Child of ex-NFL WR Burress to join Notre Dame

Blake Baumgartner, ESPN Staff WriterFeb 10, 2024, 07:34 PM ET Elijah Burress, the boy of previous Michigan State and NFL pass receiver Plaxico Burress, devoted to Notre Dame on Saturday.The product of

DePaul Catholic High School (Wayne, N.J.) adds to a 2025 Fighting Irish class that currently has 7 ESPN 300 prospects, connected for 2nd most with Ohio State. In ESPN’s latest group rankings for the cycle– released on Dec. 22– the class sat third behind Georgia and Alabama.The 6-foot-1

, 170-pound Burress captured 25 passes for 434 backyards and 5 goals in 10 games as a junior for the Spartans last season.Editor’s Picks

  • 1 Associated Notre Dame recruited 2 ESPN 300 pass receivers– Cam Williams (No. 47 total) and Micah Gilbert (No. 257 overall)– for its 2024 class, which ranked 12th in ESPN’s rankings.After playing for Nick Saban at Michigan State from 1996 to ’99, the senior Burress was drafted eighth general in 2000 by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played 12 seasons for the Steelers, New York City Giants and the New York Jets, capturing 553 passes for 8,499 backyards and 64 goals over 148 career games.Elijah Burress signs up with four-star cornerback Ivan Taylor

    (No. 30 general in 2025)at Notre Dame; Taylor’s dad, Ike, played for the Steelers and was teammates with Plaxico Burress.

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