Notre Dame has secured a significant addition to its 2025 recruiting class with the commitment of Elijah Burress, son of Plaxico Burress. Standing at 6 feet 1 inch, Elijah is a junior wide receiver at DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, New Jersey. His talent and legacy in football will undoubtedly contribute to the success of the team in the future.
Ivan Taylor, son of former NFL player Ike Taylor and a cornerback, has also committed to Notre Dame. Ike Taylor was a teammate of Plaxico Burress during his time in the NFL, adding another connection between the two families and their contributions to the sport.
Plaxico Burress had a successful NFL career after playing college football at Michigan State. He played for the Steelers, Giants, and Jets before retiring from the game. One memorable moment in his career was catching the game-winning touchdown pass in Super Bowl XLII. He celebrated this achievement with his son Elijah on the field.
Elijah’s decision to pursue his college football career at Notre Dame reflects not only his own aspirations but also continues his family’s legacy in football. With his commitment, Notre Dame’s recruitment efforts have become even more impressive for 2025 season.