Notre Dame commit Peyton Bowen has been the subject of recruiting rumors in recent weeks, but he’s reportedly focused on helping to add more talent to the Irish’s 2023 class.

That’s according to an interview Bowen gave to IrishBreakdown’s Ryan Roberts.

“If you want to come play for a national contender, we have the No. 1 class,” Bowen told IrishBreakdown, sharing his pitch to other recruits. ”You will get a great education. We will set you up for life after football and we have the most draft picks in NFL history.”

Bowen, who is from Texas, took visits to Texas A&M and Alabama in June. He hasn’t stopped listening to other programs despite being fully committed to Notre Dame.

However, Bowen says he’s always in contact with Notre Dame’s coaching staff and the other talented players in the Irish’s 2023 class.

“Since we have the No. 1 class, we text all the time in our group chat,” Bowen told IrishBreakdown. “My relationship with the coaches obviously. I have a great relationship with coach (Chris) O’Leary and coach (Marcus) Freeman. They are the people that I have trusted the most throughout this whole process.”

Bowen is a very important recruit for the Fighting Irish. He is the No. 51 overall player and the No. 5 safety in the country, according to 247Sports Composite rankings.

Bowen has also been rising up the ranks this summer. Earlier this week, On3 upgraded him to 5-star status and named him one of the best safeties in the country for this class.

Bowen will be able to officially sign with Notre Dame during the Early Signing Period in December.