25 overall player, No. 2 running back nationally and No. 1 prospect in Pennsylvania, per the On3 Industry Ranking.

10:35 a.m. ET: Four-star offensive tackle Ekene Ogboko from Durham (N.C.) South Garner reports a Notre Dame offer. According to the On3 Industry Ranking, Ogboko is the No. 23 overall player, No. 3 offensive tackle nationally and No. 3 prospect in North Carolina.

The 6-6, 285-pound Ogboko is the younger brother of former Irish 2024 defensive tackle target Nnamdi Ogboko, who signed with Georgia.

10:32 a.m. ET: Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei wide receiver Kayden Dixon-Wyatt posts an offer from the Irish.

10:32 a.m. ET: Decatur (Ill.) Mt. Zion tight end JC Anderson announces a Notre Dame scholarship offer. The 6-foot-7, 230-pounder will check out the Irish later this month.

10:29 a.m. ET: Notre Dame defensive coordinator Al Golden posts on social media about Pot of Gold Day.

10:27 a.m. ET: The No. 1 running back in the 2026 class, Mineral (Va.) Woodberry Forest’s Savion Hiter, adds a Notre Dame offer. The 5-11½, 190-pound Hiter is also the On3 Industry Ranking’s No. 6 overall player and No. 1 prospect in Virginia.

10:26 a.m. ET: Philadelphia Imhotep Institute linebacker Charles Belser reports his Notre Dame offer. The Irish are the third team to offer the 6-2, 215-pounder.

10:25 a.m. ET: The Irish offer Pensacola (Fla.) Catholic EDGE Trenton Henderson.

10:23 a.m. ET: Douglasville (Ga.) Douglas County four-star prospect Aaron Gregory shares his Notre Dame offer. According to the On3 Industry Ranking, the 6-2, 170-pound Gregory is the No. 7 overall player, No. 1 wide receiver nationally and No. 1 prospect in Georgia.

The Irish scout Gregory as a safety.

10:20 a.m. ET: Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy safety Zech Fort flashes his Irish offer. Per the On3 Industry Ranking, the 5-10, 170-pound Fort is the No. 15 overall player, No. 2 safety nationally and No. 2 prospect in Florida in 2026.

Fort will visit Notre Dame later this month. He’s originally from Long Beach, Calif.

10:13 a.m. ET: Notre Dame offers McDonough (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge four-star cornerback Dorian Barney. According to the On3 Industry Ranking, Barney is the No. 55 overall player, No. 6 cornerback nationally and No. 8 prospect in Georgia in 2026.

10:10 a.m. ET: Fleming Island (Fla.) High EDGE Jarius Rodgers reveals his Irish offer. The 6-5, 190-pound Rodgers will visit Notre Dame on March 23.

10:08 a.m. ET: Tampa (Fla.) Robinson cornerback Dominick Kelly checks in on Pot of Gold Day. Notre Dame offered Kelly after he visited campus on March 7.

10:04 a.m. ET: The Irish offer Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy cornerback Ksani Jiles. The 6-foot, 170-pound Jiles is originally from Inglewood, Calif. He was previously committed to Miami.

10 a.m. ET: Pittsburgh Central Catholic linebacker Colsen Gatten gains a Notre Dame offer. The 6-foot, 207-pounder visited campus for last year’s Blue-Gold Game and Pittsburgh game. He will return later this spring.

9:59 a.m. ET: Freeman posts on social media about Pot of Gold Day.

9:54 a.m. ET: Jonesboro (Ga.) High cornerback Jontavius Wyman reveals his Notre Dame offer on Pot of Gold Day.

9:52 a.m. ET: Richmond (Va.) St. Christopher’s School offensive lineman Darius Gray grabs an Irish offer. According to the On3 Industry Ranking, Gray is the No. 76 overall player, No. 4 interior offensive lineman nationally and No. 6 prospect in Virginia.

The 6-3, 285-pounder will visit Notre Dame later this spring.

9:38 a.m. ET: 2026 cornerback Jordan Thomas is the second recruit from Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic to collect a Notre Dame offer during this year’s Pot of Gold Day.

9:36 a.m. ET: Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt linebacker Maurice Barnes brings his Notre Dame offer to social media.

9:30 a.m. ET: 2026 EDGE McHale Blade from Country Club Hills (Ill.) Hillcrest reports an offer from the Irish. The 6-5, 230-pound Blade visited Notre Dame on March 7.

9:28 a.m. ET: Four-star vyper Xavier Griffin from Gainesville (Ga.) High reveals his Notre Dame offer.

The 6-3½, 205-pound Griffin is the No. 77 overall player, No. 7 EDGE nationally and No. 11 prospect in Georgia, according to the On3 Industry Ranking.

9:27 a.m. ET: Little Rock (Ark.) Parkview Magnet linebacker Jakore Smith shares that he has been offered by the Irish.

9:21 a.m. ET: The Irish offer Jacksonville (Fla.) The Bolles School sophomore Simeon Caldwell. While On3 lists the 6-3, 185-pound Caldwell as a safety, Notre Dame scouts him as a linebacker.

9:20 a.m. ET: Chicago Mount Carmel EDGE Braeden Jones reports an offer from the Irish. The 6-5, 235-pound Jones is the first Chicago area recruit to share a Notre Dame offer on Pot of Gold Day.

9:15 a.m. ET: Cincinnati St. Xavier linebacker Jakobe Clapper reveals an offer from Notre Dame.

9:15 a.m. ET: The son of former NFL linebacker Thomas Davis Sr. — 2026 linebacker Thomas Davis Jr. — announces an offer from the Irish. The younger Davis attends Matthews (N.C.) Weddington.

9:14 a.m. ET: Notre Dame offers 2026 EDGE Rodney Durham from Charlotte (N.C.) Myers Park.

9:13 a.m. ET: Aledo (Texas) High recruit Kaydon Finley is the first 2026 wide receiver to report a Notre Dame offer on Pot of Gold Day.

9:08 a.m. ET: Raymore (Mo.) Raymore-Peculiar four-star recruit DeZephen Walker is the first running back to report a Notre Dame offer on Pot of Gold Day. The 6-foot, 190-pound Walker is the No. 34 overall player, No. 3 running back nationally and No. 2 prospect in Missouri, per the On3 Industry Ranking.

9:06 a.m. ET: Mobile (Ala.) St. Paul’s Episcopal EDGE Anthony “Tank” Jones posts a Notre Dame offer. The Irish originally offered Jones on May 4, 2023. The 6-4, 225-pounder is the No. 9 overall player, No. 1 linebacker nationally and No. 1 prospect in Alabama.

READ: What elite LB Anthony ‘Tank’ Jones said about Notre Dame after meeting coach Marcus Freeman

9:05 a.m. ET: Elite football and basketball recruit Kendre Harrison from Reidsville (N.C.) High reports a Notre Dame football offer. The 6-5, 240-pound Harrison is the No. 8 overall player, No. 1 “athlete” nationally and No. 1 prospect in North Carolina, per the On3 Industry Ranking.

READ: Pot of Gold Day: Notre Dame football offers elite football, basketball recruit Kendre Harrison

9:04 a.m. ET: Notre Dame offers Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic defensive lineman Jermaine Kinsler. The 6-5½, 270-pound Kinsler attends the same school that produced Irish junior quarterback Steve Angeli.

9:01 a.m. ET: Princeton (N.J.) Hun School EDGE Luke Wafle reports a Notre Dame offer. The 6-4, 225-pound Wafle is the brother of former Irish 2024 defensive line commit and Michigan signee Owen Wafle.

8:59 a.m. ET: Atlanta Woodward Academy three-star wide receiver Jerome Bettis Jr. announces his Notre Dame commitment. The Irish offered Betis during last year’s Pot of Gold Day.

READ: 2025 WR, Irish legacy Jerome Bettis Jr. commits to Notre Dame football

8:58 a.m. ET: Cocoa (Fla.) High quarterback Brady Hart recognizes Pot of Gold Day. the Irish offered the 6-5, 185-pound passer on Feb. 15. He will visit Notre Dame for the first time next month.

8:58 a.m. ET: The Irish offer Washington, D.C. St. John’s cornerback Hakim Satterwhite.

8:49 a.m. ET: Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab interior offensive lineman Lamar Brown announces a Notre Dame offer. The 6-3, 255-pound attends the same high school that produced Irish sophomore linebacker Jaiden Ausberry.

According to the On3 Industry Ranking, Brown is the No. 5 overall player, No. 1 interior offensive lineman nationally and No. 3 prospect in Louisiana.

8:38 a.m. ET: Naples (Fla.) Community School Of Naples offensive lineman George Haseotes reports an Irish offer. Haseotes attended the Notre Dame vs. USC game last October.

8:36 a.m. ET: Notre Dame offers Melbourne (Fla.) Eau Gallie sophomore Xavier Lherisse. On3 lists the 5-11, 185-pound Lherisse as a cornerback, but the Irish evaluate him as a safety prospect.

8:35 a.m. ET: Lake Mary (Fla.) High quarterback Noah Grubbs posts about Pot of Gold Day. The Irish originally offered the 6-3½, 210-pound Grubbs after he participated in the program’s Evaluation Camp I on June 15.

8:33 a.m. ET: The Notre Dame football X/Twitter account recognizes Pot of Gold Day.

8:31 a.m. ET: Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic defensive lineman Jermaine Kinsler recognizes Pot of Gold Day by posting a graphic on social media.

8:17 a.m. ET: Tampa (Fla.) Carrollwood Day sophomore DJ Williams reports a Notre Dame offer. Although On3 lists the 6-1, 160-pounder as a wide receiver, the Irish scout Williams as a safety prospect.

According to MaxPreps, Williams had 29 solo tackles, 2 interceptions and 2 pass breakups in 8 games as a sophomore.

8:15 a.m. ET: Notre Dame is the first school to offer safety Jermaine Santana-Diaz from Missouri City (Texas) Ridge Point. The 6-1, 185-pound defensive back has visited Arkansas, Houston, Miami and TCU.

8:10 a.m. ET: Glenside (Pa.) La Salle cornerback Joey O’Brien announces his Notre Dame offer after visiting campus on March 7.

8:07 a.m. ET: 2026 EDGE Elijah Golden from Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy is the first defensive lineman to report a Notre Dame offer on Pot of Gold Day. Golden is originally from King George, Va.

8:03 a.m. ET: Chester (Va.) Huguenot’s Markel Dabney is the first 2026 linebacker to post a Notre Dame offer on Pot of Gold Day. The 6-foot, 215-pounder participated in the program’s Evaluation Camp II last June.

8:01 a.m. ET: Knoxville (Tenn.) Bearden cornerback Chaston Smith is the first 2026 recruit to report a Notre Dame offer on Pot of Gold Day. On3 considers the 6-foot-1, 145-pounder a four-star prospect.

8 a.m. ET: Irish 2025 class quarterback commit Deuce Knight kicks off Pot of Gold Day by posting a graphic on social media. Notre Dame offered Knight, the On3 Industry Ranking’s No. 56 overall player and No. 6 quarterback, during last year’s Pot of Gold Day.


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