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8 Notre Dame Defenders to Watch in Mike Elko’s Defense

Mike Elko is still settling in as the new defensive coordinator at Notre Dame, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about players who will benefit the most from Elko’s defense.  Former defensive coordinator Brian Vangorder’s complex defense stopped working after about five games in 2014 leaving Notre Dame fans longing for a simple defense that produced results.  Elko’s defenses at Wake Forest did just that. Like Vangorder, Elko’s defense features a four man front, but where the two differ is in what Elko ran in 2016 at Wake Forest at the next level.  Elko’s utilized a 4-2-5 in ...

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Jonathan Jones Commits to Notre Dame

Jonathan Jones - Notre Dame LB

Notre Dame got some good news early Wednesday morning with when Florida linebacker Jonathan Jones selected Notre Dame over Michigan at his 10:30 announcement – especially after Notre Dame lost out on 5-star LB Ben Davis earlier this morning. Jones, a one time Michigan commitment, had been trending towards Notre Dame for a little while making his announcement not too surprising while at the same time reassuring for Notre Dame fans beings as Jones was considered the only “sure thing” heading into Signing Day. At 5’11”, 220 lbs, Jones checks in a bit undersized.  In fact, that might be the ...

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Notre Dame Recruiting ’16 NSD Announcement Schedule

Caleb Kelly - Notre Dame LB Target

Notre Dame heads into National Signing Day tomorrow with a lot of high profile recruits left on its board and while it’s uncertain that the Irish will come out on the right side of several high profile recruiting battles, there is still hope Notre Dame pulls off an upset or two. Here are the announcement times for all of the Notre Dame prospects who are still listing the Irish as a possibility. Ben Davis (LB) – 10:00 AM – The day will start off for Notre Dame fans with the 5-star LB selecting between finalists of Notre Dame, Auburn, Georgia, ...

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Final ’16 Notre Dame Recruiting Predictions

Ben Davis - Notre Dame LB Recruit

For the past month UHND has brought you weekly recruiting updates as Notre Dame seeks to fill the final few spots in its 2016 recruiting class. With only a few days left until National Signing Day it’s time to make final predictions on where each of Notre Dame’s remaining recruiting targets is headed. The prospects listed below are placed in order by star ranking. Ben Davis Hometown: Gordo, AL Position: LB Star Ranking: Rivals 5-star; 24/7 5-star; ESPN 4-star Top Offers: Alabama, Florida State, LSU Notre Dame’s recruitment of 5-star linebacker Ben Davis is one of the finest of the ...

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Weekly Notre Dame Football Recruiting Roundup 1/25

Ben Davis - Notre Dame LB Recruit

With less than two weeks remaining until National Signing Day Notre Dame’s recruiting board is beginning to become more focused. Athlete Jonah Morris – a newcomer to UHND’s watch list last week – dropped off nearly as quickly as he arrived, with Morris officially eliminating Notre Dame from his list of options. The subtraction of Morris leaves seven prospects (four linebackers, two wide receivers and one defensive back) with several open slots left for Notre Dame’s 2016 recruiting class. Jonathan Jones Hometown: Orlando, FL Position: LB Star Ranking: Rivals 3-star; 24/7 3-star; ESPN 3-star Top Offers: Georgia, Florida, LSU Trending: ...

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Weekly Notre Dame Football Recruiting Roundup 1/17

Notre Dame Football Recruiting 2016

Each week UHND will bring you the latest recruiting information until National Signing Day on February 3rd. Last week saw Notre Dame land a commitment from one of the biggest names on its board, star wide receiver Javon McKinley. This week, with only several spots left in Notre Dame’s class, new names crack the list as recruits to keep an eye on moving forward. Ben Davis Hometown: Gordo, AL Position: LB Star Ranking: Rivals 5-star; 24/7 5-star; ESPN 4-star Top Offers: Alabama, Florida State, LSU Trending: ↑ Say what you will about Ben Davis being a long shot to end ...

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