Because of the NCAA’s mandated dead period due to the coronavirus pandemic, many college prospects in the 2021 class have had to make commitments without taking a formal recruiting trip.
Some have taken their own self-guided tours of campus, while others made decisions sight unseen.
For Jonesborough (Tenn.) David Crockett’s Prince Kollie, the nation’s No. 22 outside linebacker per Rivals, he picked the Irish in August without ever setting foot on campus.
But his high school team had a bye this past week, which allowed Kollie and Crockett assistant coach Kevin Ramsey to take a drive up to South Bend.
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“It was important for me to put eyes on the unbelievable things I’ve been seeing online for myself,” Kollie said. “I wanted