As BGI reported would happen Tuesday morning, Etiwanda (Calif.) High wide receiver Geordon Porter has released a list of his top seven schools, and the Irish made the cut along with Utah, Cal, Colorado, Arizona State, Alabama and UCLA.
Porter was offered by Notre Dame on June 14, just before Braden Lenzy publicly announced his flip to Oregon.
Following the offer, the Irish immediately jumped into the top group for Porter, and an official visit is in the works for a game in September before a potential decision in October.
In Shamrock Secrets on June 22, BGI reported that Porter's family had slated Notre Dame as one of their "top picks."
BGI also recently spoke with Porter's father George, a former USC track athlete. The elder Porter is definitely excited about what an Irish education could offer his son, and sees a potentially perfect fit in South Bend.
Porter's father told BGI that the speedy wideout is looking for a football program that can clearly define his role in their offense, and it appears Notre Dame has done that so far.
“I think it’s been made really clear that they need a receiver who can be a home run hitter, and they feel that Geordon has the capabilities to be that type of player,” Porter explained. “Notre Dame knows how to use a receiver with his skillset. They like that type of receiver and they’re clear on what attributes they need and what their goals are.”
So, what would Notre Dame be getting should Porter sign with the Irish come February?
BGI football analyst Bryan Driskell said in his 2018 wide receiver big board that Porter "can absolutely fly. Porter’s personal best in the 100-meter dash is an impressive 10.61, and that speed translates quite well onto the football field. He shows a very good initial burst, but his acceleration is truly elite. Porter can take the top off any defense and trying to defend him one-on-one on the outside is a risky proposition."
For now, Porter's list stands at seven, but the Irish should be in a good spot to make a big impression on him during September's visit.