2019 Recruiting: P Jay Bramblett Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame added a critical piece to the 2019 class today when punter Jay Bramblett committed to the Irish. Rigneys, rejoice! I know, nobody (besides the Rigneys) cares about specialists, but hear me out on this one... With punting stalwart Tyler Newsome in his final year of eligibility, it was absolutely critical that Notre Dame [...]

By |2018-05-30T13:02:07+00:00May 30th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|8 Comments

2019 Recruiting: Elite WDE NaNa Osafo-Mensah Commits to Notre Dame!

Notre Dame landed one of the most significant recruits of the Brian Kelly era today when blue-chip WDE NaNa Osafo-Mensah announced his commitment to the Irish. Is it really that big a deal, you ask? NaNa is a top-ten player at a position Notre Dame historically struggles to recruit, and he will enroll early in [...]

By |2018-05-19T18:19:29+00:00May 19th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|7 Comments

2019 Recruiting: OT Quinn Carroll Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame took another step to a fantastic offensive line class today when elite prospect Quinn Carroll pledged to the Irish. Offensive line coaches all across the country highly coveted Carroll, but it was Jeff Quinn who played name dominoes and got the job done. The 6'6", 295-pound Minnesota mauler made the call after numerous visits, [...]

By |2018-05-02T10:41:25+00:00May 1st, 2018|Football, Recruiting|18 Comments

Scholarship Update: Post-Spring Evaluation

This is our first scholarship update since right after National Signing Day and over the past 2+ months the football team has completed spring practice and moves toward the long, dark summer of little news and a lot of off-season workouts. For some strange reason, it feels like there's been a lot of roster upheaval [...]

By |2018-04-30T16:55:04+00:00April 30th, 2018|Recruiting|14 Comments

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 |2018-04-24T20:00:24+00:00April 24th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|11 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 |2018-05-09T22:25:20+00:00April 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 |2018-05-09T22:25:21+00:00April 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 |2018-04-21T17:39:57+00:00April 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 |2018-04-21T08:46:24+00:00April 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 |2018-04-16T14:02:02+00:00April 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 |2018-05-09T22:25:31+00:00February 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 |2018-05-09T22:25:31+00:00February 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 |2018-05-09T22:25:32+00:00February 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 |2018-05-09T22:25:32+00:00February 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 |2018-05-09T22:25:32+00:00February 15th, 2018|Football, Recruiting|3 Comments