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2015 Notre Dame Recruiting Big Board: OLB, CB, S

A couple spots left for a linebacker and secondary recruit.

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports


Welcome back to another edition of the One Foot Down Recruiting Big Board for Irish Football.

Outside Linebacker
Score Player State Ht/Wt. Temperature 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
.964 Porter Gustin UT 6-5/240 Mild
.959 Jeffery Holland FL 6-2/230 Cold
.985 John Houston CA 6-3/211 Cold
.993 Malik Jefferson TX 6-2/215 Cold
.970 Osa Masina UT 6-4/230 Cold
.868 Arthur McGinnis LA 6-2/226 Cold
.890 Cassius Peat AZ 6-4/235 Cold
.872 Bo Wallace LA 6-3/215 Mild

At one point it looked like Notre Dame was in a good spot with (GA) Adonis Thomas .925 but he never made a planned trip to South Bend and decided between Alabama and Florida in favor of the Gators in early August.

Out of the blue in late July we saw Gulliver Prep's (FL) Dominic Sheppard .860 commit to Wisconsin. Not many kids from Miami make it to Wisconsin so we'll see how this verbal plays out over the coming months.

Some good news as Porter Gustin has reiterated his plans to officially visit Notre Dame next weekend for the Michigan game. The Irish are his only scheduled official visit right now. Gustin remains a major target as a pass rushing specialist for the Irish.

Notre Dame has never been in the picture with Jeffery Holland who looks to be zeroing in on a decision between Florida, Auburn, and UCLA. He's lining up additional official visits to USC and Virginia Tech.

John Houston was supposed to visit Notre Dame back in June but that never materialized. However, the Irish did make his Top 13 list from about a month ago. The top-10 California talent took recent visits to the Arizona schools.

As the football season starts Malik Jefferson is focusing on Texas and Texas A&M with Ohio State, Alabama, and Oklahoma also in the picture.

Osa Masina dropped Notre Dame in a past Big Board update and is now looking to schedule official visits to Wisconsin, UCLA, Michigan, USC, and Arizona State.

Notre Dame has been in a decent spot with Arthur McGinnis but there aren't any updates to provide with him other than LSU beginning to sniff around on their in-state product.

Oregon appears to have surged into the lead with Cassius Peat as the Ducks will receive his lone scheduled official visit when they host Michigan State. Peat has also moved up to a Composite 4-star recruit.

Notre Dame has been trying to get Bo Wallace to come on an official visit but John Curtis' football program typically doesn't allow their players the distraction of going to colleges during the season.

We'll see if he wins his "appeal" of sorts.

Score Player State Ht/Wt. Temperature 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
.919 Micah Abernathy GA 6-1/187 Cold
.935 Holton Hill TX 6-2/184 Cold
.997 Iman Marshall CA 6-1/190 Mild
.984 Tavarus McFadden FL 6-3/198 Cold
.897 Cameron Ordway TN 6-0/174 Cold
.991 Kendall Sheffield TX 6-0/181 Cold
.921 Jordan Whitehead PA 6-0/180 Cold

In past installments we believed (PA) John Reid .948 was one of the few defensive backs with Notre Dame in his top group but he committed to Penn State earlier this month. He was supposedly on track to decide after his senior season but probably felt some pressure from PSU and saw Notre Dame's class at corner plenty full already.

A couple weeks ago Urban Meyer went down to southern Florida and picked up (FL) Carlton Davis .854 who committed to Ohio State. Although he is a verbal to the Buckeyes he has recently said he'll take official visits to Florida and South Carolina.

Michigan State went down into Texas to get a verbal from (TX) Josh Butler .885 so he's off the board.

Micah Abernathy visited Tennessee and Ohio State since our last update and has scheduled an official visit to Oregon.

It's turning into a Texas-Texas A&M battle for Holton Hill. He recently visited College Station a couple weeks ago.

As long as the odds may be with the nation's top corner for now Notre Dame is set to get an official from Iman Marshall. We'll see how important these visits turn out to be--notice he's not taking an official to hometown USC where he's been on campus a million times.

Kendall Sheffield visited Texas A&M earlier this month and the Aggies are the favorite to land him.

Score Player State Ht/Wt. Temperature 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
.894 Ben Edwards FL 6-0/196 Cold
.962 DeChaun Holiday CA 6-2/195 Cold
.833 Denzel Johnson SC 6-2/187 Cold
.968 Marvell Tell CA 6-2/175 Cold

Take note as Ben Edwards who was at one point a Ohio State commit and later an Auburn commit left the Tigers class in early August and is planning a visit to Columbus. Recruiting!

More fun stuff as (FL) Marcus Walker .877 left Kentucky's class in April but has recommitted to the Wildcats.

Our last update is for (FL) Deontai Williams .870 who flipped from Florida to Georgia shortly after our last Big Board was published.