2018 Recruiting: WR Kevin Austin Commits to Notre Dame

Elite wide receiver Kevin Austin became the 16th Notre Dame commit of the 2018 cycle when he announced for the Irish today. Austin has steadily climbed in the national rankings since the Irish offered almost [...]

By | August 11th, 2017|Categories: Football, Recruiting|15 Comments

2019 Recruiting: DT Jacob Lacey Commits to Notre Dame

Jacob Lacey became the second commit in Notre Dame's 2019 class when he pledged to the Irish today. Michigan expected Lacey at their summer barbecue event this weekend, but he cancelled that trip and instead [...]

By | July 29th, 2017|Categories: Football, Recruiting|9 Comments

Projecting 2018 Recruiting Needs

The 2017 football opener against Temple inches ever closer, which of course means it's a perfect time for projecting 2018 recruiting needs for the remainder of this cycle. Right? That's how I read it, anyway... [...]

By | July 28th, 2017|Categories: Football, Recruiting|29 Comments

2018 Recruiting: LB Jack Lamb Commits to Notre Dame

Linebacker Jack Lamb became the 15th Notre Dame commit of the 2018 cycle when he announced for the Irish today. Conventional wisdom held UCLA would win out for the 6'4", 215-pound Californian due to concerns [...]

By | July 27th, 2017|Categories: Football, Recruiting|17 Comments

2018 Recruiting: Rover Shayne Simon Commits to Notre Dame

Shayne Simon became the 14th Notre Dame commit of the 2018 cycle when he announced for the Irish today. The 6'3", 215-pound athlete's star has ascended steadily over the last few months, as he has put [...]

By | July 25th, 2017|Categories: Football, Recruiting|35 Comments

2018 Recruiting: RB Jahmir Smith Commits to Notre Dame

Jahmir Smith became the 13th Notre Dame commit of the 2018 cycle when he announced for the Irish today. The 5'11", 198-pound North Carolina speedster is a high-academic kid (as a junior, he reports a GPA [...]

By | July 23rd, 2017|Categories: Football, Recruiting|6 Comments

2019 Recruiting: QB Cade McNamara Commits to Notre Dame

Cade McNamara became the first Notre Dame commit of the 2019 cycle when he announced for the Irish today. The 6'1", 186-pound Nevadan camped at Notre Dame last month; he clearly made a big impression [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: Football, Recruiting|15 Comments

2018 Recruiting: TE George Takacs Commits to Notre Dame

George Takacs became the 12th Notre Dame commit of the 2018 cycle when he announced for the Irish today. The 6'7", 236-pound Florida standout opened a lot of eyes at the Nike Opening Regional in Miami [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: Football, Recruiting|10 Comments

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 [...]

By | June 8th, 2017|Categories: Recruiting|Tags: , , , |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 [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Categories: Recruiting|Tags: |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 [...]

By | May 7th, 2017|Categories: Recruiting|Tags: |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 [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

By | May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Recruiting|Tags: |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 [...]

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: Recruiting|Tags: , , |8 Comments