Irish Invasion 2017 Recruiting Primer

Good morning, Irish fans! Despite the lack of consistent recruiting coverage by us over here at 18 Stripes this summer (and I do apologize for that), the Fighting Irish staff has continued to put in work all summer to land some of the best football recruits in the country. As some of you are aware, [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Recruiting|3 Comments

2018 Recruiting: DT Ja’mion Franklin Commits to Notre Dame

Ja'mion Franklin became the 12th Notre Dame commit of the 2018 cycle when he announced for the Irish at his school today; the 6'3", 306-pound Maryland bull originally planned to announce in July, but after he earned an invite to the Opening Finals he decided to move his announcement up. Despite a lack of love for [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Football, Recruiting|9 Comments

Scholarship Update: Two Backups Leave Notre Dame

Only a matter of days ago our 18 Stripes Twitter feed joked that the 2018 senior class was almost under 20 bodies which has always been the case in recent years and frankly happens at most schools. That was after a transfer on May 31st and just 5 days later another transfer brings the 2018 [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Recruiting|18 Comments

Scholarship Update: Gervin Swerving Out of Notre Dame

Our last scholarship update occurred shortly after National Signing Day and while a recent decommit has awoken the Irish from a late spring period of quiet there was a lot of action in February to recap here today. As usual, the numbers are tight but the roster has seen some recent attrition opening up a [...]

By | May 7th, 2017|Recruiting|17 Comments

Notre Dame Draft Picks vs. Recruiting Ranks

In this most recent NFL draft, we saw the Cleveland Browns use a second round pick on 2014 signee Deshone Kizer, who was roughly a top 250 recruit. Compared to other Notre Dame draft picks over the last decade, Kizer did pretty well for himself - top 250 players don't have a great hit rate in the draft. [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Football, Recruiting|12 Comments

Reviewing the Redshirts: OL Parker Boudreaux

Reviewing the Redshirts is an off-season series meant to resurrect discussion around the current Irish freshmen who did not play in 2016. There were 11 players who retained a year of eligibility this past year and today we look at a feisty interior lineman hoping to move up the depth chart soon. OL, Parker Boudreaux Hometown: [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Recruiting|1 Comment

Big Board 2018: Long List of Offered Receivers

Welcome back to the 18 Stripes Big Board for Fighting Irish football. Today we're taking a look at Notre Dame targets at wide receiver, and it's quite an extensive list. Wide Receiver Score Name State Ht./Wt. Temperature .994 Jalen Hall CA 6-4/192 Cool .987 Amon-Ra St. Brown CA 5-11/190 Mild .983 Justyn Ross AL 6-4/197 [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Recruiting|8 Comments

Recruiting Update: Blue Gold Game Visitors

Notre Dame will take the field tomorrow for the first time in 2017 for the annual Blue-Gold game, and finally wipe away the last vestiges of the second Season That Never Happened of the last decade. While a substantial portion of the Irish fan base (drink!) understandably remains in show-me mode, the program has unquestionably generated more [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Football, Recruiting|14 Comments

Reviewing the Redshirts: RB Tony Jones Jr.

Reviewing the Redshirts is an off-season series meant to resurrect discussion around the current Irish freshmen who did not play in 2016. There were 11 players who retained a year of eligibility this past year and today we look at a multi-dimensional running back having a terrific spring. RB, Tony Jones Jr. Hometown: St. Petersburg, [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Recruiting|3 Comments

Reviewing the Redshirts: DE Ade Ogundeji

Reviewing the Redshirts is an off-season series meant to resurrect discussion around the current Irish freshmen who did not play in 2016. There were 11 players who retained a year of eligibility this past year and today we look at a very raw pile of clay hoping to be molded into a sack machine. DE, [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|Recruiting|2 Comments

The Big Board is Back: 2018 Quarterbacks and Running Backs

18 Stripes Recruiting coverage is making a return now that recruiting season is gaining more steam. Summer camps have started taking place across the country and Irish commits and targets are competing with some of the best high school athletes this country has to offer. Today we're bringing back the Big Board, starting with the [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Recruiting|9 Comments

Reviewing the Redshirts: RB Deon McIntosh

Reviewing the Redshirts is an off-season series meant to resurrect discussion around the current Irish freshmen who did not play in 2016. There were 11 players who retained a year of eligibility this past year and today we look at an utility skill position player trying to find a home on offense. WR Deon McIntosh [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Recruiting|18 Comments

2018 Recruiting: OL John Dirksen Commits to ND

On Saturday night, Notre Dame continued its hot start on the 2018 recruiting trail with the commitment of OL John Dirksen from Maria Stein, OH. Dirksen becomes the 12th overall commit and the 2nd OL commit, joining Cole Mabry. Dirksen gave his verbal to the Irish at the conclusion of his unofficial visit this weekend [...]

By | March 25th, 2017|Recruiting|8 Comments

Reviewing the Redshirts: LB Jonathan Jones

Reviewing the Redshirts is an off-season series meant to resurrect discussion around the current Irish freshmen who did not play in 2016. There were 11 players who retained a year of eligibility this past year and today we look at an under-sized linebacker surprising early in his career. LB, Jonathan Jones Hometown: Ocoee, Florida Height: [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Recruiting|3 Comments

Reviewing the Redshirts: OL Tommy Kraemer

Reviewing the Redshirts is an off-season series meant to resurrect discussion around the current Irish freshmen who did not play in 2016. There were 11 players who retained a year of eligibility this past year and today we look at an elite talent ready to begin a successful career at Notre Dame. OL, Tommy Kraemer [...]

By | March 19th, 2017|Recruiting|13 Comments