Class of 2018

Notre Dame’s Ridiculous Run Continues: Braden Lenzy Commit #11!

If you thought the ridiculous run of commitments for the Notre Dame class of 2018 was about to slow down, you thought wrong.  Less than a week after picking up commitment #10, Notre Dame picked up it’s 11th commitment of the year in the form a consensus 4-star athlete Braden Lenzy. Lenzy, a native of Oregon, visited Notre Dame two weeks ago in what has become a legendary Junior Day.  That weekend has now netted Notre Dame commitments from Lenzy, Derrik Allen (S), Kalon Gervin (CB), Michah Jones (WR), and Cole Manbry (OT). As all recruits do today, Lenzy announced ...

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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 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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Notre Dame Recruiting: 4-Star LB Ovie Oghoufo Commits!

Notre Dame’s class of 2018 just keeps adding 4-star recruits.  The Irish picked up a commitment from class of 2018 4-star linebacker Ovie Oghoufo. God. Country. Notre Dame. ☘ #IrishBouND18 pic.twitter.com/VjOh1RLwSV — Ovie Oghoufo (@_OvieO_) July 22, 2016  Prior to committing to Notre Dame, Ovie Oghoufo picked up offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Boston College, and Syracuse. Oghoufo was high school teammates with current freshman Khalid Kareem at Harrison High School in Farmington, Michigan.  His relationship with Kareem played a big role in his decision to come to Notre Dame. Notre Dame now has five commitments in the class of 2018 ...

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Jayson and Justin Ademilola Commit to Notre Dame

Justin Ademilola - Notre LB Commit

Notre Dame picked up two new members of the class of 2018 on Sunday in the form of Jersey City twins Jayson Ademilola and Justin Ademilola.  The St. Peter’s Prep stars earned offers from Notre Dame on a visit this weekend and it didn’t take long for the 4-star duo to decide they wanted to act on those offers immediately. Both Justin and Jayson Ademilola are ranked as 4-star, Top 247 recruits by 247 Sports already as they enter their junior years at St. Peter’s Prep.  Prior to committing to Notre Dame the pair held impressive offer lists including scholarships from ...

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