Welcome back to the OFD Big Board for November 4, 2014.
It's been a while since we had an update in the front seven and only one player has committed since that time. That athlete was (NC) Shy Tuttle .979 who became another gem in Tennessee's recruiting class.
DT Shy Tuttle, No. 31 recruit in ESPN 300 & No. 1 in North Carolina, committed to Tennessee http://t.co/pf8Yt3rTEx pic.twitter.com/UajmX7XLAK— ESPNU (@ESPNU) September 26, 2014
The Irish were in early on Darrion Daniels from Bishop Dunne but he's recently narrowed his top 6 to Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Iowa, and Missouri.
Bishop Dunne (TX) #Rivals250 DT Darrion Daniels talks #TexasTech and recruiting - http://t.co/Hh0GgxNIqg ($) pic.twitter.com/iDPATfHB0h— Matt Clare (@MattClareRivals) October 2, 2014
We reported in the past that Neville Gallimore made an official visit to Oklahoma and his most recent trip was to Florida State for the game against Notre Dame. There are several others school in the mix for the quiet Canadian prospect. Until something pops up, he's likely off Notre Dame's radar for now.
Oregon keeps chipping away at the Los Angeles talent base as Rasheem Green made an official visit to Eugene back in October. He's scheduled to visit Miami later this month but is still considered a heavy USC lean.
5-star DE Rasheem Green sets "make or break" visit for #Canes http://t.co/NNcWuUUfPJ #UO #USC #UCLA #Bama #ASU #Stan pic.twitter.com/3WlM2oZzEY— Rivals.com (@Rivals) November 3, 2014
There's been talk for a while that Christian Wilkins will take an official visit to Notre Dame but I wouldn't hold your breath on that one. It's doubtful the Irish are actively recruiting him with the numbers and scholarship situation anyway.
Christian Wilkins received his #UAALLAMERICA jersey today. https://t.co/ppS1bvZzav— RecruitingNation (@ESPNRNFball) October 1, 2014
Long Beach Poly's Joseph Wicker has named Notre Dame among his Top 5 with Texas Tech, Washington, UCLA, and Arizona State.
'15 CA DL Joseph Wicker looking to setup an #NotreDame official visit. (Free) http://t.co/dDv3jfi4Jd— Irish Sports Daily (@ISDUpdate) October 28, 2014
Wicker will be taking official visits to all of those schools and is coming off a recent trip to Lubbock. He's expected to visit Notre Dame after the season and is deciding on National Signing Day. Like Wilkins I'm not sure we're looking too hard for another tackle but simply doing our due diligence in case room opens up.
There's been more activity at defensive end since our last update. Over the weekend (HI) Canton Kaumatule .972 committed to Oregon as the Ducks were housing Stanford. As Hawaii's top prospect and from the same school as Manti Te'o he had some nice things to say about the Irish but never looked deeper than that.
After a dominating win over Stanford, 4-star defensive lineman commits to Oregon. @SBNRecruiting @SBNationCFB http://t.co/QE7BvFmJZI— Addicted To Quack (@AddictedToQuack) November 2, 2014
Back in late September (VA) Darrell Taylor .902 committed to Tennessee. In case you were wondering, the Vols have 26 verbals right now and the nation's 4th best recruiting class.
Congrats to 4-star ATH Darrell Taylor on his commitment to #Tennessee #Vols pic.twitter.com/1sEppvo90o— Adam Friedman (@RivalsFriedman) September 27, 2014
Michigan's season got a little more worse when (NC) Darian Roseboro .948 flipped to NC State a few weeks ago.
NC State landed a huge commitment from DE @DarianRoseboro, arguably the top in-state prospect http://t.co/eytW8TBkac pic.twitter.com/yMlW2Pmbex— Scout Recruiting (@scoutrecruiting) October 13, 2014
We had another flip in late September as (SC) Michael Barnett .900 decided to leave Florida State's class and joined Georgia instead.
One of the nation's top players in Byron Cowart is finishing up his official visits this month. He's already been to Maryland and Alabama with upcoming trips to Florida, Oregon, and Florida State.
For now, Keisean Lucier-South looks like the last remaining hope for a defensive end and it's a long shot. He's already made official visits to Oklahoma, Michigan, and Oregon. Later this month he'll be visiting UCLA.
#ESPN300 DE Keisean Lucier-South, No. 29 prospect overall, on his official visit to Oregon this weekend. pic.twitter.com/Cz8lOLiLAk— Erik McKinney (@EMcKinneyESPN) November 2, 2014
The Irish didn't make his Top 5 several months ago and would need something major to happen to get his last official visit.
Lots of good things happened for Notre Dame recently as (IN) Asmar Bilal .921 and (FL) Tevon Coney .880 joined the Irish recruiting class to wrap up the linebacker position.
Officially Committed To The University Of Notre Dame pic.twitter.com/aifLJMXZWr— Tevon Coney9⃣ (@TevonConey) October 23, 2014
Another player committed recently in (MS) Leo Lewis .964 who joined Mississippi's class.
Scout breaks down Leo Lewis (@TheLeoLewis_40) and his commitment to #OleMiss http://t.co/OiqxjmV7TW #HaughtyTaughty pic.twitter.com/hjJ9bmI5nV— Scout Recruiting (@scoutrecruiting) September 24, 2014
Our last note is that John Houston has now fallen just under the threshold and lost his Composite 5th star.