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Notre Dame Football Recruiting Central - 2014 Edition

Welcome to One Foot Down's Recruiting Central page for the 2014 cycle.

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This is where you'll be able to reference scholarship numbers, roster spots, recruit information, player breakdowns, and much more.

I would like to take a moment to discuss contact with potential recruits. Unless you are personally related to them or have known them for the majority of their life, don't contact them via social media. Ever. Don't do it. No excuses. It won't help, could likely hurt the program's chances and is a potential NCAA violation.

Also, many fans get all excited or disappointed based on the recruiting service rankings of incoming players. These rankings are an inexact science at best. Some highly regarded athletes never play a snap in college. Other players that were passed over by top-tier programs become All-Americans. Rankings are generally weighed on a player's height/weight/40 time, location/level of competition and off-season camp circuits more than in-season performance. Trust in the staff's ability to spot talent that fits their system and their ability to develop said talent more than what one site says over another.

Helpful Links:

For reference, the NCAA rules can be found here.

Also, SBNation's Spencer Hall wrote a recruiting primer which can be found here.

OFD's Recruiting Blueprint article can be found here.

Recruiting Central Archives:



Roster Breakdown (Last Update August 13th 2013)

Projected Available Scholarships for 2014 Class:

  • 24 Total
  • 7 Remaining

Big Board Posts:

Defense (October 29, 2013)

Offense (October 22, 2013)

Defense (October 1, 2013)

Offense (September 24, 2013)

Defense (September 10, 2013)

Offense (September 3, 2013)

Class of 2014 Coverage:

WR Isaiah McKenzie Verbals to Notre Dame

USC Game Day Visitors

Notre Dame Bye Week Recruiting Insider

Oklahoma Game Day Visitors

Michigan State Game Day Visitors

Elijah Hood Leaves Notre Dame

2014 Class Numbers (August 16, 2013)

Available Scholarships (August 14, 2013)

DT Matt Dickerson Commits to Notre Dame

LB Richard Yeargin Commitsto Notre Dame

WR Corey Holmes Commits to Notre Dame

Recap of Irish Targets at The Opening

DE Grant Blankenship Commits to Notre Dame

DE Jonathan Bonner Commits to Notre Dame

P Tyler Newsome Commits to Notre Dame

QB DeShone Kizer Commits to Notre Dame

Available Scholarships for June

Irish Prepare to Move On Without Vanderdoes

OT Alex Bars Commits to Notre Dame

RB Elijah Hood Commits to Notre Dame

TE Nic Weishar Commits to Notre Dame

OG Sam Mustipher Commits to Notre Dame

DE Andrew Trumbetti Commits to Notre Dame

Junior Day Visitors

March Numbers & Targets

Targeting QB's for the 2014 Cycle

OG Jimmy Byrne Commits to Notre Dame

Defensive Tackle Jay Hayes Commits to Notre Dame

WR Justin Brent Verbally Commits to Notre Dame

LB Greer Martini Verbally Commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame National Class Rankings for 2014 Class:


10th Nationally


12th Nationally


12th Nationally


9th Nationally