Class of 2011

The Overlooked: Class of ’11 Edition

Brian Kelly and staff reeled in a recruiting class on Wednesday in their first go round coaching the Fighting Irish.  Mixed in with headliners like Aaron Lynch, Stephon Tuitt, and Ishaq Williams are a number of players who have flown ...

Troy Niklas Adds to DL Haul

The rich got richer among Notre Dame’s position groups in this year’s class on Wednesday when California native and LA Times Lineman of the Year Troy Niklas committed to Notre Dame over rival USC. Niklas, a four star recruit from ...

Front Seven Dominates Class of 2011

Baring any last minute surprises, Notre Dame is set to sign a class of 22 recruits today with the possible addition of Troy Niklas later this afternoon.  Here’s a look at which positions the Irish had the most success at. ...

Class of ’11 – Cliff’s Notes Edition – Defense

Notre Dame pulled in one of the best defensive classes in recent memory this year.  Here’s a quick look at every who is expected to sign with the Irish today. Josh Atkinson – CB (6-0, 180, 4.5;  Granada HS  – ...

Bennett Okotcha Flips to Oklahoma

According to multiple recruiting services, cornerback Bennett Okotcha has switched his verbal commitment to Oklahoma and will sign with the Sooners on National Signing Day this Wednesday.  The loss leaves Notre Dame with 22 verbal commitments two days before Signing ...

Stephon Tuitt Back in the Fold for Notre Dame

A little over 24 hours after 5-star recruit Stephon Tuitt switched his verbal commitment from Notre Dame to Georgia Tech, the bruising defensive end flipped again – this time back to Notre Dame and once again filling out arguably the ...

Notre Dame Loses Stephon Tuitt

January has been full of excellent news for Notre Dame on and off the field, but Tuesday the Irish received a dose of bad news when 5-star defensive end Stephon Tuitt decommitted from Notre Dame in favor of Georgia Tech. ...

Notre Dame Picks Up Lineman Chase Hounshell

Notre Dame’s recruiting class of 2011 is quickly becoming an embarrassment of riches in the trenches after the Irish picked up another lineman Monday.   Former Florida commitment Chase Hounshell flipped to Notre Dame giving the Irish yet another quality lineman ...

Five Set to Enroll Early at Notre Dame

Tomorrow five commitments from the recruiting class of 2011 will enroll at Notre Dame for the spring semester – a group that could help define the 2011 season for the Irish. Aaron Lynch, Ishaq Williams, Everett Golson, Brad Carrico and ...

Update: Ishaq Williams Commits to Notre Dame

UPDATE: Williams will not be visiting Penn State as previously reported and has committed to Notre Dame. Per the NY Post’s Zach Brazille’s Twitter feed, “Williams had set up an official visit to Penn State, but woke up Friday morning ...

Ishaq Williams Still Undecided

Four star defensive end/outside linebacker recruit Ishaq Williams was set to make his college decision at the Army All American Bowl Saturday.  Three days later, however, the prized recruit is still weighing his options and has yet to make a ...

FSU Out of It for Aaron Lynch, Others In?

The recruitment of Aaron Lynch took another turn on Monday with news of Florida State being completely out of the running.  According to the News Press of South Florida, two news schools may have entered the fray. The big news ...

Notre Dame Picks Up OL Nick Martin

Starting left tackle Zack Martin’s brother, Nick, had been committed to play for Kentucky since August, but according to multiple reports on Monday, the younger Martin brother decommitted from Kentucky in favor of Notre Dame. Martin is a versatile lineman ...

Notre Dame Visit Back on Tap for Aaron Lynch

All was pretty quiet on the Aaron Lynch front on Sunday, but Blue and Gold Illustrated reported late Sunday night that Lynch’s weekend visit to Notre Dame is back on. Late Saturday night, Lynch officially decommitted from Florida State, but ...

Report: Aaron Lynch Deciding Tonight?

The wild ride that is the recruitment of Aaron Lynch could be coming to a close tonight according to several reports that the star defensive end will now meet with coaches from both Florida State and Notre Dame tonight and ...

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