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Irish back up the semi-truck (literally) for Demetris Robertson

Demetris Robertson


With less than a week until National Signing Day, Notre Dame is locked in a very tight battle for 5-star wide receiver Demetris Robertson. With several teams, including new Georgia head coach Kirby Smart, putting on a full-court press, several rumors are swirling about an extended recruitment of Robertson that could go past next Wednesday, with news changing by the day on the pursuit of one of the nation’s top athletes.

Some Irish fans have already waved the white flag. Notre Dame’s coaching staff? Well, they’ve gone all in.

Thursday morning, the Irish brought ND One—the team’s equipment truck—to Savannah, Georgia, parking the 18-wheeler outside of Robertson’s house, and then driving it to his high school. The 5-star recruit took to Twitter to share the impressive sight:

It was a move hinted at by offensive coordinator Mike Sanford on Twitter, who was joined by associate head coach Mike Denbrock in Savannah for the visit to Robertson (and a Waffle House). For those who have forgotten, Denbrock was in Fresno late Tuesday night visiting Caleb Kelly, only to fly across the country to be in Savannah a little more than 24 hours later.

Will the Irish land Robertson? We won’t know until the talented all-purpose athlete sends his letter-of-intent to the school of his choice. But with less than a week until recruits can formalize their scholarships and schools can announce their signing classes, Notre Dame is pulling out all the stops to land a difference maker who could potentially fill Will Fuller’s shoes.