In case you missed the new revamped Big Board on the offense you can CLICK HERE. This week we'll take a look at what's going on with the prospects on the defensive side of the ball.
A bunch of highly touted kids remain on the board and this is usually the position group that will wait until later in the process to decide. Featherston, Frazier, Garrett, Hand, Johnson, Keihn, McDowell, Nnadi, and Street are all ice cold for the Irish right now. Both Hand and McDowell were in Ann Arbor this past weekend, so I guess we should be glad neither have committed to Michigan yet. It seems only a matter of time for McDowell.
Carter, Elam, and Williams are all supposed to take official visits to Notre Dame this season. Something tells me we'll only see 2 out of 3 of that group visit. A couple months ago Holley might have been the best to verbal from the defensive line but he's trending in the other direction with Alabama, Ohio State, and even Syracuse ahead of Notre Dame. Thomas also looks like a player who is doing the same.
Anthony Moten might be someone to watch out for as the football season progresses.
With really nothing of note going on with the linebackers left on the Big Board I would expect Purdue commit Drue Tranquill to think long and hard about his offer from Notre Dame.
Quincy Wilson giving his pledge to Ohio State was the only verbal for a defensive prospect on the Big Board last month.
The Irish are shooting for the sky with a few elite prospects but haven't had much luck attracting attention. Adams, Brown, McGraw, Tabor, and Westphal all appear out of the picture.
Watkins and teammate Hendrix will visit South Bend for the USC game and also see the Irish play in Dallas against Arizona State. Adoree Jackson is someone else the staff continues to pursue hard but they need to get him on campus.
|.865||Grant Blakenship||TX||6-5/235||Defensive End|
|.932||Andrew Trumbetti||NJ||6-5/250||Defensive End|
|.892||Matt Dickerson||CA||6-5/275||Defensive Tackle|
|.906||Jay Hayes||NY||6-5/269||Defensive Tackle|
Jay Hayes and Brooklyn Prep won their first game of the season 42-0.
Grant Blankenship's The Colony team moved to 2-0 with a win over Greenville.
Matt Dickerson's Junipero Serra squad lost a hear-breaker to De La Salle by a touchdown.
Andrew Trumbetti's team has yet to open their season.
Richard Yeargin's University program moved to 3-0 on the season with a win over Norland.
Jonathan Bonner's Parkway Central won their second game of the season and are now 2-0.
Greer Martini had an elite performance in Woodberry Forest's 21-7 season-opening victory over Benedictine.