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Page 48 of 63 JUNE/JULY 2017 49 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ROUNDUP RECRUITING NOTES • Notre Dame lost a highly rated member of its 2018 class May 6. Rivals100 cornerback Kalon Gervin, who committed to the Irish following Junior Day Feb. 11, announced via Twitter that he was back- ing off his pledge to Notre Dame. Prior to the announcement, Gervin visited Tennes- see and Virginia Tech before making his way to South Bend for the Blue-Gold Game April 22. In the days before the announcement, rumors circulated that Gervin was close to flipping to Oregon, which Gervin himself dismissed as false. The Irish are now without a cornerback commit in the class of 2018 after not signing one in the 2017 class. • Four class of 2019 quarterbacks have now landed Notre Dame offers. Prior to the month of May, five- star Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei product J.T. Daniels was the only QB in the class to have an Irish tender, but the coaching staff has begun to evaluate and offer new prospects. Four-stars Bo Nix of Pinson (Ala.) Pinson Valley, Spencer Rattler of Phoenix Pinnacle and Grant Gunnell of Houston St. Pius X all landed Irish offers in the first two weeks of May. • Notre Dame hosted four-star Coconut Creek (Fla.) North Broward Prep wide receiver Kevin Austin for the Blue-Gold Game April 22, and left quite the im- pression on the Florida talent. Austin, the No. 24 wide receiver and No. 129 overall player in the nation according to Rivals, released a top four April 30 that included Notre Dame, Duke, Tennessee and Miami. Austin has a strong relationship with running backs coach Autry Denson and was impressed by his meet- ing with receivers coach DelVaughn Alexander during his visit. A decision date has not been set, but it will likely come before Austin's senior season. • Notre Dame will host the fifth annual Irish Inva- sion June 9-10. The camp, which was first held in 2013, has become a cornerstone of Irish recruit- ing. More than 80 prospects attended last year's event, including headliners five-star linebacker Baron Browning and five-star offensive tackle Foster Sarell. — David McKinney D'Shawn Jamison, 5-10, 174 Houston (Lamar) D.J. Johnson, 6-0, 170, Indianapolis (North Central)* Isaac Taylor-Stuart, 6-2, 177, San Diego (St. Augustine) Christian Tutt, 5-11, 184, Thomson, Ga. (Thomson) Safety Derrik Allen, 6-1, 204 Marietta, Ga. (Lassiter) Aashari Crosswell, 6-1, 185, Los Angeles (Hawkins) Trey Dean, 6-2, 180, Hampton, Ga. (Dutchtown) B.J. Foster, 6-2, 180, Angleton, Texas (Angleton High) Isaiah Humphries, 5-11, 185, Sachse, Texas (Sachse) — Penn State commit Julius Irvin, 6-1, 180, Anaheim, Calif. (Servite) D'Angelo McKenzie, 6-0, 182, San Jose, Calif. (Valley Christian) Nasir Peoples, 6-1, 180, Warminster (Archbishop Wood Christian) — Virginia Tech commit Shayne Simon, 6-2, 195, Jersey City, N.J. (St. Peter's Prep) Alan Tisdale, 6-3, 206, Greensboro, N.C. (Page) Athlete Brian Asamoah, 6-0, 209, Columbus, Ohio (St. Francis DeSales) Jaquayln Crawford, 5-10, 163, Rockdale, Texas (Rockdale) Tre'Shaun Harrison, 6-1, 185, Seattle (Garfield) Talanoa Hufanga, 6-1, 194, Corvallis, Ore. (Crescent Valley) Kearis Jackson, 6-0, 191, Fort Valley, Ga. (Peach County) Tyreke Johnson, 6-1, 177, Jacksonville, Fla. (Trinity Christian) Braden Lenzy 6-0, 165, Portland, Ore. (Tigard) Kyler McMichael, 6-1, 185, Duluth, Ga. (Northview) L'Christian Smith, 6-5, 215, Huber Heights, Ohio (Wayne) Devon Williams, 6-4, 196, Lancaster, Calif. (Antelope Valley) Commitments in bold italics; * Received an offer between April 23 and May 15 Daily Team Coverage Expert Analysis Recruiting Scoop Prospect Videos Expert Message Boards Football Recruiting Is HERE! * *Use Promo Code BGI30 Go behind the scenes with exclusive coverage on the Irish throughout the season. In-depth analysis by our seasoned experts in the field. Breaking news, team and individual rankings, features on every commitment, over 10 years of archived recruiting information. See all of tomorrow's top Irish prospects in action on our top quality prospect videos. Interact with other Notre Dame fans across the country and discuss the state of the Irish. Master List Changes Prospects Removed: RB Jashaun Corbin of Melbourne, Fla. (committed to Tennessee); WR Jahan Dotson of Hightstown, N.J. (no longer consider- ing Notre Dame); WR Tre Turner of Greensboro, N.C. (no longer consider- ing Notre Dame); DE Jaylen Redmond of Midwest City, Okla. (no longer considering Notre Dame); DE Ron Tatum of Oklahoma City (committed to Texas); DE Max Wright of Katy, Texas (no longer considering Notre Dame); DT Josh Walker of Bradenton, Fla (no longer considering Notre Dame); CB Sevyn Banks of Orlando, Fla. (committed to Ohio State) CB Tre Douglas of McDonough, Ga. (no longer considering Notre Dame); S Jevon Holland of Oakland, Calif. (committed to Oregon); and S Adrian Jackson of Denver (committed to Oregon). Four-star 2019 Houston St. Pius X quarterback Grant Gunnell picked up an offer from Notre Dame May 10. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM Follow @BGI_CoreyBodden and @BGI_DMcKinney on Twitter for daily recruiting updates available on!

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