Notre Dame had a host of players from Dallas’ South Oak Cliff High School at Saturday night’s Shamrock Series game against Arizona State at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, including a trio of 2015 prospects.
Running back Jordan Stevenson already holds a few offers, including Texas and Arkansas, while defensive lineman/linebacker Jalen Goss and offensive lineman/defensive lineman Kameron Stubblefield are receiving interest from a host of schools.
All three prospects had a blast at the game.
“It was a nice experience,” said Stevenson, who pointed to the atmosphere and fans inside the stadium. “They’re real supportive and it shows you what to expect on the next level.”
Goss was also impressed with the atmosphere and fans as well as the game itself.
“The game was very exciting,” Goss said. “They kept their composure even when they were down. They just played their game.”
Stubblefield echoed those statements.
“I really liked the game,” he said. “It was a great experience for me. I really liked Notre Dame’s fan atmosphere. The fan support is real good.”
Each prospect enjoyed the game while keeping a close eye on their positions.
“I’m the type who tries to picture myself in that situation,” Stevenson said. “I look at it and think if I could picture myself in that state of mind. I think about what’s a nice fit for me.”
He thinks Notre Dame’s system could be a potential fit for him.
“It was good,” he said. “It’s a pretty good offense and I like it.”
Stubblefield was watching both sides of the ball.
“Their offensive line interests me,” Stubblefield said. “They block hard every play and they’re technically sound. If I’m a defensive lineman for them, they play hard, they’re very physical and they’re really good with their hands.”
Goss did his best to keep his focus on the field.
“I was trying to, but I kept sliding away just looking at all of the fans,” he admitted. “The defense was nice. Personally, I think I could fit in a defense like that. It’s a very uptempo defense.”
Stevenson hadn’t heard from Notre Dame before receiving the invitation to the game and said it’s a school he could have interest in, but isn’t sure yet.
“I keep grinding and take it day by day,” he said of the recruiting process. “I’m not trying to rush the process.”
An explosive player, Stevenson wants to have the chance to make an early impact.
“I’m going to be looking for a team that is supportive and a team that shows it has my best interest at heart,” he said. “Also, somewhere I could play early. I feel like I’m an impact player and that’s one of my big goals, being able to play as a true freshman to show what I’m really made of.”
Goss started at defensive tackle, but shined after getting his request to move back to middle linebacker.
“Whatever college I go to, wherever a coach puts me, I’ll play there,” said Goss, who would like to get in touch with the Irish coaching staff to start building a relationship.
Stubblefield went even further.
“Notre Dame is a real high choice for me,” he said. “If they offered me, I’d probably commit fast.
“I will probably try to e-mail them and see if I could schedule a visit when I’m free and meet their coaching staff.”