2020 Football Recruiting: Offensive Big Board

Welcome back to the 2020 Football Recruiting Big Board! In case you missed it, make sure to check out Brendan's comprehensive initial Big Board update. He mentioned that we'd start with defense on two week rotations. However, we're going to go ahead with offense since there are currently more developments on that side of the ball. [...]

By |2019-05-10T09:54:55-04:00May 10th, 2019|Recruiting|11 Comments

2020 Football Recruiting: Elite OT Tosh Baker Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame's 2020 class got a big boost today, literally and figuratively, when elite offensive tackle Tosh Baker pledged to the Irish. The 6'8", 275-pound Arizonan made his second trek to campus for the March junior day; reading the tea leaves, it seems that OL coach Jeff Quinn more or less sealed the deal on [...]

By |2019-05-09T09:21:22-04:00May 8th, 2019|Recruiting|8 Comments

2020 Football Recruiting: DL Rylie Mills Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame continued its recent run of defensive line success when blue-chip prospect Rylie Mills committed to the Irish. The 6'5", 275-pound Illinoisan conducted a round of official visits to his finalists in April and didn't wait too long to make his decision. Mills is ranked as a strong-side defensive end, but in all likelihood [...]

By |2019-05-07T10:59:04-04:00May 6th, 2019|Recruiting|11 Comments

2020 Football Recruiting: Return of the Big Board

After a looooooooooooo... [inhale] oooooooong hiatus, we're pleased to bring back the football recruiting Big Board! We knew it had been a while, but we looked at our archives and dayyyyuuummm. We typically wait for a little while after signing day, as we did this year, to launch the Big Board posts; that keeps them [...]

By |2019-05-10T09:57:37-04:00April 26th, 2019|Recruiting|22 Comments

2020 Recruiting: LS Alex Peitsch Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame gained its 8th member in the 2020 recruiting class today with the commitment of long snapper Alex Peitsch. The Washington DC native is highly, highly regarded at the position and joins a list of Notre Dame long snappers with impressive high school pedigrees. Committed! #FightingIrish pic.twitter.com/IkOv8dCOLb — Alex Peitsch (@AlexPeitsch) April 24, 2019 [...]

By |2019-04-25T11:58:58-04:00April 24th, 2019|Football, Recruiting|10 Comments

2020 Football Recruiting: WDE Jordan Botelho Commits to Notre Dame

The Islands gave another gift to Notre Dame today when blue-chip WDE Jordan Botelho announced his commitment to the Irish. The 6-3, 230-pound Hawaiian profiles perfectly to the drop end position that Julian Okwara rather magnificently occupies today; we'll get into this more below, but position isn't close to the only thing Okwara and Botelho [...]

By |2019-04-25T09:01:15-04:00April 18th, 2019|Football, Recruiting|13 Comments

2020 Recruiting: Elite WR Jordan Johnson Commits to ND

Notre Dame football received an extremely welcome surprise tonight, as borderline 5-star wide receiver Jordan Johnson has decided to verbally commit to the Fighting Irish. The 6'2"/180-pounder out of St Louis, MO is the sixth commit to join the Irish Recruiting Class of 2020, and the highest-rated one to date.   All glory to the [...]

By |2019-04-06T21:39:06-04:00April 6th, 2019|Recruiting|3 Comments

2021 Recruiting: OL Greg Crippen Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame's 2021 recruiting class received its second commit tonight in OL Greg Crippen. He joins QB Tyler Buchner who just recently committed, as well. Originally from Milton, MA, Crippen transferred to IMG Academy in Florida this past year to improve his game and gain exposure. He cited academics as a major factor in his [...]

By |2019-03-27T22:02:55-04:00March 27th, 2019|Recruiting|2 Comments

Notre Dame Recruiting & Targeting High Schools

Notre Dame football recruiting always has a lot of talk about states, regions, a national profile, pipelines, and Catholic schools. Like perhaps no other school in history, the Fighting Irish have covered a vast swath of territory (now including Germany for 2020!) in order to fill their recruiting classes. Since Brian Kelly's 2010 class the [...]

By |2019-03-13T22:01:32-04:00March 13th, 2019|Recruiting|8 Comments

2021 Recruiting: QB Tyler Buchner Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame's 2021 recruiting class started off with a bang today when elite quarterback Tyler Buchner pledged to the Irish. The 6'2", 200-pound Californian was reportedly one of the staff's top targets regardless of position in this class, which makes this an especially excellent way to kick it off. He didn't playt much in his [...]

By |2019-03-08T21:36:26-04:00March 8th, 2019|Recruiting|14 Comments

A Way (Way) Too Early Guess at Notre Dame’s Recruiting Class of 2020

If you haven't already seen it, last week I reviewed my way-too-early guess at Notre Dame's class of 2019. I also promised you guys another way-too-early guess at Notre Dame's recruiting class for 2020 -- and here it is. The Notre Dame football staff has been recruiting the 2020 cycle very hard since the end [...]

By |2019-02-15T20:53:43-04:00February 16th, 2019|Recruiting|8 Comments

2020 Recruiting: DT Aidan Keanaaina Commits to ND

Notre Dame football received its first post-2019 Signing Day commitment for the 2020 class today, as four-star defensive tackle Aidan Keanaaina has decided to verbally commit to the Fighting Irish. The 6'3"/300 pounder out of Denver, CO is the 5th commit overall for Notre Dame's class of 2020, and the 2nd on the defensive side [...]

By |2019-02-13T14:23:02-04:00February 13th, 2019|Recruiting|11 Comments