Welcome to One Foot Down's Recruiting Central page, 2013 Edition.
This is where you'll be able to reference scholarship numbers, roster spots, recruit information, player breakdowns, and much more. We are still playing around with content and format a bit, so if you have a suggestion, please feel free to share.
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.
For reference, the NCAA rules can be found here.
SBNation recruiting updates for the Fighting Irish 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.
2012 Recruiting Central can be found here.
2012 ND Roster Breakdown (Updated January 2nd)
Projected Available Scholarships: 24 Total, 0 Remaining
2013 Notre Dame Football Recruiting Class (Last Updated November 1st)
Note: A big thanks to the guys over at Coug Center for the assistance on embedding the doc/map
Latest Recruiting News:
Eric's 2013 Recruiting Big Board Series:
Last Update: March 8
2013 Positional Priorities:
Notre Dame 2013 National Class Rankings (as of February 8, 2013):
3rd nationally, 3.92 average, 2,893 points
4th nationally, 10 ESPNU 150 players, 13 ESPNU 300 players
4th nationally, 4,807 points, 3.92 average
3rd nationally, 92.29 average, 768.01 points
List of States from 2013 Class:
Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio (x2), Illinois, Kentucky, Pennsylvania (x2), New Jersey, Texas (x3), District of Columbia, Massachusetts, Indiana, Georgia, Texas, Virginia, Arizona, California (x2), and Florida.