It’s been a busy couple weeks for Notre Dame on the recruiting trail.
Over the past several weeks, the Irish staff has brought a ton of prospects to South Bend for visits and camps, and have spent much of that time evaluating prospects who could be in line for an Irish offer down the road.
One prospect who swung through South Bend last week was Cade McNamara, a class of 2019 quarterback from Reno (Nev.) Damonte Ranch.
McNamara participated in a camp while in South Bend, and said he was happy for the opportunity to show off his talents in front of the Irish coaching staff.
“It was great,” McNamara said. “I feel like I did very good at Notre Dame. Coach (Tom) Rees and I seemed to get along really good. He’s definitely a great guy and a great coach. Me and him will be staying in touch in the future and I look forward to that relationship.”
The young signal caller said he came away impressed with Rees, and would love to play for him in the future.
“He’s a very competitive guy and I love that because I’m a competitive guy,” McNamara said. “Having an opportunity to play for a guy like that would be awesome.”
Following the camp, McNamara said he got to meet the rest of the staff as well, and is hoping to hear more from them going forward.
“The staff is awesome,” McNamara said. “After the camp we had a great conversation about where we stand.”
McNamara doesn’t hold an Irish offer, but he’s definitely on the staff’s radar, which he’s content with at this early point in his process.
“Notre Dame is a great program with all the tradition and great players that have come through there,” McNamara said. “For them to be interested in me is very exciting.”
Of course, adding an Irish offer to a list that includes Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego State and Wisconsin is the ultimate goal.
“That would be awesome,” McNamara said. “An offer from Notre Dame would mean a lot to me. I’m not really trying to stack offers, I’m just trying to find the right offer. Notre Dame would be a great program to play for.”