Elijah Burress, the son of Plaxico Burress, has decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and pursue a college football career at Notre Dame. Standing at 6 feet 1 inch, Elijah is a junior wide receiver at DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, New Jersey. His commitment to Notre Dame is a significant addition to the team’s already impressive recruiting class for 2025.
Notre Dame’s recruitment efforts have also secured Ivan Taylor, the son of former NFL player Ike Taylor and a cornerback. Ike Taylor was a teammate of Plaxico Burress during his time in the NFL.
Plaxico Burress, after playing college football at Michigan State, went on to have a successful NFL career, playing for the Steelers, Giants, and Jets. A memorable moment in his career was catching the game-winning touchdown pass in Super Bowl XLII, and he celebrated this achievement with his son, Elijah, on the field.
Elijah’s commitment to Notre Dame reflects the continuation of his family’s legacy in football and their love for the sport. His talent will undoubtedly contribute to the success of the team in the future as he continues to follow in his father’s footsteps towards achieving greatness on the field.