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2015 Notre Dame Recruiting Big Board: DT, DE, ILB

A couple key targets come off the board and not in Notre Dame's favor.

Jonathan Daniel


Welcome back to the OFD Big Board for July 8, 2014.

Defensive Tackle
Score Player State Ht/Wt. Temperature 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
.905 Darrion Daniels TX 6-3/290 Cold
.915 Neville Gallimore ON 6-3/300 Cold
.991 Rasheem Green CA 6-5/275 Cold
.969 Albert Huggins SC 6-3/279 Cold
.889 Du'Vonta Lampkin TX 6-3/291 Cold
.985 Kahlil McKenzie CA 6-4/330 Cold
.987 Tim Settle VA 6-3/318 Cold
.927 Darvin Taylor VA 6-2/295 Cold
.986 Shy Tuttle NC 6-3/315 Cold
.971 Christian Wilkins CT 6-4/290 Cold
.919 Joseph Wicker CA 6-4/265 Cold

Since our last update the Irish reeled in a pair of tackle prospects. First was (IN) Brandon Tiassum .871 who committed back on June 8th. Five days later (OH) Elijah Taylor .889 joined the class.

Just a few days ago (VA) Chance Hall .858 gave his pledge to Tennessee.

With Dew-Treadway committing as well (see below) there's likely only room left for an elite prospect on the interior. Neville Gallimore seems to be zeroing in on a bunch of northern and eastern teams with Notre Dame among the handful of teams.

One player who has been quiet lately but is still a target down the road is Joseph Wicker. He's scheduled to come to South Bend for an official visit in the fall and has mentioned the Irish among his favorites in the past. It's assumed a Pac-12 team like UCLA would be tough to beat but the Bruins have yet to offer.

As noted in The Opening thread yesterday one of the nation's top defenders in Kahlil McKenzie will be committing this week.

Defensive End
Score Player State Ht/Wt. Temperature 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
.932 Austin Bryant GA 6-5/245 Mild
.991 Byron Cowart FL 6-4/250 Mild
.997 CeCe Jefferson FL 6-2/250 Cold
.979 Canton Kaumatule HI 6-6/275 Cold
.950 James Lockhart TX 6-3/260 Cold
.990 Keisean Lucier-South CA 6-5/225 Cold
.941 Darian Roseboro NC 6-3/293 Cold
.997 Josh Sweat VA 6-5/237 Cold
.904 Darrell Taylor VA 6-4/220 Cold

We've had a flurry of activity at defensive end since last month. Notre Dame snagged up (IL) Micah Dew-Treadway .860 on June 11th in between the commits of Tiassum and Taylor.

Ohio State picked up verbals from both (MN) Jashon Cornell .982 and (OH) Dre'Mont Jones .893 to give their class a big boost up front. Florida State picked up the commitment of (SC) Michael Barnett .899.

The latest offer is to Canton Kaumatule who comes from Manti Te'o's high school Punahou in Honolulu. He's long been linked to Stanford but has nice things to say about Notre Dame. We'll see if he end up visiting in the future.

This position is one where the coaching staff is looking for a major impact edge rusher. Austin Bryant and Byron Cowart are two studs from the South that came to the Irish Invasion and are receiving major attention from Notre Dame.

Bryant may be committing later this summer and is believed to be leaning towards Clemson. Cowart looks to be taking official visits in the fall and deciding at a much later date.

Inside Linebacker
Score Player State Ht/Wt. Temperature 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
.911 Asmar Bilal IN 6-3/205 Hot
.880 Tevon Coney FL 6-2/225 Mild
.985 John Houston CA 6-3/211 Cold

A pair of linebackers remain high on Notre Dame's board. Asmar Bilal made several visits to Notre Dame in the spring and summer and is coming off a round of visits to South Bend, Ann Arbor, and Evanston. He should be coming to a decision soon and the Irish are favored there.

Tevon Coney was at Notre Dame for the Irish Invasion and seems to be warming quite a bit to playing for the Irish. He really likes Florida too and the Gators will surely offer stiff resistance.