Are the Irish Recruiting Appreciably Better Than the Past?

A recent podcast featured a question and answer segment where it was asked if Notre Dame gets too caught up trying to fix a glaring weakness from the previous season only to let another area in the program become a new weakness in response. On the surface, this seems silly as most well run programs [...]

By |2019-07-07T20:23:39-04:00July 7th, 2019|Recruiting|48 Comments

2020 Football Recruiting: Big Board Update 7/6

Welcome back to this latest edition of the 2020 Football Recruiting Big Board! Since our last big board update, the Irish have received verbal commitments from four different prospects -- receivers Jay Brunelle and Xavier Watts on offense, as well as defensive backs Landen Bartleson and Caleb Offord on defense. With us reaching the dead [...]

By |2019-07-06T08:24:01-04:00July 6th, 2019|Recruiting|10 Comments

2020 Football Recruiting: WR Xavier Watts Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame picked up a key part of its 2020 offensive class today when receiver Xavier Watts pledged to the Irish. Rumor held for some time that the 6’1”, 185-pound Nebraskan was an Irish lean; some late buzz for the hometown Huskers surfaced but quickly dissipated. He showed early interest in Michigan too, who pursued [...]

By |2019-07-05T19:49:48-04:00July 5th, 2019|Recruiting|2 Comments

2020 Football Recruiting: CB Caleb Offord Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame's 2020 class added its third defensive back today when Caleb Offord announced his pledge to the Irish. The 6'1", 173-pound prospect will be the first Mississippian on the roster since receiver Jay Johnson, whose final season was 2000 (one year after Tupelo product Jarious Jackson exhausted his eligibility, if you're wondering). Notre Dame [...]

By |2019-07-04T22:45:19-04:00July 4th, 2019|Recruiting|6 Comments

2020 Football Recruiting: WR Jay Brunelle Commits to Notre Dame

The roller coaster ride that is Notre Dame's 2020 recruiting class lately continued today when Jay Brunelle jumped on board. The 6'1", 200-pound Massachusettan camped at Notre Dame a few weeks ago in search of a much-desired offer; the staff did indeed extend an offer, but there were rumors of conditions attached that made it [...]

By |2019-06-26T16:13:30-04:00June 26th, 2019|Recruiting|10 Comments

2020 Football Recruiting: CB Landen Bartleson Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame landed its second corner in the 2020 cycle when Landen Bartleson announced for the Irish today. The 6'1", 190-pound Kentuckian is fresh off an official visit to South Bend; the official was Bartleson's fourth visit, going back to November 2018. Bartleson is more of an athlete at this point who will need to [...]

By |2019-06-24T20:44:16-04:00June 24th, 2019|Recruiting|9 Comments

2021 Football Recruiting: TE Cane Berrong Commits to Notre Dame

In response to complaints earlier today that we hadn't written a commit post in days, we're pleased to announce that we convinced blue-chip tight end Cane Berrong to pledge to the Irish. The 6'4", 220-pound Georgian becomes the fifth member of the 2021 class and the third to jump on board in the last week. [...]

By |2019-06-23T10:59:01-04:00June 21st, 2019|Recruiting|6 Comments

2020 Football Recruiting: Defensive Big Board Update 6/21

Welcome back to the latest edition of the 2020 Football Recruiting Big Board! Since Brendan's last offensive big board update, the Irish added another OL to their 2020 class with the commitment of Michael Carmody. Additionally, the Irish added two 2021 commitments in DT Gabriel Rubio and OL Blake Fisher. Finally, since the last defensive [...]

By |2019-06-21T12:55:09-04:00June 21st, 2019|Recruiting|15 Comments

2020 Recruiting: OT Michael Carmody Commits to Notre Dame

A big recruiting weekend for Notre Dame continued this Sunday night, when offensive tackle Michael Carmody decided to verbally commit to the Fighting Irish. The 6'6"/285-pounder out of Pennsylvania is the 13th player to join Notre Dame's recruiting class of 2020. For those of you who follow Notre Dame basketball, Michael's last name probably looks [...]

By |2019-06-16T22:42:37-04:00June 16th, 2019|Recruiting|6 Comments

2021 Recruiting: OL Blake Fisher Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame football fans received their second dose of excellent news this Saturday afternoon, when offensive lineman Blake Fisher decided to verbally commit to the Fighting Irish. The 6'6"/330-pounder out of Avon, Indiana is the second class of 2021 recruit to verbal to the Fighting Irish today, and the 4th overall to join Notre Dame's [...]

By |2019-06-15T21:40:36-04:00June 15th, 2019|Recruiting|0 Comments

2021 Recruiting: DT Gabriel Rubio Commits to Notre Dame

A big-time recruiting day started up earlier this Saturday afternoon when 4-star defensive tackle Gabriel Rubio decided to verbally commit to the Fighting Irish. The 6'5"/290-pounder out of Missouri was (more on that later) the 3rd player to commit to Notre Dame for the Class of 2021. Notre Dame was an offer that Rubio coveted [...]

By |2019-06-15T18:44:10-04:00June 15th, 2019|Recruiting|2 Comments

2020 Football Recruiting: DB Clarence Lewis Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame broke the seal on 2020 secondary recruiting today when Clarence Lewis became the 12th commitment in the class. The 6'1", 185-pound New Jerseyan committed less than 24 hours after the conclusion of his official visit; safe to say the staff and the school made a big impression on him. At the New Jersey [...]

By |2019-06-11T00:08:03-04:00June 11th, 2019|Recruiting|11 Comments

2020 Football Recruiting: Offensive Big Board Update 6/7

Welcome back to the 2020 Football Recruiting Big Board! Today we're back to looking at the offense. Check out Tyler's recent defensive big board update for our take on the other side of the ball. Position 247C First Name Last Name Temp Hometown State OG 0.9564 Andrew Raym Cold Broken Arrow OK OG 0.9224 Geirean [...]

By |2019-06-07T13:17:10-04:00June 7th, 2019|Recruiting|24 Comments