Notre Dame Fighting Irish Recruiting

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  1. DatNDaz

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    Notre Dame Fighting Irish Recruiting

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    2014 Notre Dame Freshman Class
    Rankings after postseason recruits added

    Pos​
    Name​
    Ht​
    Wgt​
    OA Rank​
    Pos Rank​
    Rating​
    State​
    OVR​
    FS Kingsley Boyd 6'3" 189 #760 #49 FS :3stars: FL
    OLB John Dean 6'2" 210 #135 #13 OLB :4stars: NJ
    TE Sean Simmons 6'2" 252 #34 #3 TE :4stars: AL
    T Isaac Felder 6'5" 280 #215 #19 T :4stars: TX
    DT Adam Thomas 6'5" 249 #109 (BONUS) #4 DT :4stars: AL
    WR Andrew Herron 6'0" 176 #24 #3 WR :5stars: VA
    C Blake Henderson 6'2" 286 #387 #14 C :3stars: OH
    CB Robert Davis 5'11" 170 #282 #26 CB :3stars: GA
    DT Chase Randall 6'4" 322 #111 (BONUS) #5 DT :4stars: NJ
    QB James Smith 6'5" 209 #87 #9 QB :4stars: CA
    G Chris Banks 6'5" 270 #259 #18 C :4stars: TN
    P Nick Banks 5'10" 210 #775 #11 P :3stars: AL
    TE Jaron Dukes 6'5" 225 #549 #25 TE :3stars: LA
    Offseason


    69 Roster + 14 Seniors + 1 Leaving Early = 16 scholarships (3 remaining)

    Factoring in signed Bonus recruits:
    1 :5stars: (1 signed)
    9 :4stars: (7 signed)
    6 :3stars: (5 signed)



    2013 Notre Dame Freshman Class

    Pos​
    Name​
    Ht​
    Wgt​
    OA Rank​
    Pos Rank​
    Rating​
    State​
    OVR​
    C John Jones 6'4" 270 #32 #2 C :4stars: AL 85
    G Matthew Keith 6'3" 293 #100 (BONUS) #7 G :4stars: FL 77
    CB Adam Tucker 6'1" 193 #40 (BONUS) #5 CB :4stars: CA 82
    MLB Derrick Lane 5'9" 240 #375 #26 MLB :3stars: MT 80
    WR Larry Seymour 6'1" 200 #312 #28 WR :3stars: OH 76
    DE Jordan Burks 6'0" 262 #382 #15 DE :3stars: OK 74
    HB Cam Horne 6'1" 196 #56 #5 HB :4stars: MI 81
    T Bryant Washington 6'7" 288 #182 #12 T :4stars: MO 81
    QB Jonathan Blair 6'3" 201 #70 (BONUS) #7 QB :4stars: IN 77
    DE Will Hemphill 6'4" 241 #11 #1 DE :5stars: KS 80
    C Eric Galloway 6'0" 314 #60 (BONUS) #3 C :4stars: NJ 77
    WR Jake Simmons 6'0" 194 #30 (BONUS) #1 WR :4stars: IN 78
    MLB Dennis Jackson 5'11" 252 #53 #6 MLB :4stars: MI 79
    OLB Dustin Moore 6'1" 214 #324 #20 OLB :3stars: IL 75
    WR Adam Williams 6'0" 200 #196 #20 WR :4stars: VA 80
    FS Nick Sparks 6'2" 183 #580 #31 FS :3stars: CA 77
    SS Bill Cannon 6'5" 198 #87 #5 SS :4stars: MI 82
    Offseason
    SS Martin Irvin 6'1" 205 #106 (BONUS) #6 SS :4stars: OH 77
    G Trey Martin 6'2" 269 #54 #5 G :4stars: IL 77
    TE AJ Means 6'0" 243 #492 #24 TE :3stars: KY 75


    70 Roster + 17 Seniors + 4 Leaving Early = 21 scholarships (1 remaining)

    Factoring in signed Bonus recruits:
    1 :5stars: (1 signed)
    13 :4stars: (13 signed)
    7 :3stars: (6 signed)



    2012 Notre Dame Freshman Class
    Rankings after postseason recruits added

    Pos​
    Name​
    Ht​
    Wgt​
    OA Rank​
    Pos Rank​
    Rating​
    State​
    OVR​
    DE Jahmal Rice 6'8" 242 #86 #3 DE :4stars: PA 78
    MLB Jim Brooks 6'5" 232 #48 #2 MLB :4stars: MI 80
    HB Chad Henderson 5'10" 192 #221 #23 HB :4stars: MI 82
    CB Kevin McCauley 5'11" 161 #46 #10 CB :4stars: AL 82
    DT Jake Flynn 6'4" 280 #2 (BONUS) #1 DT :5stars: WV 84
    DE Kyle Benson 6'4" 264 #122 #5 DE :4stars: FL 81
    G Kurt Hall 6'5" 283 #160 #7 G :4stars: OH 76
    QB David Clark 6'1" 183 #161 #8 QB :4stars: AL 79
    CB Mike Weeks 6'0" 181 #30 #3 CB :5stars: OH 81
    FB Chris Mays 5'11" 242 #341 #2 FB :3stars: AL 73
    OLB Mason Townsend 6'4" 236 #534 #30 OLB :3stars: TX 74


    70 Roster + 10 Seniors + 1 Leaving Early = 11 scholarships (None remaining)

    Factoring in signed Bonus recruits:
    2 :5stars: (2 signed)
    7 :4stars: (7 signed)
    2 :3stars: (2 signed)



    2011 Notre Dame Freshman Class

    Week​
    Pos​
    Name​
    Ht​
    Wgt​
    OA Rank​
    Pos Rank​
    Rating​
    State​
    OVR​
    1 OLB Kyle Ford 6'3" 231 #105 #12 OLB :4stars: NJ 78 MLB
    3 SS Ryan Peoples 6'0" 197 #101 #8 SS :4stars: WI 81
    5 WR Deon Spence 6'3" 171 #18 #3 WR :5stars: GA 83
    5 G Derek Sims 6'1" 288 #90 (BONUS) #8 G :4stars: CA 80 JC-Jr
    5 C Nate Walker 6'1" 285 #44 #2 C :4stars: MD 81
    5 T Terrence Williams 6'7" 291 #40 (BONUS) #3 T :5stars: FL 82
    5 QB Devin Archie 6'4" 239 #2 (BONUS) #1 QB :5stars: HI 85
    6 HB Jack Johnson 6'0" 205 #190 (BONUS) #17 HB :4stars: PA 77
    6 K Jimmy Jacobs 5'11" 189 #426 #11 K :3stars: KY 77
    7 TE Steve Homes 6'3" 241 #362 #18 TE :3stars: PA 77
    9 OLB Larry Fletcher 6'3" 225 #60 (BONUS) #3 OLB :4stars: KY 77
    9 DT Joseph Smith 6'2" 278 #64 #3 DT :4stars: GA 80
    10 T Garrett West 6'8" 301 #58 #4 T :4stars: SD 77
    11 CB Terry Johnson 5'11" 160 #110 (BONUS) #8 CB :4stars: OR 76
    12 DE Howard Ratliff 6'0" 236 #199 #10 DE :4stars: PA 74
    13 TE Mike Gardner 6'6" 242 #263 #13 TE :3stars: FL 81
    OS1 ATH Brad Matthews 6'1" 179 #70 (BONUS) #11 ATH :4stars: WV 76 CB
    OS3 DT Tom Patterson 6'4" 274 #251 (BONUS) #18 DT :4stars: CN 82 JC-So
    OS4 WR Earl Dawson 6'3" 213 #327 #26 WR :3stars: NJ 78


    68 Roster + 14 Seniors + 3 Leaving Early = 19 scholarships (None remaining)

    Factoring in signed Bonus recruits:
    3 :5stars: (3 signed)
    13 :4stars: (12 signed)
    3 :3stars: (4 signed)




    2010 Notre Dame Freshman Class

    Week​
    Pos​
    Name​
    Ht​
    Wgt​
    OA Rank​
    Pos Rank​
    Rating​
    State​
    OVR​
    1 C Terrence Dorsey 6'5" 310 #105 #6 C :4stars: OH 75
    3 HB Ian Childress 6'1" 211 #47 #7 HB :4stars: CA 80
    3 MLB Paul McFarland 6'3" 230 #13 #2 MLB :5stars: OR 87
    4 G Mike Carr 6'3" 322 #20 (BONUS) #2 G :5stars: MI 79
    4 T Antoine Hughes 6'5" 305 #54 #3 T :4stars: AL 78
    7 FB Kirk Howard 5'11" 214 #472 #2 FB :3stars: LA 75
    8 TE Mark Adams 6'4" 261 #72 #4 TE :4stars: CA 79
    8 SS Kevin Crosby 6'4" 213 #88 #8 SS :4stars: FL 78
    8 FS Mike Anderson 6'1" 170 #48 #3 FS :4stars: MI 77
    OS WR Jason Woods 6'5" 209 #75 #4 WR :4stars: CA 78
    OS P James Williams 6'0" 190 #338 #11 P :3stars: PA 76
    OS FS Jeff Dennis 6'4" 210 #317 #24 FS :3stars: FL 74


    69 Roster + 10 Seniors + 3 leaving early = 14 scholarships (2 remaining)

    Factoring in signed Bonus recruits:
    2 :5stars: (2 signed)
    7 :4stars: (7 signed)
    5 :3stars: (3 signed)​
     
  2. DatNDaz

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    2010 Notre Dame Freshman Class

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    Pos Rank​
    Rating​
    State​
    OVR​
    C Terrence Dorsey #105 #6 C :4stars: OH ?





    69 Roster + 10 Seniors = 11 scholarships (10 remaining)

    1 :5stars:
    7 :4stars:
    3 :3stars:
     
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    After an official visit for week 7's USC game, Kirk Howard, the nation's #2 FB prospect, committed to the Irish. He was previously considered a heavy Florida lean, but he was reportedly blown away by his official visit to South Bend. He cited program tradition as the biggest factor in his decision.

    Howard commented, "Florida is a hot team right now, no doubt. I really like the coaches there, but Notre Dame just felt right. I enjoyed my visit to Gainesville, but I just couldn't feel the tradition there like I felt at ND."

    **EDIT**

    Prior to kickoff of the week 8 game vs BC, Coach Daz got word that TE Mark Adams committed to ND. Mark is the #4 TE and #72 overall prospect.
     
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    Week 8 vs Boston College was ND's 2nd biggest recruiting weekend of the year, with 8 visitors. Following the game the Irish received 2 more commitments, this time at their most needed position. With only 2 strong safeties on the roster currently and both in their final year of eligibility, SS is the most immediate need the Irish have this offseason.

    After Jerome Williams signed with Michigan, Kevin Crosby (#8 SS, #88 overall) became ND's #1 recruiting target. The thing the ND staff likes the most about Crosby is his size. At 6'4", 213, he has a body that's ready for action in 2010. Pause.

    Also giving his commitment this weekend was FS Mike Anderson. Mike might be the most talented safety in the 2010 recruiting class, but his size (6'1", 170 lbs) drops him a bit in the rankings. He's ranked the #3 FS, #48 overall recruit. Despite living in Michigan, it was the Oklahoma Sooners who were leading for Mike prior to his visit to South Bend. Despite being undersized, Mike may get consideration at SS next fall given the need for 2-3 new players at the position.
     
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    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    I hope my Wolverines will see a lot of 170 lb strong safeties! Oh, and Williams said that even though he'll redshirt next year and will probably not start until 2013, he can't wait to beat on some Irish receivers and runners.
     
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    I hope Crosby ends up better than Williams. You better believe I'm going to be tracking their progress against each other the next 4-5 seasons.

    I hate that Anderson is only 6'1', 170. His attributes look great and he'll probably be fantastic in coverage, I just see him getting plowed by big backs. If we had formation subs, he'd probably end up in my nickel formation, with a run-stopper type in my 3-4. Maybe packages allow for this somehow, I'll have to check.
     
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    In Week 1 of offseason recruiting ND signed 3 guys. Woods and Dennis are tall. Look out for them in 2012.

    Chart updated above.

    Jason Woods 4* WR
    James Williams 3* P
    Jeff Dennis 3# FS
     
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    YEAR 2 (2011 CLASS)

    After signing 2 prospects in the first 3 weeks of the season, ND hosted their biggest recruiting weekend of the year in week 4 vs Stanford. With visits from 16 of the nation's top prospects, the Irish were hoping to get commitments from some of their top targets early in the season and they did just that, with 5 hard commitments and 3 "softies".

    The most important signing of the weekend was #1QB and the #2 ranked prospect overall, Devin Archie. Archie is a pro-style QB out of Hawaii who boasts B+ throw power and accuracy.

    The "biggest" commitment was from 6'7" Bonus 5* T Terrence Williams out of Florida. Williams had 7 user teams and Ohio State in his top 8.

    The surprise of the weekend was 5* WR Deon Spence. 6'3" with "A" speed out of Georgia, he had 3 Florida schools in his top 5. ND overcame 2 of them to get his commitment. He may play a role next year if Michael Floyd leaves for the NFL.

    Bonus 4* G Derek Sims and 4* C Nate Walker rounded out the Irish commitments in Week 4.

    Look for the Irish to push hard to close on several other players in the next few weeks.
     
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    2 more signings for ND in week 6. Jack Johnson, a 4* bonus HB, and Jimmy Jacobs a 3* K. List updated above.
     
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    ND signed 2 4* guys in week 9. Both ranked in the 60's overall and both #3 at their position. OLB Fletcher is a bonus recruit. Updated list at the top.
     
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    Two more signings. In week 10 we signed Garrett West, the #4 T. In week 11 we got Terry Johnson, the #8 CB, who's a bonus 4*. List updated up top.

    With Johnson's commitment, if we sign the bonus ATH who looks like a CB, Coley's getting cut.
     
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    Bump for 2012 class.

    Not sure where I saw this, but I think someone wrote that 2013 is a weak WR class. Not good since I need to sign at least 2 in this class.
     
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    Updated 2013 class in first post
     

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