Recruiting Archive

Notre Dame Football Recruiting on the Rise

October 28, 2014Comments (36)

Recruiting is the lifeblood of college football and its importance cannot be overstated.  Alabama’s dominance on the gridiron over the past several years goes hand-in-hand with its accomplishments on the recruiting trail, with the Crimson Tide having finished with the top-rated recruiting class four years in a row – and they are currently on pace [...]

ESPN on Brandon Wimbush Committing to Notre Dame

October 8, 2014Comments (11)

Elite 11 quarterback and former Penn State commit Brandon Wimbush flipped Tuesday to Notre Dame. Recruiting reporter Tom VanHaaren discusses what it means for the Fighting Irish.

How Academic Scandal Is Affecting Notre Dame Recruiting

August 18, 2014Comments (7)

How Academic Scandal Is Affecting Notre Dame Recruiting recruiting analyst Allen Trieu joins Campus Insiders’ Shae Peppler to discuss how the Notre Dame academic investigation is affecting recruiting now and in the future. (Note: disregard the line about Notre Dame potentially losing four starters since Kendall Moore was not considered to have any chance to start but focus on what Trieu has [...]

Notre Dame Linebacker Recruiting Reset

July 8, 2014Comments (7)

Any Notre Dame fan that logged on to to watch Cincinnati linebacker recruit Justin Hilliard announce his college destination last week with the hope an Irish upset would occur – similar to Manti Te’o’s grainy webcam surprise commitment to Notre Dame over USC years ago – was ultimately disappointed when Hilliard selected the in-state [...]

Miles Boykin, 4-Star WR, Commits to Notre Dame

July 2, 2014Comments (27)

Miles Boykin, 4-Star WR, Commits to Notre Dame

Wednesday was a bit of a roller coaster for Notre Dame.  The day started off a pair of elite defenders Justin Hilliard and Jashon Cornell committing to Ohio State and then took a turn for the worse when news broke that Nile Sykes would be transferring before his first official practice as a Notre Dame [...]

Notre Dame’s Quarterback Future at Crossroads

July 2, 2014Comments (27)

Notre Dame’s Quarterback Future at Crossroads

The quarterback position has been tenuous at best in South Bend since head coach Brian Kelly’s arrival over four years ago. Three days before being announced as Notre Dame’s new head coach, prolific passer Jimmy Clausen opted to forego his final year of eligibility to head for the professional ranks, leaving the Fighting Irish with [...]

Ashton White Commits to Notre Dame

July 1, 2014Comments (13)

Notre Dame picked up its second commitment in as many days on Tuesday when cornerback Ashton White out of Maryland became the third cornerback to become a member of Notre Dame’s class of 2015. Blessed & Excited to say I am 100% Committed to THE University of Notre Dame!! #GoIrish #ShamrockSoldiers15  @NDFootball — AWhite (@ayeechico) July 2, 2014 Prior [...]

Josh Adams Commits to Notre Dame

June 30, 2014Comments (9)

Josh Adams Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame picked up its 15th verbal commitment for the class of 2015 on Monday afternoon when news broke that running back josh Adams selected Notre Dame after his visit for the Irish Invasion a little over a week ago. After not signing a running back in the class of 2014, Notre Dame was expected [...]

How Successful was the Irish Invasion?

June 29, 2014Comments (23)

Notre Dame’s first Irish Invasion camp is in the books, and after one of the biggest recruiting weekends in many years for the Fighting Irish football program, fans were eager to see what good news would begin to be produced as a result.  Nearly one week and only one commitment later – from a kicker [...]

One More Chance for Notre Dame to Impress Justin Hilliard

June 19, 2014Comments (90)

Notre Dame will be hosting 40+ recruits in the class of 2015 and 2016 combined this weekend for the Irish Invasion, but there won’t be as much of a sense of urgency as there will be with the one recruit who knows the campus the best by now – 5-star linebacker Justin Hilliard.  Hilliard is [...]

Notre Dame’s Recruiting Picks up Steam before Irish Invasion

June 17, 2014Comments (18)

Notre Dame’s Recruiting Picks up Steam before Irish Invasion

What a difference a week makes.  On June 4th Notre Dame received a significant setback to its recruiting class for 2015 when Blake Barnett, a Rivals 4-star quarterback and the Fighting Irish’s highest rated commitment, de-committed to better explore programs like Oregon and Alabama.  Barnett had been the crown jewel and face of Notre Dame’s [...]

4-Star CB Shaun Crawford Commits to Notre Dame

June 15, 2014Comments (43)

The Notre Dame recruiting train keeps on steaming along as the Irish head into this month’s Irish Invasion with a Father’s Day commitment from Shaun Crawford, a 4-star cornerback who was once committed to Michigan.   Notre Dame has now picked up five commitments in the last 10 days. It had been speculated for weeks [...]

Nick Coleman Commits to Notre Dame

June 13, 2014Comments (29)

Notre Dame added it’s 3rd commitment in less than a week on Thursday with the addition of Ohio cornerback Nick Coleman. Coleman was just a recent recipient of a Notre Dame offer – an offer that the Dayton native did not take long to act on.  Coleman visited Notre Dame this week and decided on [...]

Micah Dew-Treadway Commits to Notre Dame

June 11, 2014Comments (15)

The Notre Dame class of 2015 continues to take shape after picking up commitment #10 on Wednesday night in the form of Illinois native defensive end Micah Dew-Treadway. Treadway gave fans a clue that things were going pretty well on his midweek visit to Notre Dame early Wednesday evening. ND IS AMAZING. GREAT TRADITION. SIMPLY [...]

Unpredictability Becoming the Norm in Notre Dame Recruiting

June 11, 2014Comments (33)

If you follow college football recruiting, you know the rules are as follows: Outside of a cap on the number of official visits a recruit can take that are paid for by the hosting university, there are no rules.  A high school football recruit is free to offer a verbal commitment to any school and [...]


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