Class of 2017

Notre Dame Recruiting: ’17 Big Board Remaining Wide Receivers

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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”

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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: Michael Young Commits!

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The Notre Dame recruiting train continues to steam ahead after the Irish picked up yet another commitment from an Irish Invasion visitor – wide receiver Michael Young.  Notre Dame beat out Young’s other finalists of Texas A&M and Oregon for their latest class of 2017 commitment. Young who projects as a slot wide receiver for Notre Dame saw his stock skyrocket this spring after his performance at a Nike Opening event.  Following his performance, Young started picking up a number of high profile offers like Notre Dame and Oregon.  In addition to Young’s finalists, the Louisiana native held offers from ...

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Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Darnell Ewell Commits!

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At 6’4 and just a shade under 300 lbs defensive tackle prospect Darnell Ewell is already big enough to start in college football.  What’s scary is he will just be entering his senior season in high school and already possesses the sheer strength to run over and through blockers. Notre Dame got the elite defensive tackle prospect they have been sorely missing in Ewell.  He is the most highly rated tackle since they signed Eddie Vanderdoes (who transferred to UCLA before ever playing to be close to his “sick grandmother”).  Rivals has Ewell as a top 125 player overall and ...

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Notre Dame Recruiting: 4-Star OL Robert Hainsey Commits!

4-star, Top 100 OL Robert Hainsey committed to Notre Dame on Sunday (Photo originally posted to Twitter @RH56__)

Notre Dame and Michigan won’t face each other for another two years, but the Irish scored a win over the Wolverines on Sunday.  Notre Dame picked up another big time commitment for the class of 2017 on Sunday when 4-star, top 100 offensive lineman Robert Hainsey selected the Irish over Michigan and Michigan State. Prior to cutting down his options to the Irish, Wolverines, and Spartans; Hainsey picked up offers from Miami, North Carolina, Ohio State, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, and Tennessee among others. Hainsey has been taking part of this year’s The Opening where he has been more than ...

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Notre Dame Recruiting: 4-Star RB CJ Holmes Commits!

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B/R Commitment Week: 4-star @CjHo1mes fishes for his school #BRCommitmentWeekhttps://t.co/VJya4qCAmf — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 8, 2016 I gotta give it to these kids these days.  The originality is off the chains with these football commitments. 4 Star Athlete C.J. Holmes picked Notre Dame over the likes of Alabama, Tennessee, and Michigan with this rather hilarious fishing video.  HE CAUGHT HIMSELF A LEPRECHAUN! Last season Notre Dame used star athlete C.J. Prosise (converted safety/wide receiver) at the tailback position because of the departure of transfer Greg Bryant and the injury to starter Tarean Folston.  Prosise exploded on the scene and ...

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