Here are 7 Notre Dame commits new coach Brian Kelly and LSU could target

Koki Riley
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

Brian Kelly was named the new football coach at LSU on Monday. So which recruits could the former Notre Dame coach convince to come to Baton Rouge?

Here are seven Notre Dame commits Kelly and LSU could target.

Amorion Walker

Walker is a three-star wide receiver at Ponchatoula (Louisiana) and committed to Notre Dame back in March. According to his coach, Hank Tierney, Walker learned about Kelly's hiring before Notre Dame contacted him about what happened.

"When he came here this morning, he told me he spoke to the Notre Dame coach (receivers coach Del Alexander) late last night," Tierney said Tuesday.

Walker already holds an offer from the Tigers but wasn't actively recruited by LSU's previous regime, according to Tierney. Perhaps with Kelly in charge, that will change.

C.J. Williams

A four-star wide receiver at Mater Dei (California), Williams is the second-highest rated recruit in Notre Dame's 2022 class, according to 247Sports Composite. 

Thanks to Kelly, LSU could be the mix for his services. The Tigers have just one wide receiver committed to its 2022 class. But with Lincoln Riley landing at USC, the Trojans could flip his allegiance away from the Irish. USC has a long history of bringing in top recruits from Mater Dei.

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Jaylen Sneed

Sneed is a five-star linebacker and the No. 32 recruit in the nation who committed to the Fighting Irish in July.

The Hilton Head (South Carolina) recruit expressed his thoughts on Kelly's decision to leave Notre Dame with a Twitter post showing his faith in Irish defensive coordinator Marcus Freeman, writing "In Coach Freeman we trust."

But if Kelly could lure Freeman to Baton Rouge, or if Freeman left the Irish for a different job, Sneed could be in play for LSU.

Drayk Bowen

Also a five-star recruit at Andrean (Indiana), Bowen is the top prospect in Notre Dame's 2023 class and the No. 2 linebacker in the nation.

Like Sneed, Bowen showed his support for the Irish and Freeman on Twitter, posting "If that was the move then this is the move. #FreemanEra."

If Freeman were to leave the Irish for any reason, Bowen could be a new target for the Tigers.

Aamil Wagner

LSU's impending holes on its offensive line make Wagner, a four-star recruit and the No. 12 offensive tackle in the nation, an intriguing possibility.

Wagner committed to Notre Dame just two weeks ago. The Wayne (Ohio) prospect has a massive frame — 6-foot-6 and 265 pounds — and, if paired with five-star LSU commit Will Campbell, could provide the Tigers with a lethal tackle combination for years to come.

According to 247Sports, he has yet to receive an offer from the Tigers.

Jadarian Price

As the No. 18 running back in the nation and No. 34 recruit in Texas, Price offers something LSU's 2022 class doesn't have.

A running back.

Following four-star recruit TreVonte' Citizen's decision to decommit from the Tigers on Sunday, LSU is without a running back commit despite averaging just 3.2 yards on the ground this season.

Price, a prospect at Denison who committed to Notre Dame in February, could fill that void.

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Jaden Mickey

LSU's cornerback room looks awfully light heading into next season, with former five-star recruits Eli Ricks in the transfer portal — and staying there despite Kelly's hiring — and Derek Stingley Jr. off to the NFL.

If LSU landed Mickey, a four-star recruit at Centennial (California), the Tigers' depth would receive a much-needed boost at a key position.

Mickey also retweeted a post on Tuesday — from four-star linebacker Niuafe Tuihalamaka — supporting Freeman that read "WE WANT FREEMAN!"