Notre Dame football is still in the mix for one of the top cornerback prospects in the 2025 recruiting cycle. Four-star Kevyn Humes included the Fighting Irish in his top five schools on Friday.
Notre Dame made the cut for the 5-foot-11, 170-pounder from Baltimore St. Frances Academy alongside Alabama, Georgia, Oregon and Penn State. Humes initially narrowed his 17 Power Five scholarship offers to a top eight on June 26. He left out LSU, Mayland and Ohio State in today’s release.
The On3 Industry Ranking — a proprietary algorithm that compiles ratings and rankings from all four primary recruiting media services — considers Humes the nation’s No. 326 overall player and No. 36 cornerback in the 2025 class. The 89.20-rated prospect is also the On3 Industry Ranking’s No. 8 prospect in Maryland.
In On3’s own rankings, Humes is the No. 59 cornerback in the class and No. 17 prospect. He has a three-star 87 rating.
The Irish offered Humes during their St. Patrick’s Day-themed “Pot of Gold Day” recruiting event. Sixty-four other 2025 prospects reported Notre Dame offers on March 17, including nine cornerbacks. One of those corners, Phoenix Brophy College Prep product Cree Thomas, is set to announce his commitment on Monday.
Thomas is the No. 372 overall player, No. 43 cornerback and No. 2 prospect in Arizona, according to the On3 Industry Ranking. He visited Notre Dame for the Southern California game on Oct. 14 and then returned for the Pittsburgh game on Oct. 28.
The Irish are still seeking their first cornerback commit in the 2025 cycle.
Humes visited Notre Dame for the first time on March 24. He returned for the USC game, one of four game-day visits he made this football season. Humes also attended games at Alabama, Miami, Penn State and Oregon. Every one of those environments was impressive, but the fan experience in South Bend made his first Irish game a success.
“I’ve been lucky to go to some great games this year,” Humes told Blue & Gold on Thursday. “All of them have been almost packed, if not packed. Notre Dame stands out with the consistency of their fans. They’re loud the entire game.
“They put the recruits next to the student section, and it was just turnt the entire game, which sometimes happens in other college football stadiums, but Notre Dame, they put on a show.”
Humes reported past unofficial college recruiting visits to Maryland (4), Georgia (3), Penn State (2), Miami (2), Oregon, Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, Tennessee, Boston College, Northwestern, West Virginia and North Carolina State.
Although Humes has already traveled to South Bend twice, he told Blue & Gold on Thursday he is eyeing a return visit in the offseason.