Notre Dame to host former ACC wide receiver on recruiting visit
Notre Dame is looking to add to its receiving corps in the transfer portal this offseason.
An early top target for the Fighting Irish appears to be former Virginia Tech receiver Kaleb Smith. On Monday, Smith shared a photo with Notre Dame receiver coach Chansi Stuckey and indicated that he will be in in South Bend for a visit this weekend.
— Kaleb Smith (@kaleb11smith) December 12, 2022
Smith was one of the lone bright spots on an inefficient Virginia Tech offense this season. He led the team with 37 receptions for 674 yards and 3 touchdowns.
He proved to be a reliable deep threat for the Hokies this season. His yards-per-catch average of 18.22 yards ranked 4th in the ACC during the regular season.
Notre Dame is in need of receiver depth for 2023. The Irish are losing their top pass catcher in tight end Michael Mayer and hope to have a more balanced offensive attack next season. Notre Dame’s offensive identity this season was largely based around the running game. Other than Mayer, no Notre Dame receiver caught more than 30 passes or amassed more than 340 yards.
Notre Dame will play South Carolina in the Gator Bowl later this month.