Not great news
It’s mostly been quiet on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish recruiting front over the last month as high school seasons and college season are well underway. Official visits, however, are happening and given the nature of how schools across the country had to operate with all of the COVID restrictions for the last 18 months — it may be a wild ride to December.
One of Notre Dame’s current commitments is looking more and more as a likely candidate to flip his pledge soon. 3-Star WR Amorion Walker has made several visits to see the Michigan Wolverines, and recent 247 Crystal Balls have him flipping to the team up north.
Ron Bellamy, Michigan’s safeties coach, is a close friend of the Walker family and is from Louisiana (Walker’s home state). It would appear that the relationship may pay off for the Wolverines in this regard.
Walker wasn’t even ranked when the Irish offered and when he committed, some questioned if he should even be in this class. As time marched on, and Walker received more and more offers (like the Alabama Crimson Tide) it became clear that Del Alexander knew what he was doing, and Walker was a special talent.
I’m uncertain if Walker is being recruited as a safety or as a wide receiver at Michigan, but whatever they are selling him… he and his family appear to be buying. I’m also uncertain how much longer this recruitment will take, but Notre Dame still very much want him in this class. Hopefully the Irish can convince him to stay, but it’s looking unlikely at the moment.
At the moment, Notre Dame has just three wide receivers committed in this class. Even if Xavier Watts moves back to WR next year, the numbers look really low for the Irish as we shouldn’t expect all 3 seniors to come back for a fifth year.