Fighting Irish Hoping Texas Game Brings Recruiting Bump

notre_dame_fighting_irish_logoNotre Dame is bringing the Shamrock Series to Texas this weekend, and Saturday’s game against Arizona State will mark the program’s first regular season contest in the state since 2009. With the game comes a hope that playing in the talent-rich state will produce a local recruiting bump.

Notre Dame began to make an impact in Texas with its last recruiting class, signing four-star wide receivers Corey Robinson (San Antonio) and Torii Hunter (Dallas area), as well as three-star tight end Durham Smythe (Belton, between Austin and Dallas). Safety Nicky Baratti, cornerback Jalen Brown, running back Cam McDaniel and kicker Nick Tausch all hail from Texas as well.

“In Texas, you only hear A&M or Texas,” Robinson said. “Those are the only schools you hear, and SEC and other Big 12 schools. You never hear anything about Notre Dame unless you follow them.”

Source: NBC on Yahoo Sports