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Notre Dame Recruits on their 1/20 Weekend Visits

We’ve already posted about the recruiting visit of 3-star safety Evan Fields earlier today, but as we wait for more news on this weekend’s official visitors, here’s a look at almost all of them on their visits this weekend. We were able to find pictures posted from 7 of the 8 recruits on campus this weekend on Twitter with Tre Norwood being the only holdout.  Ironically, Norwood is considered the most likely to commit to Notre Dame either during or shortly after his visit. LB David Adams(★★★★) & DT Kurt Hinish (★★★) Both Pennsylvania native recruits are firmly committed to Notre Dame ...

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Looks Like Evan Fields Enjoyed His Notre Dame Recruiting Visit

Photo from Twitter @Evan4_

Notre Dame is wrapping up one of the most important recruiting weekends in this recruiting cycle this morning.  As we all wait for any official news on commitments – or on the reverse any dreaded eliminations – it at least looks like one visitor had a great time.  Safety recruit Evan Fields was pretty active on Twitter throughout his trip with several posts about his time in South Bend. Fields posted the tweet below after wrapping up his visit to Notre Dame. 0 God County Notre Dame. Had a great Official Visit!! ☘️💛 #IRISHEL17E pic.twitter.com/HCabmw9WyN — Evan Fields (@Evan4_) January ...

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Previewing Notre Dame Recruiting’s YUGE 1/20 Weekend

Notre Dame DE target Kofi Wardlow (Photo from Twitter @KofiWardlow)

With National Signing Day less than two weeks away, Notre Dame is charging towards the finish line with a lot of open spots available and a lot of holes to fill.  Decommitments and a loss of momentum during the 4-8 campaign has Notre Dame sitting at just 15 commitments with room to accommodate almost a full class.  The Irish will have as many as six uncommitted (to Notre Dame) prospects on campus along with three current commits and five early enrollees this weekend. How the Irish staff performs this weekend will set the tone for the rest of this recruiting ...

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Notre Dame Recruiting: Meet Notre Dame’s Five ’17 Early Enrollees

Photo originally posted to Twitter.

Last weekend five recruits from the 2017 recruiting class moved into their Notre Dame dorm rooms and began life as college students–offensive linemen Aaron Banks and Robert Hainsey, tight end Brock Wright, running back CJ Holmes, and athlete Isaiah Robertson. Since they took the time and effort to graduate from high school early and attend the university we all love and cheer for, and in doing so will likely get lost in the signing day excitement, they deserve to be highlighted, celebrated, and broken down by me, a guy with zero credentials as a talent evaluator except that I screamed ...

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Notre Dame Recruiting: ’17 Big Board Remaining Wide Receivers

Photo from Twitter @ICWestFB

National Signing Day 2017 is just around the corner and the newly overhauled Notre Dame coaching staff has been hitting the road and turning over every leaf to fill out this year’s class.  Over the last few weeks there’s been a fury of new offers going out as Notre Dame looks to replace recent decommits while adding to a strong core of committed recruits.  With just over two weeks to go, we’re taking a look at all the new names and remaining prospects on the board. Note: We will pin these posts to the top of the Football Board and update ...

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Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Commits “Trust the Process”


Notre Dame’s class of 2017 sprung another leak on Monday with the decommitment of Paulson Adebo.  Next to Donovan Jeter, it was the biggest of the now four decommitments that have occurred since the fall.  The rest of the class of 2017 – and those on board for 2018 – are rallying around each other with a social media surge. One by one, the active tweeters among Notre Dame’s commitments for both 2017 and 2018 began tweeting out a simple message with the same picture.  Here’s one such tweet from the first commitment for the class of 2017 – Dillan ...

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Notre Dame Makes Top 5 for 4-Star ATH Connor Wedington

Photo from Twitter

Notre Dame offered 4-star athlete Connor Wedington last month after the versatile playmaker decided to decommit from Washington.  The Irish are now in Wedington’s top 5 and will get an official visit later this month.  Wedington will decide on National Signing Day between Notre Dame, Baylor, Stanford, UCLA, and Washington. Top 5!!! (No Order) I have decided to announce my commitment on National Signing Day 📝 pic.twitter.com/bDULn1VzwT — Connor Wedington (@ConnorWedington) January 1, 2017 Notre Dame is recruiting Wedington as a pure athlete but his future will either be at running back or defensive back.  The Washington native excelled at ...

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Notre Dame Commit Brock Wright Receives High Praise from NFL Legend

Photo from Twitter @DeionSanders

Notre Dame tight end commitment Brock Wright has been putting in some WORK at the Under Armour All-American Bowl practices this week.  So much so that NFL legend Deion Sanders has taken notice.  Check out Primetime’s tweet below. I don't know to much about this kids highschool career but with what I've seen at the #UAallAmerica practices he will play on Sunday 1 day. pic.twitter.com/GQxl3UCfJT — Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) December 30, 2016 With tight end production falling off the map over the last few seasons for Notre Dame, Sanders’s tweet should be music to Notre Dame fans’ ears.  Combine that ...

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4-Star OL Aaron Banks Commits to Notre Dame!

Photo originally posted to Twitter.

Notre Dame picked up a HUGE commitment on Friday as they prepare for the annual Echoes awards banquet.  Literally.  Aaron Banks, a 6-7, 330 lbs offensive tackle, committed to Notre Dame earlier today over .  Banks selected Notre Dame over offers from Michigan, Cal, Nebraska, UCLA, Oregon, and Tennessee. Notre Dame needed to add another offensive lineman in this class and they landed an elite one to round out this year’s OL haul.  Landing Banks was no easy task for Brian Kelly and Harry Hiestand either.  The Irish lured the consensus 4-star OL from the San Cerrito, California in the ...

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Notre Dame Recruiting: 4-Star DE Donovan Jeter Commits!

Photo originally from Twitter

Notre Dame’s disappointing weekend on the field didn’t completely ruin what was a huge recruiting weekend for Notre Dame off the field.  Weekend visitor Donovan Jeter, a 4-star DE, committed to Notre Dame on Monday over the likes of Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, and Penn State. Want to thank everyone that helped with the decision.. but here it is 😬 pic.twitter.com/yR3VYkEzM8 — 5⃣God (@JeteNificent34) September 19, 2016 Jeter visited Notre Dame officially this weekend and following the visit, he moved his commitment announcement plans from Halloween to today.  Needless to say, Notre Dame knocked the visit out of the park ...

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Notre Dame Football Recruiting Visits for Michigan State

Photo: Kirby Lee // USA TODAY Sports

On the gridiron this weekend’s showdown between Notre Dame and Michigan State has major implications for any chances Notre Dame has at making a playoff run in 2o16.  Off the field this weekend has also major implications for Notre Dame’s chances to make future playoff runs with a banner recruiting weekend on tap for the program. Notre Dame will have as many as nine official visitors who are currently not committed to Notre Dame  for the class of 2017 on campus this weekend along with a host of elite unofficial visitors for the class of 2018 on hand as well. ...

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Notre Dame Recruiting: 4-Star LB Matthew Bauer Commits!

Matthew Bauer - Notre Dame LB Commit

It was not all bad news for Notre Dame on Wednesday.  While the Irish lost a potential star player in Alize Jones for the 2016 due to ineligibility, they picked up yet another 4-star recruit for the class of 2018 in Matthew Bauer. It didn’t take long for Bauer to jump on a Notre Dame scholarship offer.  Bauer visited Notre Dame unofficially this week and jumped at the chance to join the Irish class shortly after.  This week’s visit wasn’t his first to Notre Dame.  Bauer was part of Notre Dame’s recent Irish Invasion – another sign of the event’s ...

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Notre Dame’s Class of 2018 Off to Ridiculous Start

Justin Ademilola - Notre LB Commit

Signing Day 2017 is still seven months away, but given the torrid start to the class of 2018, it’s hard not to get excited about the direction Brian Kelly and his staff have the Irish headed.  Following Friday’s commitment of 4-star outside linebacker Ovie Oghoufo, Notre Dame’s class of 2018 already has five members rated with four or more stars. I know some will gloss over this and groan about how commitments don’t mean anything any more and Signing Day is so far away and blah blah blah, but commitments have meant a lot more in Notre Dame recruiting lately. ...

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