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2014 Notre Dame Recruiting Big Board (August)

What follows is a breakdown of all the scholarship offers Notre Dame has out for the 2014 recruiting class.



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.

All players have 247's Composite Rankings---a combination of all 4 major services rankings.

Breakdown (as of August 27, 2013)





QUARTERBACK (0 offers)

RUNNING BACK (4 offers)


Donte Thomas-Williams- Durham, NC


Big back that really likes Notre Dame. Visited South Bend in June. Recently announced a top 4 of Notre Dame, Florida State, West Virginia, and Clemson.


Leonard Fournette- New Orleans, LA


The consensus #1 running back in the country has a small but elite offer list led by Alabama and LSU.

Joe Mixon- Oakley, CA


Offered in late February by Notre Dame. Carrying 30+ offers and will decide at USAAAB in January 2014. Irish did not make his top 10 teams.

Derrell Scott- Havelock, NC


Offered on January 31st by the Irish. South Carolina leads with Florida State and Ohio State in the mix. Has announced ND in his top group but no visit yet.

WIDE RECEIVER (6 offers)


Isaiah McKenzie- Fort Lauderdale, FL


Offered in mid-June by Notre Dame during a visit to campus. Top offers of Michigan, West Virginia, and Rutgers. Really loves ND and wants to decide before summer ends.


Josh Malone- Gallatin, TN


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


Johnnie Dixon- Palm Beach Gardens, FL


Quick athlete with a handful of elite offers. Miami leads with Florida right behind the Hurricanes and Alabama lurking.

Malachi Dupre- New Orleans, LA


Holds many offers already. Showing some interest in Notre Dame. Might not be a LSU-lock as previously believed. UCLA coming on strong.

Speedy Noil- New Orleans, LA


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. Florida, A&M, and USC in the mix.

Trevion Thompson- Durham, NC


Offered in December and visited in June. Clemson likely leads with Ohio State and West Virginia in the mix. ND didn't make his top list.

ATHLETE (5 offers)


Michiah Quick- Fresno, CA


Irish have been in on his recruitment for a long time and were one of his early leaders. USC and UCLA coming on strong lately. Irish in a good spot for now.

John Smith- Long Beach, CA


Offered in early March by the Irish. USC, UCLA, and Michigan among the favorites. Will take an official visit to South Bend.


Budda Baker- Bellevue, WA


Small but quick athlete with mostly western and Pac-12 offers. Likely the top player from the northwest. Oregon, Washington, and UCLA are his leaders.

Noah Brown- Sparta, NJ


Offered in late April by Notre Dame. Big athlete with very good speed. Top offers from Va Tech, Nebraska, USC, Wisconsin, Penn State, North Carolina, and more. Ohio State leads.

Nathan Starks- Las Vegas, NV


Tough athlete and running back has Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and USC among his favorites. Recently expelled from school, casting doubt on his chances with the Irish.

TIGHT END (2 offers)


Tyler Luatua- La Mirada, CA


The nation's top tight end has a brother playing at Alabama. Tide and Notre Dame are his leaders with the Irish rumored to be in great position.


Dalton Schultz- South Jordan, UT


Small but very strong offer list. Irish may have decent shot but Stanford and Utah are heavily in the mix.



Natrell Curtis- Phoenix, AZ


Offered in late February by Notre Dame. Could play defense for the Irish. Several teams are in the mix early with Arizona, ASU, and UCLA leading.

Damien Mama- Bellflower, CA


Massive guard offered in early March. He's been picking up a lot of offers lately and would like to visit Notre Dame, Utah, Ole Miss, and Alabama. USC will be tough to beat here.

Damian Prince- District Heights, MD


Top player in Maryland has many elite offers. Irish will need to make up ground against Alabama, Florida State, and others.

Braden Smith- Olathe, KS


Absolute freak of a specimen and possibly top overall athlete in the country. Visited Notre Dame and loved it. Alabama, A&M, and TCU are his new leaders.

Donell Stanley- Latta, SC


Offered on January 31st by Notre Dame. Looks like South Carolina leads with Alabama and Clemson in the mix early.

Casey Tucker- Chandler, AZ


Left USC's class in late April after being a commit for 9 months. Holding a handful of elite offers. He's been really quiet since leaving the Trojans.

DEFENSIVE LINE (15 offers)


Lorenzo Carter- Norcross, GA


Offered in early December by Notre Dame. Visited in June and had a good time. Irish among his top teams with Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and others.

Matt Elam- Elizabethtown, KY


Offered in early June by Notre Dame, and visited that month. Irish may be in his top group. Some think he's a silent verbal to Kentucky.

Thomas Holley- Brooklyn, NY


    Offered in late February by Irish. Same high school as Ishaq Williams. Quiet recruitment so far but visited ND in June and liked it a lot. Irish in the mix with Penn State and Ohio State.

    Solomon Thomas- Coppell, TX


      Comes from the same high school as Cam McDaniel. Texas is the big favorite right now but a handful of other schools in the mix. Visited ND in June and really liked it.

      Andrew Williams- McDonough, GA


      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. Clemson and Auburn coming on strong.


      Lorenzo Featherston- Greensboro, NC


      Lanky athlete with a strong offer list. Clemson leads but he has a bunch of teams after him.

      Josh Frazier- Springdale, AR


      Several elite schools after his services. Top five of Alabama, Arkansas, Notre Dame, A&M, and USC. Was not able to visit this spring.

      Myles Garrett- Arlington, TX


      One of the top talents out of Texas, he really likes TCU, A&M, Oklahoma, and LSU.

      Da'Shawn Hand- Woodbridge, VA


      One of the top players in the country. Alabama, Michigan, and Florida have distanced themselves from the pack.

      Jaylen Johnson- Corona, CA


      Has visited Notre Dame this summer. Pretty light offer list but carries one from USC.

      Melvin Keihn- Baltimore, MD


      Offered in mid-February by Notre Dame. Has shown some interest in the Irish and has a bunch of ACC schools after him.

      Malik McDowell- Detroit, MI


      Visited Notre Dame during the summer of '12 and saw the Irish beat MSU in East Lansing. Michigan with a big lead.

      Anthony Moten- Fort Lauderdale, FL


      Committed to Florida for 4 months but left the Gators class in late July. Miami is suspected to be his new leader.

      Derrick Nnadi- Virginia Beach, VA


        Offered in late May by Notre Dame. Strong offer list with Virginia leading and Va Tech just behind.

        Kentavious Street- Greenville, NC


        Offered in mid-February by the Irish. Carrying mostly ACC offers with NC State leading and Georgia and Florida State in the mix.

        LINEBACKER (7 offers)


        Nyles Morgan- Crete, IL


        Irish were early on his recruiting. He visited campus in September for the Michigan game and has a growing offer list. Vandy and Ole Miss, in the mix with the Irish.


        Rashaan Evans- Auburn, AL


        Offered in late March by Notre Dame. He will be tough to pull out of Alabama. Auburn leads with Georgia in the mix.

        Edwin Freeman- Arlington, TX


        Offered in mid-January by the Irish. New leader is Texas who is coming on very strong.

        Clifton Garrett- Plainfield, IL


          Garrett has been to South Bend a couple times and also saw the Irish play in Chicago. Ohio State, Ole Miss, and LSU lead with ND fading.

          Vincent Jackson- Tampa, FL


          Huge offer list, especially in comparison to his rankings. South Florida, Miami, and Oregon the new favorites.

          Raekwon McMillan- Hinesville, GA


          Offered in May by Notre Dame, has expressed some interest, but has not visited yet. Ohio State looks to be his leader.

          Kenny Young- New Orleans, LA


          Offered in mid-May by Notre Dame. Strong offer list with Alabama and LSU among the top teams. Likely a Tiger commit.

          DEFENSIVE BACK (8 offers)


          Nick Watkins- Dallas, TX


          Visited in April and will be making a second visit this summer. A lot of positive momentum for the Irish here. Alabama and a few others in the mix.


          Jamal Adams- Carrollton, TX


          Notre Dame is in his top five but Florida is out front. Irish may be a hat on the table.

          Tony Brown- Beaumont, TX


            Major recruit who could play safety in high school. Tons of elite teams after him with LSU the favorite.

            Payton Hendrix- Dallas, TX


            Offered in late July by Notre Dame. Carrying top offers from Arkansas, Stanford, Nebraska, and North Carolina.

            Adoree Jackson- Gardena, CA


            Elite athlete carrying tons of offers. From deep in USC territory but originally from Illinois. Recruitment is open to many teams but Florida and USC standing out.

            Mattrell McGraw- New Orleans, LA


            Offered in early June by Notre Dame. He has a great offer list and UCLA, Oregon, and Florida State lead.

            Jalen Tabor- Washington, D.C.


              Offered in April '12 by Notre Dame. Maryland and Florida are his current leaders.

              Parrker Westphal- Bolingbrook, IL


                Camped at Notre Dame in June after an offer in May. Watched the Irish win at Soldier Field. Michigan has been way out in front with Vanderbilt in the mix too.

                COMMITTED ELSEWHERE:


                QB David Cornwell- .976

                WR Derek Kief- .918

                WR Cameron Sims- .954

                ATH Bo Scarbrough- .985

                OL Ross Pierschbacher-.969

                LB Zach Whitley- .956

                K JK Scott- .811


                QB Brandon Dawkins- .869

                CB Cameron Denson- .943


                OT Jovan Pruitt- .889


                WR K.D. Cannon- .980


                WR Demarre Kitt- .950

                WR Artavis Scott- .955


                ATH Johnathan Lloyd- .863


                DL Khairi Clark- .941

                S Quincy Wilson- .913


                RB Jonathan Vickers- .869


                QB Jacob Park- .945

                RB Sony Michel- .990

                RB Nick Chubb- .972

                TE Jeb Blazevich- .925

                DL Lamont Gaillard- .970

                S Nick Glass- .876


                TE Matt Nelson- .859


                WR Allen Lazard- .963

                ATH Tommy Mister- .856


                WR Thaddeus Snodgrass- .905

                S Darius West- .909


                WR Trey Quinn- .951

                S Edward Paris- .983

                DL Deondre Clark- .939


                OT KC McDermott- .985

                DL Chad Thomas- .944


                WR Drake Harris- .979

                ATH Jabrill Peppers- .999

                TE Ian Bunting- .893

                OL Mason Cole- .937

                LB Michael Ferns- .938


                DL Enoch Smith- .881


                RB Elijah Hood- .981

                OT Bentley Spain- .942


                S Germaine Pratt- .872


                OL Andy Bauer- .966


                ATH Curtis Samuel- .943

                OL Jamarco Jones- .974

                OL Demetrius Knox- .949

                DE Jalyn Holmes- .962

                LB Dante Booker- .963


                WR Dallis Todd- .928

                WR Mark Andrews- .952


                DB Arrion Springs- .951


                ATH DeAndre Thompkins- .915


                Drue Tranquill- .877


                WR Saeed Blacknall- .957


                WR Shaq Davidson- .953

                WR Terry Googer- .882

                TE Kevin Crosby- .899


                RB Christian McCaffrey- .920

                S Brandon Simmons- .917


                RB Jalen Hurd- .986

                OT Orlando Brown- .865

                LB Kevin Mouhon- .883

                LB Dillon Bates- .952


                LB Cameron Hampton- .881


                QB Kyle Allen- .987

                LB Hoza Scott- .982

                CB Cedric Collins- .907

                CB Nick Harvey- .972

                S Dylan Sumner-Gardner- .963


                S Kyle Gibson- .897


                S Quin Blanding- .996


                WR Erik Brown- .926

                DB Jonathan Lockett- .895


                WR Jacob McCrary- .872