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Micah Jones Commits, Keeps Up Notre Dame Recruiting Momentum

We’re just past the midway point of February and Notre Dame just picked up their 4th verbal commitment for the class of 2018… this week.  Micah Jones jumped on board the Notre Dame recruiting train Friday afternoon joining 4-star CB Kalon Gervin, 4-star S Derrik Allen, and 3-star OT Cole Mabry in pickups for Notre Dame this week. Micah Jones is a massive target to add to the Notre Dame wide receiving corps.  The 6’5″ Illinois native is a “W” receiver prospect (Equanimeous St. Brown/Chase Claypool position).  He selected Notre Dame over Michigan State, Northwestern, Ole Miss, Illinois, and Nebraska. ...

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Notre Dame Football Recruiting 2018: Off To A Flying Start

Things are happening, folks. Things. Are. Happening. The plan for the UHND staff following the February 1st signing day for the 2017 class was to put recruiting on the back burner and focus on upcoming spring practice, winter conditioning, and the 2017 season. Luckily, that was not the plan for the revamped Irish staff. Notre Dame picked up three big time commitments this week–with a possible fourth coming on Friday in receiver Micah Jones–and coupled with the three additions that came on national signing day and the three pickups in the last couple of weeks in the 2017 cycle, that ...

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Cole Mabry Continues Notre Dame Recruiting Momentum

If you thought the torrid pace at which the Notre Dame coaching staff closed the class of 2017 would slow down after Signing Day, you thought wrong.  Notre Dame picked up its third commitment in two days on Tuesday when 3-star OT Cole Mabry committed to the Irish following his Junior Day visit this past weekend. Like fellow recent commitment Kalon Gervin, things moved fast with the recruitment of Cole Mabry.  Notre Dame just offered the Tennessee native last week.  He quickly scheduled a trip to South Bend for Junior Day and two days later he was the 9th member ...

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Notre Dame Recruiting Keeps Rolling: 4-Star S Derrik Allen Commits!

Monday was quite the productive day on the recruiting trail for Notre Dame – especially for the second week of February.  After picking up a commitment from 4-star CB Kalon Gervin this morning, Notre Dame’s class of 2018 picked up even more steam Monday night when 4-star safety Derrik Allen pledged to the Irish as well.   Less than two weeks from National Signing Day 2017 and Notre Dame added two 4-star top 100 caliber defensive backs. 🙏🙏COMMITTED ‼️‼️‼️‼️☘️ pic.twitter.com/15cX4wJnIE — Derrik Allen (@DsmoothAllen) February 14, 2017 This is a big time pickup for Notre Dame.   Derrik Allen (6’1″, ...

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Notre Dame Football Lands 4-Star CB Kalon Gervin!

Notre Dame’s Junior Day this past weekend might have had a small list of uncommitted players, but it is already paying dividends for the Irish.  Fresh off his weekend visit, 4-star cornerback Kalon Gervin has committed to Notre Dame giving the Irish yet another 4-star prospect in the early stages of the class of 2018. Things moved extremely fast for Notre Dame with Gervin.  The Irish offered the talented cornerback just a week ago today.  He quickly set up a visit for this weekend’s Junior Day.  A week later, Gervin is the 7th commitment in the Notre Dame class of ...

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Notre Dame LB David Adams Senior Year Highlights

National Signing Day was less than a week ago and while Notre Dame is already in full on class of 2018 mode, there’s a still a lot of time to kill between now and spring football to look back at some of the young men who are now officially members of the Fighting Irish.  A little over a week ago, one of them – linebacker David Adams -released his senior season highlights and they are well worth a watch. Adams was a consensus 4-star recruit until Rivals dropped him to 3-stars following the Under Amrour All-American practices and bowl game. ...

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Sleepers Into Stars: Brian Kelly’s Best Recruiting Hits For Notre Dame

Signing day 2017 finished with a flourish for Brian Kelly’s Fighting Irish, signing six players in the last two weeks after sending out a boat load of new offers while bringing in a new staff and losing commitments to other schools. The excitement regarding these signees was somewhat tempered, mostly because they weren’t a bunch of high profile players that the talking heads at ESPN would fawn over and create headlines. In fact, while browsing the ESPN recruiting home page, of the top 14 headlines, Notre Dame is not mentioned. This class lacks the star power of a Jaylon Smith, ...

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Recapping A Wildly Successful Notre Dame Signing Day

Signing Day has been more of a time cringe than a time to celebrate for Notre Dame fans over the last few years.  Last year the Irish missed on Ben Davis, Caleb Kelly, and (eventually) Demetrius Robertson while only landing one new recruit – Jonathan Jones.  This year it looked like it would be more of the same when Russ Yeast stuck with Louisville early this morning.  Throughout the day, however, Notre Dame not only avoided any last minute defections, they also bolstered what was looking like a thin defensive class with three talented defensive recruits. Late last night there ...

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Watch Jeremiah Owusu Interrupt Brian Kelly’s Presser to Commit to Notre Dame

Notre Dame staged some theatrics on Wednesday during Brian Kelly’s annual Signing Day Press Conference.  Jeremiah Owusu, a hybrid safety/linebacker called head coach Brian Kelly to let the head coach know his letter of intent was signed, sealed, and delivered.  For those watching live it was a fun way to announce the 20th member of Notre Dame’s class of 2017. Direct video available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iXqw8tgP0c  Side note: hats off to the WatchND crew and Jack Nolan for their coverage of National Signing Day.  The crew outdid themselves again this year and gave Notre Dame fans some really unparalleled coverage of Signing ...

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Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Signs with Notre Dame!

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly pulled off some theatrics at his Signing Day Press Conference Wednesday.  Kelly’s phone rang as he addressed the media and the head man left the room.  It was Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah calling to say that he was signed, sealed and deliver to Notre Dame! Notre Dame was locked into an epic recruiting battle with Michigan State heading into Signing Day for Owusu after the outside linebacker/safety recruit decommited from Virginia.  In the end the Irish were able to pull off the come from behind victory to lock him up. At 6-2, 200 lbs, Owusu is ...

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Notre Dame Gets a Pass Rusher: Kofi Wardlow Signs with Irish!

National Signing Day started off on a sour note for Notre Dame with cornerback Russ Yeast sticking with his Louisville commitment, but the Irish have since landed three new defenders now that Kofi Wardlow has selected Notre Dame over Maryland.  Wardlow had been committed to Maryland since the end of last year but the Irish zeroed in on him in January.  Earlier today the Irish landed Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa from Hawaii and Jeremiah Osuwu-Koramoah. Notre Dame needed a pass rusher in this class.  Now they have one.  Kofi Wardlow, a 6-4, 230 lbs DE out of the Washington DC area, gives ...

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DE Recruit Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa Signs with Notre Dame!

Notre Dame is officially one for two on National Signing Day 2017.  The Irish added defensive lineman Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa Wednesday afternoon when the Hawaiian native signed with Notre Dame.  The Irish lost out on cornerback Russ Yeast earlier in the day when he stuck with his commitment to Louisville.  Tagovalia, on the other hand, signed with Notre Dame and bolstered the defensive line haul for the Irish. Notre Dame was a late player in the recruitment of Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa – just as they were with Yeast – but in this case they were not battling for a recruit who was ...

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Avery Davis: Notre Dame’s Most Important Offensive Recruit in ’17

Notre Dame is in the process of signing some serious offensive talent in the class of 2017.  All American Brock Wright is already on campus.  Fellow All American tight end Cole Kmet will join him this summer.  The Irish added four star offensive linemen (Aaron Banks, Josh Lugg, Robert Hainsey), running back (CJ Holmes), and wide receiver (Jafar Armstrong) as well.  It’s hard to argue, however, with quarterback Avery Davis being the most important offensive recruit in this year’s class. Notre Dame’s ever fluid quarterback depth chart under Brian Kelly saw another off-season of upheaval this year with Deshone Kizer ...

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Harry Hiestand Strikes Again: Notre Dame Lands Another Stellar OL Class

Harry Hiestand isn’t going to jump into any pools to win a recruit over.  He isn’t going to have a sleepover at a recruits house.  And he isn’t going to camp outside their house and prevent a last minute official visit to a rival school.  He is going to tell kids exactly how it is and he is going to lock down a top flight offensive line class.  Every. Damn. Year.  2017 was no exception to the rule. As the faxes come in today and various recruiting sites start ranking the best position units around the country, expect to see ...

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Notre Dame Starts NSD on Sour Note, Russ Yeast Signs with Louisvillle

The faxes machines are still warming up around the country on National Signing Day 2017, but the Irish have already lost one of the few battles there were still in!  Russ Yeast, a 4-star CB/WR from Indiana started off the day by faxing in his letter of intent to Louisville. Despite being a Indiana native and Under Armour All-American, Russ Yeast didn’t have an offer until two weeks ago after Notre Dame filled up at cornerback with Paulson Adebo and Elijah Hicks.  After both prospects decommitted from Notre Dame in January, however, the Irish finally offered the in-state product.  Unforuntately ...

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