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

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. [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: Recruiting|Tags: |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 [...]

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

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Recruiting|Tags: , , , |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 [...]

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

By | March 25th, 2017|Categories: Recruiting|Tags: , , |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 [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Recruiting|Tags: |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 [...]

By | March 19th, 2017|Categories: Recruiting|Tags: |13 Comments