Notre Dame misses on late rising athlete from Massachusetts

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The Irish were early to find a potential gem in athlete Ronan Hanafin out of Massachusetts. They were one of the first big powers to offer the most likely future wide receiver in November of last year. Other big time programs followed, including Alabama, Georgia, USC, LSU, Oklahoma and Ohio State.

Due to the early offer, many thought Hanafin was an Irish lean. An official visit in June of this year continued to fuel that belief. However, Hanafin announced on Tuesday his commitment to Clemson, taking another name off the board for Marcus Freeman and the Irish.

Fortunately, the cupboard isn’t bare at the position; the Irish have commitments from Jaden Greathouse, Braylon James and Rico Flores. What this does mean is Freeman has to go back to the drawing board to find another receiver recruit if four in the 2023 class was the desired number. Time will tell if that is the case, but for now the Irish have three very good commitments for their current cycle.

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Notre Dame's 2023 Recruiting Commitments

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