2019 Recruiting: S Kyle Hamilton Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame continued the infusion of talent into the defensive backfield when safety Kyle Hamilton announced his commitment today. Scroll right past the rankings for this kid and watch his film, which is against serious competition in the Atlanta area. He can flat-out play, and coaching staffs around the country chased him accordingly. Hamilton is [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|10 Comments

2019 Recruiting: OT Andrew Kristofic Commits to Notre Dame

You know how I know Jeff Quinn is butter? Because he's on a roll. Andrew Kristofic became the second lineman to join the Irish fold this month when he announced for Notre Dame today, fresh off an unofficial visit. With Kristofic and John Olmstead on board, and Quinn Carroll likely to join them within the [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|Football, Recruiting|11 Comments

2019 Recruiting: DE Howard Cross Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame continued its strong recruiting weekend Sunday morning, picking up a commitment from 4-star defensive end Howard Cross. That name might sound familiar to you, and for good reason. This Howard is the son of long-time New York Giant and Super Bowl Champion, Howard Cross. So the Irish landed a 4-star defensive end with [...]

By | April 22nd, 2018|Recruiting|2 Comments

2019 Recruiting: S Litchfield Ajavon Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame's 2019 recruiting class picked up a talented defensive back when provisional All-Time All-Name Team member Litchfield Ajavon announced for the Irish today. The 6'0", 185-pound Virginian pushed the lever for the Irish after making his third visit to campus earlier this month; he attended Irish Invasion last June and also visited for the [...]

By | April 21st, 2018|Football, Recruiting|2 Comments

2019 Recruiting: OL John Olmstead Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame's 2019 recruiting class picked up its fourth commit (again) when New Jersey lineman John Olmstead announced for the Irish at his school today. The 6'6", 290-pound behemoth was in the "ND lean" bucket for quite some time; his affinity was solidified on an early April visit, after which he scheduled his announcement. Olmstead [...]

By | April 20th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|5 Comments

2020 Recruiting: Elite QB Drew Pyne Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame's 2020 recruiting class started with a resounding bang when elite signal caller Drew Pyne pledged to the Irish today. Many probably missed this at the time, but Drew's tweet when Notre Dame offered last June left little doubt: Extremely happy and very excited to receive an offer from Notre Dame‼☘🇮🇪 pic.twitter.com/VL0vf9dq4u — Drew [...]

By | April 16th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|19 Comments

A Way (Way) Too Early Guess at Notre Dame’s Recruiting Class of 2019

Signing Day 2019 is almost a full year away, which means it's time for another way-too-early guess at who the Fighting Irish will end up landing for this cycle. As you probably remember, I did one of these posts last year. I was not as accurate as I had hoped. Will my guess be more [...]

By | February 23rd, 2018|Football, Recruiting|23 Comments

2019 Recruiting: SDE/DT Hunter Spears Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame's 2019 recruiting class picked up its fourth commit and second blue-chip defensive lineman yesterday when Hunter Spears announced for the Irish. The 6'4", 280-pound Texas monster visited for the USC game last season and again for the cycle's first junior day a few weeks ago. Notably, he's the fourth commit from that USC [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|Football, Recruiting|21 Comments

2018 Recruiting: Secondary Grades

On National Signing Day, we posted an overview of the 2018 Notre Dame recruiting class with recruit grades and some thoughts on the class. Wednesday, we discussed our grades for the quarterback, running back, and wide receiver positions; Thursday, it was the big boys, offensive linemen and tight ends; Friday, we graded the front seven. In [...]

By | February 17th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|5 Comments

2018 Recruiting: Front Seven Grades

On National Signing Day, we posted an overview of the 2018 Notre Dame recruiting class with recruit grades and some thoughts on the class. Wednesday, we discussed our grades for the quarterback, running back, and wide receiver positions; yesterday, it was the big boys, offensive linemen and tight ends. Today we move over to the [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|5 Comments

2018 Recruiting: OL, TE Grades

On National Signing Day, we posted an overview of the 2018 Notre Dame recruiting class with recruit grades and some thoughts on the class. Yesterday, we discussed our grades for the quarterback, running back, and wide receiver positions.; today, we'll dig into the big boys, the offensive linemen and tight ends. Enjoy! The transcript of [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|3 Comments

2018 Recruiting: QB, RB, WR Grades

On National Signing Day, we posted an overview of the 2018 Notre Dame recruiting class with recruit grades and some thoughts on the class. This is the first post of a four-part series that will dive into a little more detail on the class, giving each of Eric, Jaden, Tyler's, and my grades and comments [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|3 Comments

2018 Rival Recruiting Recap

As we continue to review the 2018 Notre Dame recruiting class I wanted to spend a little time on the efforts of our rivals and some upcoming premier opponents. A quick note I won't be covering Navy as they technically do not hand out athletic grant-in-aid scholarships, they recruit a billion kids, and many of [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Recruiting|17 Comments

Reviewing My Early Guess at the 2018 Recruiting Class

Some of you may remember that at this time a a year ago (to the date, actually) I put out a Way (Way) Too Early Guess at Notre Dame's 2018 Recruiting Class. It projected big things for the Class of 2018, including a Top 10 finish in 247 Sports Composite Team Rankings. Well, I got [...]

By | February 10th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|5 Comments

2019 Recruiting Cycle Positional Needs

With the 2018 class officially wrapped up (a bountiful 27 players*) we're moving on to the next cycle. To date, the Fighting Irish already have 3 commits in the class and if you were too focused on National Signing Day this week here's a quick refresher: QB Cade McNamara - Committed back in mid-July as [...]

By | February 8th, 2018|Recruiting|31 Comments