Coach: Notre Dame CB Target Jasiah Wagoner “Anything You Want”


Notre Dame expanded its roster of cornerbacks for the Class of 2023 last month by making an offer to Washington Jasiah Wagoner‍ and the Irish immediately joined an impressive list of suitors.

The Spanaway Lake High School star also has offers from schools like Washington, Oregon, Texas and Penn State, among others.

“Jasiah is everything you want in a corner, really fair in a football player,” says Heir Football Academy CEO Reggie Jones. “Nowadays there are a lot of guys looking for deals, they’re looking for influence. Jasiah is just a football player. He doesn’t care about any of that. Notice he’s not a lot on social media. He’s just a hard-nosed, hard-working football player.

Wagoner is expected to be in South Bend for an official visit this weekend.

Jones, who spent a few years in the NFL with the Saints, Redskins, Vikings and Cowboys, worked with several top prospects at Heir, including former five-star receiver Emeka Egbuka, who eventually signed with Ohio State.

According to Jones, Wagoner ranks among the best who have come through Heir.

“He’s extremely athletic, probably one of the sportiest guys I’ve had at the Academy,” Jones says. “And it’s a dog; absolutely, just a dog. He wants to be part of all the action. He wants to go tackle. He wants the ball whether you give it to him or he takes it. He is a special child.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder was “really excited” about the Irish offer even though it came later than some of the others, according to Jones.

“A lot of kids in the North West, with Notre Dame, everybody sees them on TV every weekend,” Jones says. “I remember when I went there with Emeka, part of the sales pitch was, ‘Hey, even if your grandma just has a TV she buys and plugs it in, you can watch Notre Dame play soccer. That is why children recognize this name.

“He was extremely excited when he received this offer.”

Wagoner included the Irish when he released his Top 7 last week with Washington, Oregon, Cal, Texas, Oklahoma and Penn State.

“I think it’s going to be about the coaches finding a way to connect and finding a way to connect with those who are close to him as well and just finding a way to build a relationship,” Jones says. “He’s a relationship kid and that’s what I love about him. Like I said, he’s not chasing fame, he’s not chasing anything else but a coach who’s going to be good for him and a situation that suits him best.

He also has an official for Cal next weekend, but no others at this time.

“The plan is for him to weed out those officials and go into his final year. So there is no stress for him. ‘You are enjoying your last hoorah.’ And then enrolling early wherever he goes, so he’s on campus growing taller, faster, stronger with his teammates.

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