Over the next two days, a pair of four-star recruits are set to make their decisions. Running back Chris Tyree is set to make his announcement tomorrow, while defensive end Braiden McGregor is due for a Friday decision.
One team could wind up going two-for-two if things swing the right way: Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are finalists for both players.
That doesn’t mean that both will pledge to Brian Kelly’s club. The program is considered a favorite for one of the two players, but the other is far more up in the air.
Four-star running back Chris Tyree is down to Notre Dame, Alabama, and Oklahoma.
Per ND Insider, the staff feels best about this recruitment.
The Irish feel confident they will land Tyree. The 5-foot-9, 171-pounder would then follow through on his June 21-23 official visit to Notre Dame. Tyree almost committed to Oklahoma following his April 12-14 official visit.
Irish offensive coordinator Chip Long and running backs coach Lance Taylor prevented that from happening, though. It was suggested to Tyree that he should not make an emotional decision off a visit. Taylor conveyed the message after visiting Tyree’s school on April 16.
It looks like their persistence will pay off.
Recruiting analysts largely feel the same way. 82-percent have him going with Notre Dame, per 247’s crystal ball. He will announce at 3 p.m. ET on CBS Sports HQ.
As for McGregor, Notre Dame’s main competition is Michigan and Florida. The favorite also has 82-percent of the 247 predictions here, but that favorite is the Wolverines.
The Irish are far less confident about landing McGregor. He’s had little to no contact with Notre Dame this week, which might suggest he will commit elsewhere. The 6-6, 255-pounder took an official visit to Florida over the weekend. However, Michigan has long been considered the bigger threat.
During his April 5-7 official visit to Notre Dame, McGregor came close to committing to the Irish. Though, he has almost committed to a couple other schools as well. The Irish once felt McGregor’s recruitment could last until July. That’s obviously not the case anymore. He’s been unpredictable and has the Irish guessing as of Tuesday.