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  • Writer's pictureGus Ramos

2023 WR Carnell Tate Adds National Offers

September 1st marks the first day that college coaches can initiate contact with the class of 2022 prospects. The day was mainly dominated by incoming junior prospects posting graphics on their social media accounts. 2023 Carnell Tate from Marist High School stole the show in Illinois with some big news.

Tate picked up offers from Notre Dame and the University of Michigan on Tuesday.

Notre Dame was the first program to offer when Tate was given directions to call Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees.

“I called Coach Rees, he likes the videos he’s seen of me online. He also mentioned the Marist and Notre Dame connection,” said Tate.

Rees made Tate instantly feel like a priority because he informed him that he is the first wide receiver in the class of 2023 that Notre Dame has offered.

Tate is very familiar with the Irish since his Marist teammate Pat Coogan is currently committed to them. He also mentioned looking up to current Notre Dame players Houston Griffith and Jordan Johnson who played for the BOOM when they were his age.

“I look up to Jordan Johnson because he runs good routes and knows how to get separation.”

He has his sights set on visiting Notre Dame once schools can host recruits for on-campus visits again.

“I love they’re athletic program, they compete at a high level, academics are great there as well.”

The good news continued to flow when Tate was told by his high school coaches to give Sherrone Moore from Michigan a call.

“Michigan offer was great because I’m on their radar early and I’m a top priority.”

Moore talked to him about life and how Michigan has gotten the top players from Illinois in the last three recruiting cycles.

“I’ve seen videos of their campus and it looks awesome; it feels great to know all my hard work is paying off.”

While Tate may be new to the Michigan recruiting board, he has been seen multiple times over the past few months sporting a Michigan wristband. He received the wristband as a gift from 2021 Michigan commit JJ McCarthy.

Heading into the fall he has scholarship offers from Cincinnati, Vanderbilt, Michigan, Michigan State and Notre Dame.

Tate has also recently received Twitter follows from coaches at Georgia, Penn State, Iowa, Illinois, Mississippi State.

With football postponed until the spring, he will spend his time training at Acceleration Sports Performance and BOOM Football. 

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