HomeNFLElijah Burress, Son of Former NFL WR Plaxico, Commits to Notre Dame

Elijah Burress, Son of Former NFL WR Plaxico, Commits to Notre Dame


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Elijah Burress, the son of former Michigan State and NFL wide receiver Plaxico, has committed to Notre Dame, per ESPN’s Blake Baumgartner.

Burress, a 3-star prospect, is considered to be the No. 36 wide receiver in the Class of 2025 and the No. 11 player in the state of New Jersey by 247Sports. He hails from DePaul Catholic in Wayne, New Jersey.

Last season, Burress caught 25 passes for 434 yards and five touchdowns in 10 games as a junior.

Along with Notre Dame, Burress holds offers from Duke, James Madison, Marshall and others.

Burress adds to an extremely talented Class of 2025 for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame has the No. 1 recruiting class so far according to 247Sports, holding six 4-star recruits and counting. Notre Dame also has the No. 9 recruiting class for the Class of 2024.

Burress’ father, Plaxico, played for Nick Saban at Michigan State from 1996 to 1999, recording a then-program record 1,142 receiving yards in his final season to go along with 12 touchdowns.

He was taken eighth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, who he played for his first five pro seasons. He played for the New York Giants from 2005 to 2008, but was then out of the league until 2011, when he joined the New York Jets. Plaxico finished his career with the Steelers in 2012.

In his 11-year career, Plaxico recorded 8,499 receiving yards and 64 touchdowns.

Burress joins 4-star cornerback Ivan Taylor in his commitment to Notre Dame. Taylor’s father, Ike, played with Plaxico in Pittsburgh, where he was a cornerback.

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