Notre Dame lands in Top 5 for one of the top tight ends in the 2024 class
Notre Dame remains in the hunt for one of the very best tight ends in the 2024 class.
Jaden Reddell, a top-60 recruit from Peculiar (Mo.) Raymore-Peculiar, revealed his Top 5 on Wednesday. He has the Fighting Irish alongside Oregon, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.
With official visits scheduled to each of his 3 SEC finalists, most expect Reddell to wind up in the Southeastern Conference. But Notre Dame is fighting hard in the race for his signature. According to Irish Illustrated’s Tom Loy, Notre Dame offensive coordinator Gerard Parker is in Missouri this week to visit with Reddell.
BREAKING: Elite 2024 TE Jaden Reddell is down to 5️⃣ Schools!
The 6’4 235 TE from Raymore, MO is ranked as a Top 25 Player in the ‘24 Class (No. 1 TE)
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A 6-foot-4, 233-pound playmaker, Reddell ranks as the No. 4 tight end in the country and the No. 58 overall recruit in the Class of 2024 in the industry-generated 247 Composite. He’s also the No. 3 prospect from the state of Missouri.
Reddell looks like a hybrid tight end at the collegiate level. In-line work could be in play, but he has done very little of that to this point in his high school career. Instead, Raymore-Peculiar has let him do what he does best: make plays in the pass game.
Reddell has mostly been a receiver in high school. His ability to split out or line up in the slot could prove a major advantage as he continues to fill out his frame. As a sophomore, Reddell produced 21 receptions for 549 yards and 7 touchdowns. As a junior, he made a leap, recording 49 catches for 1,002 yards and 12 touchdowns.
The Irish are loading up on pass-catchers this class, with a trio of blue-chip wideouts — including 5-star Cam Williams — and 4-star tight end Jack Larsen among the 16 known verbal commitments already in the class. It’s a group that ranks top-5 nationally; adding Reddell to the mix would go a long way toward keeping it there.
You can see Reddell’s highlight tape below, via Hudl: