Irish recruiting update

Athlete Davonte Neal (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral), Arizona's Gatorade player of the year and ESPNU's No. 29 overall prospect, will visit Notre Dame this weekend, his first official visit, according to our Greg Biggins.

It will be a busy couple of days for Neal, who was expected to be visited by Ohio State Thursday and could also entertain visits from Tennessee and USC soon.

Neal won't be alone in South Bend, Ind., this weekend, though. Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) High School offensive lineman Ronnie Stanley is expected to be in town.

“I’m looking forward to seeing Notre Dame,” Stanley said. “I talk to the coaches a lot and I have a good relationship with them. They came in for a home visit last week and it went well so this visit will be important to me for sure.

“Arkansas and Florida State also came in for home visits and I’m interested in both schools. I want to take all five of my visits but I don’t know about those last two yet. I still have a pretty big list of schools and I’m going to try and sit down and narrow it down in the next week or so.”

Elsewhere, our Jared Shanker reports that four-star Jeannette (Pa.) safety Demetrious Cox has cut his list to nine, with the Irish joining Arizona State, Arkansas, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Kansas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech were eliminated.

Cox has yet to take an official visit.

Shanker also reports that offensive line coach Ed Warinner reached out Monday to junior tackle Logan Tuley-Tillman (Peoria, Ill./Manual), though Boise State, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma State and Oregon are his early leaders.