Welcome to this week's Big Board for the offensive side of the ball.
Same update at quarterback as last month: DeShone Kizer remains the only Irish commit at quarterback while the rest of Notre Dame's offers at this position are committed to other schools. There does not appear to be any new offers on the horizon or the chance to flip another recruit.
It appears that Notre Dame is no longer a realistic destination for the remaining running backs listed above.
Fournette will come down to Bama/LSU, Mixon has recently visited Oklahoma and Wisconsin and has both of those schools in his top two, Scott has an official to South Carolina next month where he's expected to sign, and Thomas-Williams is leaning towards West Virginia.
Notre Dame had Isaiah McKenzie verbal over the weekend to give the program 3 wide receivers for this cycle.
The Irish appear out for the remaining prospects above. Dixon is coming off a visit to Miami and will visit Alabama next month. Dupre remains a LSU lean. Malone was at Ole Miss this past weekend and will visit Ohio State this weekend. Noil is looking hard at LSU and Texas A&M. Clemson has been hot after Thompson but he's visiting the Buckeyes this weekend.
|.990||Ju Ju Smith||CA||6-1/200||Mild|
There were some rumors that Baker committed to Oregon but they were false alarms. The Ducks remain the favorite with UCLA and Washington.
Quick was at Notre Dame this weekend, as was Ju Ju Smith. The Irish have been in good position with Quick for a long time but it may be even more surprising how much they're trending for Smith right now.
Starks has transferred to Colorado and Notre Dame has remained in constant contact. He may still be a long shot due to his dismissal from Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas but if he gets the green light from admissions Notre Dame will be in his top group.
Luatua was part of the large group of official visitors in South Bend this weekend and most think he'll be Irish at some point. He offers some positional flexibility and could play linebacker for Notre Dame as well.
Schultz would probably seriously consider Notre Dame if they had more room available. Sadly, he might be out of the picture due to the numbers game.
A pair of offensive linemen committed since we last checked in as Donnell Stanley gave a verbal to South Carolina and Natrell Curtis gave a verbal to Washington.
Damien Mama was in South Bend this past weekend and enjoyed his visit. Recent updates really like Notre Dame's chances with Mama if fellow Californian prospects Luatua and JuJu Smith pull the trigger for Brian Kelly & Co.
Tucker, Prince, and Smith appear out with numbers tight (Mama is a must-take and can play defense) at offensive line and their recruitments cold, however, long-time Wisconsin commit George Panos visited Notre Dame over the weekend and there were some rumors that the Irish were interested in his services.
|.877||Nic Weishar||IL||6-5/223||Tight End|
|.900||Jimmy Byrne||OH||6-4/290||Offensive Line|
|.930||Sam Mustipher||MD||6-3/285||Offensive Line|
|.969||Quenton Nelson||NJ||6-5/295||Offensive Line|
|.952||Alex Bars||TN||6-6/287||Offensive Line|
McKenzie joins the 2014 class giving the Irish a healthy 3 receivers in the class.
As it stands now we might only see 2 more verbals on offense and perhaps a third for a must-take recruit. Quarterback and running back appear finished, although the door is still open for the latter position.
Offensive line appears done so that leaves one receiver and one tight end. A couple of prospects committed to other schools (Erik Brown- Washington & Bo Scarborough- Alabama) remain targets after visits to South Bend this weekend.