Rumors are swirling that Notre Dame commits are actively recruiting top Irish targets.

The New England Show Days provide a unique opportunity for high school athletes in the region to showcase their talents and catch the eye of college coaches. The event, spread over three days, drew a crowd of eager recruiters looking for the next big stars in college football. Rivals.com, a well-known recruiting website, sent national recruiting analyst Adam Friedman to cover the Connecticut schools on the first day of the event.

One of the standout prospects at the event was Augustine, who is committed to Notre Dame and has an official visit scheduled for June 14. Augustine expressed his excitement about his upcoming visit and mentioned his close relationship with other offensive line commits, Owen Strebig and Will Black. He also revealed his hopes of recruiting wide receiver Derek Meadows to Notre Dame.

Black, another Notre Dame commit, impressed the coaches with his performance at the event. With a versatile skill set and impressive athleticism, Black is expected to make an impact at South Bend. He has solidified his commitment to Notre Dame and has developed a strong bond with offensive line coach Joe Rudolph.

Bell, a standout from St. Thomas More, has visits lined up with Rutgers and Boston College and is also considering Tennessee, Penn State, and Notre Dame. He hopes to make a decision in June and is actively exploring his options with various schools.

Hebert, a committed Clemson player, is eager to prove himself after recovering from a broken ankle. He is actively recruiting for Clemson and has his eyes set on prospects David Sanders Jr. and Mal Waldrep. Both players are expected to visit Clemson soon.

Houston, a three-star receiver, is considering official visits to Rutgers, Boston College, Duke, and Wake Forest. He aims to make a decision in September before his senior season begins.

Johnson, known for his speed and versatility, caught the attention of coaches with his impressive 40-yard dash time. He is considering visits to Rutgers, Duke, and potentially other schools based on how his recruitment progresses.

Long, a committed Notre Dame player, is focused on recruiting other prospects to join him in South Bend. He is targeting defensive back Mark Zackery and is looking forward to seeing other commits during his official visit. The coaching staff at Notre Dame has high hopes for Long and has likened him to former All-American Kyle Hamilton.

Pray, a recent Syracuse commit, showcased his potential during the event. Despite limited football experience, his size, strength, and coordination impressed coaches, highlighting his potential for growth in the sport.

Roche, a highly sought-after prospect, continues to draw interest from various college programs. Vanderbilt and West Virginia are among the top contenders for his commitment, but his recruitment could change as more teams get involved.

Shovlin, another promising prospect, has official visits lined up with Stanford, Duke, and Penn State, with potential visits to Virginia, Minnesota, Rutgers, and Maryland. Duke and Stanford are emerging as top choices for Shovlin as he navigates his recruitment process.

Overall, the New England Show Days provided a platform for talented high school athletes to showcase their skills and connect with college coaches, paving the way for their future in collegiate football.

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