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2014 Notre Dame Recruiting Big Board (November)

What follows is a giant list of all the offers Notre Dame has out to the 2014 class of football players.

Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire


Players who have committed to Notre Dame can be found on our One Foot Down 2014 Recruiting Central Page and those who have committed elsewhere but hold Irish offers are listed at the very bottom of the post.

If a listed player commits to Notre Dame he will be removed from this list and moved to the 2014 Recruiting Central Page immediately. If a player commits to another school he will be moved down to the bottom of this post to his corresponding program.

Uncommitted players have 247's Composite Rankings---a combination of all 4 major services rankings---at their respective position.

Breakdown (as of December 4, 2012)





All height, weight, positions, and rankings according to 247.

QUARTERBACK (2 offers)


Tommy Mister- Oak Lawn, Illinois (H L Richards)

  • 6'2" 185 pounds
  • Not Rated
  • Composite: Not Rated

Dual-threat quarterback who switched to running back as a junior. Notre Dame is recruiting him as a running back, receiver, or corner. Carrying additional offers from Indiana and Illinois. Very high on Notre Dame.


Brandon Dawkins- Thousand Oaks, California (Oaks Christian)

  • 6'3" 190 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 9 pro-style quarterback, No. 16 California, No. 169 nationally
  • Composite: No. 7 pro-style quarterback

Offered first by Notre Dame and is carrying an offer from Utah. Visited for the Stanford game and has the Irish high on his list. Alabama, Tennessee, and UCLA have also been very interested in him.

RUNNING BACK (3 offers)


Sony Michel- Fort Lauderdale, Florida (American Heritage)

  • 5'11" 190 pounds
  • 5-star, No. 2 running back, No. 2 Florida, No. 9 nationally
  • Composite: No. 2 running back

Over a dozen elite offers already and has visited Notre Dame in the past. The Irish are in the mix along with Georgia, Miami, Alabama, and both Florida schools.


Leonard Fournette- New Orleans, Louisiana (St. Augustine)

  • 6'0" 215 pounds
  • 5-star, No. 1 running back, No. 2 Louisiana, No. 5 nationally
  • Composite: No. 1 running back

The consensus #1 running back in the country has a small but elite offer list led by Alabama and LSU, the presumed favorites. Irish likely on the outside for now.

Jalen Hurd- Hendersonville, Tennessee (Beech Senior)

  • 6'2" 210 pounds
  • 5-star, No. 1 running back, No. 1 Tennessee, No. 11 nationally
  • Composite: No. 3 running back

Big and talented running back with a rapidly expanding offer list full of elite teams. Notre Dame has its work cut out to become one of his favorites.

WIDE RECEIVER (10 offers)


Mark Andrews- Scottsdale, Arizona (Desert Mounatin)

  • 6'6" 225 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 10 wide receiver, No. 4 Arizona, No. 85 nationally
  • Composite: No. 9 wide receiver

Offered by Notre Dame in late November 2012. Notre Dame stands out early. Holding a handful of elite offers already.

Terry Googer- Atlanta, Georgia (Woodward Academy)

  • 6'4" 211 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 22 wid receiver, No. 17 Georgia, No. 195 nationally
  • Composite: No. 46 wide receiver

Visited for the Stanford game and has legit interest in the Irish. Not a great offer list yet but he's been offered by South Carolina and has them as one leader.

Corey Holmes- Fort Lauderdale, Florida (St. Thomas Aquinas)

  • 6'1" 175 pounds
  • 3-star, No. 35 wide receiver, No. 36 Florida
  • Composite: No. 53 wide receiver

Has visited Notre Dame for the Michigan game and has a nice offer list including Michigan, Florida, Florida State, and Wisconsin.

Josh Malone- Gallatin, Tennessee (Station Camp)

  • 6'2" 185 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 4 wide receiver, No. 2 Tennessee, No. 60 nationally
  • Composite: No. 9 wide receiver

Tall athlete that visited Notre Dame in mid-October and was offered the next day. He's made a lot of visits and has offers from several elite schools.

Jacob McCrary- Miami, Florida (Coral Reef Senior)

  • 6'0" 175 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 9 wide receiver, No. 14 Florida, No. 76 nationally
  • Composite: No. 18 wide receiver

Decommit from Florida State in November 2012. Clemson, Florida, Notre Dame, and Mississippi are in the mix right now.

Michiah Quick- Fresno, California (Central East)

  • 6'0" 170 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 27 wide receiever, No. 21 California, No. 213 nationally
  • Composite: No. 13 wide receiver

Irish have been in on his recruitment for a long time and are one of his early leaders. His stock has been rising throughout all of 2012 but he still hasn't received a ton of offers yet. Could play corner in Notre Dame's system.

Artavis Scott- Tarpon Springs, Florida (East Lake)

  • 5'10" 175 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 6 wide receiver, No. 12 Florida, No. 69 nationally
  • Composite: No. 7 wide receiver

Scott has visited Notre Dame during the summer of '12 and has been pretty active with his visits all over the country. He has a really solid offer list and the Irish are in decent position, but it's very early.

Thaddeus Snodgrass- Springfield, Ohio (Springfield)

  • 6'1" 170 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 16 wide receiver, No. 6 Ohio, No. 130 nationally
  • Composite: No. 14 wide receiver

Not a great offer list but has picked up a couple big offers. He has visited Notre Dame in the summer of '12 and is very interested in the Irish. Right now it looks like a Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Ohio State battle.


KD Cannon- Mount Pleasant, Texas (Mount Pleasant)

  • 6'0" 158 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 7 wide receiver, No. 9 Texas, No. 71 nationally
  • Composite: No. 4 wide receiver

Carrying offers from all the top Big 12 schools plus Texas A&M. He will be a tough pull out of Texas.

Speedy Noil- New Orleans, Louisiana (Edna Karr)

  • 5'10" 175 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 5 wide receiver, No. 5 Louisiana, No. 62 nationally
  • Composite: No. 12 wide receiver

Electric athlete who has a bunch of southern teams after him and an elite offer list. LSU is the presumed favorite and he has visited Baton Rouge many times.

ATHLETE (2 offers)


Budda Baker- Bellevue, Washington (Bellevue)

  • 5'10" 170 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 4 athlete, No. 1 Washington, No. 39 nationally
  • Composite: No. 4 athlete

Small but quick athlete with mostly western and Pac-12 offers. Likely the top player from the northwest and someone ND will target as a versatile athlete. Will try to visit South Bend in the future.

Elijah Hood- Charlotte, North Carolina (Charlotte Catholic)

  • 5'11" 209 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 9 athlete, No. 5 North Carolina, No. 96 nationally
  • Composite: No. 9 athlete

He plays running back and linebacker and is very open to staying on defense at the next level. Hood really likes North Carolina and has a ton of southern/eastern board offers, but has Notre Dame in his top five. He has said he's Catholic, would love to play for the Irish, and will try to visit.

TIGHT END (4 offers)


Nic Weishar- Chicago, Illinois (Marist)

  • 6'5" 215 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 8 tight end, No. 7 Illinois, No. 205 nationally
  • Composite: No. 10 tight end

Decent offer list and has visited Notre Dame a couple times already. Right now, the Irish lead and are his top team. Certified commit watch for this player.


Jeb Blazevich- Charlotte, North Carolina (Charlotte Christian School)

  • 6'4" 230 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 5 tight end, No. 7 North Carolina, No. 164 nationally
  • Composite: No. 7 tight end

Elite offer list and has made a lot of unofficial visit so far. He's been very quiet with naming favorites and is taking his time with the process. Will visit Notre Dame this spring.


Kevin Crosby- Bamberg, South Carolina (Bamberg Ehrhardt)

  • 6'2" 225 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 6 tight end, No. 7 South Carolina, No. 181 nationally
  • Composite: No. 8 tight end

He already has an insane amount of offers from most elite teams, and will be a tough pull out of the South. Has some family ties to Notre Dame and has expressed very mild interest.

Tyler Luatua- La Mirada, California (La Mirada)

  • 6'4" 230 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 1 tight end, No. 2 California, No. 19 nationally
  • Composite: No. 1 tight end

The nation's top tight end has a brother playing at Alabama. The Tide are way out ahead as his leader with USC behind. Notre Dame, Florida State, and Miami still in the picture.



Jimmy Byrne- Cleveland, Ohio (St. Ignatius)

  • 6'4" 275 pounds
  • 3-star, No. 15 offensive guard, No. 20 Ohio
  • Composite: No. 9 offensive guard

Visited Notre Dame in September '12 and was very impressed with the school. After recent visit to Ohio State he has the Buckeyes and Irish as his top two teams. May decide soon.

Mason Cole- Tarpon Springs, Florida (East Lake)

  • 6'4" 285 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 6 offensive tackle, No. 10 Florida, No. 44 nationally
  • Composite: No. 12 offensive tackle

Visited Notre Dame in the summer and had a great trip. He has a really good and diverse offer list. Cole has been to Michigan a couple times already as well. Notre Dame and Michigan are his leaders with USC in third. Says he wants to leave Florida for college.

Jamarco Jones- Chicago, Illinois (De La Salle Institute)

  • 6'5" 290 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 12 offensive tackle, No. 2 Illinois, No. 82 nationally
  • Composite: No. 10 offensive tackle

Strong offer list so far but a quiet recruitment. He will be visiting Notre Dame for the Pitt game in November.

KC McDermott- West Palm Beach, Florida (Palm Beach Central)

  • 6'6" 285 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 5 offensive tackle, No. 7 Florida, No. 38 nationally
  • Composite: No. 4 offensive tackle

Really good offers list and has visited Notre Dame already. Ohio State, Miami---where his brother plays---and Notre Dame are the teams to beat right now.

Ross Pierschbacher- Cedar Falls, Iowa (Cedar Falls)

  • 6'5" 275 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 21 offensive tackle, No. 2 Iowa, No. 176 nationally
  • Composite: No. 16 offensive tackle

Visited Notre Dame in late September and was offered before he left. He has made a lot of visits this fall and Iowa and Wisconsin are the early leaders.


Andy Bauer- St. Louis, Missouri (DeSmet)

  • 6'6" 304 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 10 offensive tackle, No. 1 Missouri, No. 68 nationally
  • Composite: No. 12 offensive tackle

Decommit from Missouri with interest in Notre Dame in the past. Alabama & LSU appear to be the new favorites.

Orlando Brown- Suwanee, Georgia (Peachtree Ridge)

  • 6'8" 360 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 25 offensive tackle, No. 22 Georgia, No. 242 nationally
  • Composite: No. 25 offensive tackle

Son of the late NFL player Orlando Brown, and a massive prospect rumored to still be growing and larger than his listed height/weight. Has wanted to visit Notre Dame.

Braden Smith- Olathe, Kansas (Olathe South Sr.)

  • 6'6" 282 pounds
  • 5-star, No. 2 offensive tackle, No. 1 Kansas, No. 12 nationally
  • Composite: No. 2 offensive tackle

Absolute freak of a specimen and possibly top overall athlete in the country. Has been taking his recruiting very slowly but may visit Notre Dame in the future.

Bentley Spain- Charlotte, North Carolina (Providence)

6'6" 275 pounds

4-star, No. 4 offensive tackle, No. 1 North Carolina, No. 18 nationally

Composite: No. 6 offensive tackle

Top rated player from Carolina has an Irish offer. He suffered a fractured knee before his junior season. Has already visited North Carolin and South Carolina with those two teams on top.

DEFENSIVE LINE (10 offers)


Deondre Clark- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Douglass)

6'3" 230 pounds

Not Rated

Composite: No. 6 strong-side defensive end

Offered by the Irish and saw Notre Dame play on his unofficial trip to Oklahoma. Announced a top five of LSU, Alabama, South Carolina, Clemson, and Notre Dame. Will try to visit South Bend and said he won't take long to decide on his school.

Malik McDowell- Detroit, Michigan (Loyola)

  • 6'7" 285 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 2 strong-side defensive end, No. 1 Michigan, No. 24 nationally
  • Composite: No. 3 strong-side defensive end

Visited Notre Dame during the summer of '12 and saw the Irish beat MSU in East Lansing. The team to beat is Michigan with Notre Dame, Michigan State, Ohio State, and a couple others in the mix. His parents really like what ND has to offer and are making a strong move.

Enoch Smith, Jr.- Chicago, Illinois (Mount Carmel)

  • 6'3" 270 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 14 defensive tackle, No. 8 Illinois, No. 227 nationally
  • Composite: No. 19 defensive tackle

Offered by Notre Dame after camping back in June. Also saw the Irish play in Chicago against Miami. Not a great offer list right now, but the Irish are way out ahead as his leader.

Andrew Trumbetti- Demarest, New Jersey (N Valley Reg H Demarest)

  • 6'5" 250 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 10 strong-side defensive end, No. 7 New Jersey, No. 193 nationally
  • Composite: No. 9 strong-side defensive end

Has called Notre Dame his dream school and the Irish are way out front as his early leader. He hasn't picked up many offers yet.

Andrew Williams- McDonough, Georgia (Eagle's Landing Christian)

  • 6'4" 231 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 9 weak-side defensive end, No. 14 Georgia, No. 160 nationally
  • Composite: No. 10 weak-side defensive end

Same school as Isaac Rochell and visited Notre Dame in September. Has a great offer list and is a top target on the defensive line for Irish coaches.


Lorenzo Carter- Norcross, Georgia (Norcross)

  • 6'6" 232 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 11 weak-side defensive end, No. 16 Georgia, No. 188 nationally
  • Composite: No. 8 weak-side defensive end

Offered in early December by Notre Dame. Tons of potential with his size and has Alabama, Florida State, Miami, and Georgia among the elite teams after him.

Khairi Clark- Hollywood, Florida (Chaminade-Madonna Prep)

  • 6'3" 285 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 4 defensive tackle, No. 9 Florida, No. 43 nationally
  • Composite: No. 2 defensive tackle

Great offer list and has expressed interest in Notre Dame. Quiet recruitment since the summer but many believe Miami leads as he's visited there the most.

Da'Shawn Hand- Woodbridge, Virginia (Woodbridge)

  • 6'5" 247 pounds
  • 5-star, No. 1 strong-side defensive end, No. 1 Virginia, No. 1 nationally
  • Composite: No. 1 strong-side defensive end

Consensus top prospect in the country with offers from all the best schools. Virginia Tech leads with Alabama and Ohio State along with a few other teams in the mix. Won't narrow down his teams until next summer.

Hoza Scott- La Porte, Texas (La Porte)

  • 6'3" 225 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 2 weak-side defensive end, No. 4 Texas, No. 29 nationally
  • Composite: No. 1 weak-side defensive end

Small but elite offer list. Probably not leaving the state of Texas. The Longhorns and Aggies lead for his services.

Solomon Thomas- Coppell, Texas (Coppell)

  • 6'3" 251 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 3 strong-side defensive end, No. 3 Texas, No. 25 nationally
  • Composite: No. 2 strong-side defensive end

Comes from the same high school as Cam McDaniel. Texas is the big favorite right now.

LINEBACKER (7 offers)


Dillon Bates- Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida (Ponte Vedra)

  • 6'3" 216 pounds
  • 4-star, Not Rated
  • Composite: Not Rated

Offered in late October by Notre Dame and will try to visit this season. If not, he will try and get to South Bend in the spring or summer. Dad played at Tennessee and they appear to lead with South Carolina in the mix early.

Clifton Garrett- Plainfield, Illinois (Plainfield)

  • 6'2" 215 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 2 outside linebacker, No. 1 Illinois, No. 42 nationally
  • Composite: No. 1 outside linebacker

Garrett has been to South Bend a couple times and also saw the Irish play in Chicago. Notre Dame in the mix with Ohio State and Michigan State.

Nyles Morgan- Crete, Illinois (Crete-Monee)

  • 6'2" 215 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 5 inside linebacker, No. 6 Illinois, No. 167 nationally
  • Composite: No. 5 inside linebacker

Irish were early on his recruiting and are thought to be his leader right now. He visited campus in September for the Michigan game and has Michigan State, Northwestern, and Illinois in the mix.


Dante Booker- Akron, Ohio (St.Vincent-St. Mary)

  • 6'3" 210 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 1 outside linebacker, No. 1 Ohio, No. 20 nationally
  • Composite: No. 2 outside linebacker

Holding mostly B1G offers, plus Notre Dame and Oklahoma. As you would expect, Ohio State is leading right now.

Cameron Hampton- Dallas, Texas (David W. Carter)

  • 6'1" 205 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 11 outside linebacker, No. 21 Texas, No. 159 nationally
  • Composite: No. 10 outside linebacker

Offered in June by Notre Dame, but the Irish are on the outside right now. He really likes LSU and they lead.

Vincent Jackson- Tampa, Florida (Jesuit)

  • 6'2" 235 pounds
  • 3-star, No. 24 outside linebacker, No. 48 Florida
  • Composite: No. 25 outside linebacker

Huge offer list, especially in comparison to his rankings. Oklahoma leads the rest of the pack.

Raekwon McMillan- Hinesville, Georgia (Liberty County)

  • 6'3" 246 pounds
  • 5-star, No. 2 inside linebacker, No. 1 Georgia, No. 15 nationally
  • Composite: No. 1 inside linebacker

Offered in May by Notre Dame, has expressed some interest, but has not visited yet. Georgia and Ohio State appear to be his early leaders.

DEFENSIVE BACK (13 offers)


Cameron Denson- Tuscon, Arizona (Salpointe Catholic)

  • 6'1" 170 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 6 corner, No. 1 Arizona, No. 37 nationally
  • Composite: No. 8 corner

The top player in Arizona was offered by ND in June. He has taken many visits but has a top three of Arizona, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UCLA, and Washington. He talks to Elliot regularly.

Jabrill Peppers- Ramsey, New Jersey (Paramus Catholic)

  • 6'1" 200 pounds
  • 5-star, No. 1 corner, No. 1 New Jersey, No. 3 nationally
  • Composite: No. 3 corner

Top player in Jersey and one of the nation's elite prospects. Former teammate with Elijah Shumate but transferred from Don Bosco before junior year. Stanford, Michigan, Ohio State, USC, and Notre Dame are his top teams.

Parrker Westphal- Bolingbrook, Illinois (Bolingbrook)

  • 6'0" 180 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 13 corner, No. 5 Illinois, No. 165 nationally
  • Composite: No. 11 corner

Camped at Notre Dame in June after an offer in May. Watched the Irish win at Soldier Field. Michigan is his early leader.


Jamal Adams- Carrollton, Texas (Hebron)

  • 6'0" 185 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 6 safety, No. 13 Texas, No. 92 nationally
  • Composite: No. 4 safety

Notre Dame is in his top five but Texas and Oklahoma are way out front with Alabama in the mix.

Quin Blanding- Virginia Beach, Virginia (Bayside)

  • 6'2" 200 pounds
  • 5-star, No. 1 safety, No. 3 Virginia, No. 6 nationally
  • Composite: No. 1 safety

Considered one of the top defensive backs in the country. Relationship and ties to Virginia have them as the early leader right now.

Tony Brown- Beaumont, Texas (Ozen)

  • 6'0" 185 pounds
  • 5-star, No. 3 corner, No. 2 Texas, No. 16 nationally
  • Composite: No. 2 corner

Major recruit who could play safety in high school. Texas, Alabama, A&M, and LSU are the early leaders.

Nick Harvey- Lancaster, Texas (Lancaster)

  • 5'9" 175 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 9 corner, No. 8 Texas, No. 67 nationally
  • Composite: No. 9 corner

Offered in late May by Irish. Announced a top five of LSU, A&M, Baylor, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Edward Paris- Arlington, Texas (Mansfield Timberview)

  • 6'1" 190 pounds
  • 5-star, No. 2 safety, No. 1 Texas, No. 10 nationally
  • Composite: No. 2 safety

The top player in Texas so obviously Texas and Oklahoma will be involved. He's visited a handful of schools but does not have any favorites right now.

Germaine Pratt- High Point, North Carolina (High Point Central)

  • 6'3" 190 pounds
  • Not Rated
  • Composite: Not Rated

Great size but a quiet recruitment so far. Has visited North Carolina multiple times and NC State is also believed to be one of his leaders.

Brandon Simmons- Arlington, Texas (Mansfield Timberview)

  • 6'0" 175 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 19 safety, No. 28 Texas, No. 226 nationally
  • Composite: No. 11 safety

Tons of offers already but the Irish are not in contention right now. LSU, Texas, and West Virginia lead.

Jalen Tabor- Washington, D.C. (Friendship Academy)

  • 6'1" 182 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 4 corner, No. 1 Washington D.C., No. 21 nationally
  • Composite: No. 5 corner

Offered in April '12 by Notre Dame. Currently has Alabama on top with Tennessee just behind. He seems highly interested in playing in the South.

Nick Watkins- Dallas, Texas (Bishop Dunne Catholic)

  • 6'0" 180 pounds
  • 4-star, No. 5 corner, No. 5 Texas, No. 30 nationally
  • Composite: No. 6 corner

Offered in May '12 by the Irish, but little contact since then. Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma and a bunch of SEC schools are in his top teams right now.

Quincy Wilson- Fort Lauderdale, Florida (University School)

  • 6'2" 195 pounds
  • Not Rated
  • Composite: No. 14 safety

Offered in late September by Notre Dame. Tons of offers but not an elite cohort. If anyone leads it is likely the Miami Hurricanes where he's camped and visited twice.



LB Michael Ferns- 4-star, No. 4 inside linebacker, No. 2 Ohio, No. 98 nationally


WR Drake Harris- 4-star, No. 10 wide receiver, No. 2 Michigan, No. 89 nationally


OT Casey Tucker- 4-star, No. 8 offensive tackle, No. 2 Arizona, No. 63 nationally


OT Demetrius Knox- 4-star, No. 7 offensive tackle, No. 6 Texas, No. 47 nationally


CB Cedric Collins- 4-star, No. 12 corner, No. 22 Texas, No. 162 nationally