The college football recruiting calendar is picking up and after the first big visit weekend of June, here are five teams with palpable momentum.
It’s visit season for college football recruiting and most programs were hosting recruits for official and unofficial visits over the weekend.
Clemson football hosted a huge official visit weekend, something that the Tigers had never done before in the summer. But over 30 recruits were on campus and it has already paid off in a big way for Dabo Swinney and the Tigers.
Notre Dame football also had a bunch of top recruits on campus over the weekend including five-star quarterback CJ Carr in the 2024 class and guess what? The Irish are now projected to land the Michigan football legacy (grandson of Lloyd Carr) who is set to announce on Thursday.
Notre Dame is the overwhelming favorite after getting a slew of expert projections this week and in terms of college football teams with recruiting momentum, the Irish are as hot as it gets.
So after the first big visit weekend of June, which sets the stage for a big month in college football recruiting, we look at five teams with momentum, starting with the Irish.
Notre Dame football
The Irish have the top-ranked college football recruiting class in 2023 right now according to On3 and 247 sports. But they are getting 2024 off to a strong start too and after months of pursuing five-star Dante Moore, another QB from Michigan in the 2023 class, Notre Dame football went all-in on CJ Carr and it worked.
However, the Irish are trending with all sorts of crystal ball predictions from 247 sports, it’s literally insane. A trio of 2023 recruits Micah Bell (3-star 2023 CB), Elijah Page (3-star 2023 OT), and Joe Otting have all been projected to Notre Dame, as well as 2024 wideout Cam Williams.
Update: Otting has just committed to Notre Dame football.
The Carr commitment this week is only going to add to that momentum and after putting together a really strong class in 2022, the Irish are looking at more elite hauls in 2023 and 2024.