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2015 Notre Dame Recruiting Big Board: WR, TE, OL

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Things are getting interesting at tight end.

Jones & Gragg.
Jones & Gragg.
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Welcome to the latest update to the Recruiting Big Board.

Wide Receiver
Score Player State Ht/Wt. Temperature 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
.947 Cordell Broadus NV 6-2/195 Cold
.955 Equanimeous St. Brown CA 6-5/205 Mild
.988 Tyron Johnson LA 6-1/191 Cold
.983 Christian Kirk AZ 5-10/191 Cold
.909 Ryan Newsome TX 5-8/168 Cold
.921 Ykili Ross CA 6-2/185 Warm
.926 Darius Slayton GA 6-2/182 Cold
.936 Carlos Strickland TX 6-5/194 Cold

Three receivers came off the board since our last update. Former Michigan commit (FL) George Campbell .979 waited nearly 9 months to re-commit but did so with Florida State earlier this month.

Michigan State went down into the South and picked up a commitment from (FL) Kaleel Gaines .855 in early August. According to the MSU folks he is being recruited by Narduzzi as a defensive back.

The last commit came from (AR) K.J. Hill .918 who stayed in-state and gave a verbal to the Arkansas Razorbacks. Please note that Hill still plans on taking all 5 official visits which includes South Bend for the Stanford game. He has shown interest in Notre Dame in the past but never followed through with talks about visiting before his senior season. We'll see if he goes on visits to Notre Dame as well as Ohio State, Florida, and Alabama in addition to Arkansas.

California prospect Ykili Ross remains a step above Mild on the temperature scale. He is being recruited as a corner by Notre Dame and will be taking an official visit for the Stanford game in a few weeks.

The most likely receiver to grab the last spot for Notre Dame remains Equanimeous St. Brown who still has the Irish near the top of his favorites.

Tight End
Score Player State Ht/Wt. Temperature 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
.940 Devonaire Clarington FL 6-5/222 Cold
.918 Will Gragg AR 6-4/245 Cold

The big news at tight end is that UCLA commit (NV) Alize Jones .973 visited Notre Dame for the Michigan game and is coming back for an official visit in December.

The nation's top tight end by a large margin is coming off an impressive 7 receptions for 149 yards and 2 touchdowns (including the game-winner) this past weekend in Bishop Gorman's win over Centennial.

One item of interest is that Devonaire Clarington has been playing a lot of defensive end this year and some project him to be more productive as a defender in college.

Arizona State commit (CA) Thomas Hudson .851 became the first Notre Dame tight end offer in 6 months when he was contacted by the Irish coaches 3 weeks ago.

While it's possible Hudson could play tight end for the Irish he is also being looked at in a H-back role or as a defender. The San Jose native playing at Archbishop Mitty is showing interest in Notre Dame so keep an eye on him for the future.

Offensive Line
Score Player State Ht/Wt. Temperature 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
.838 Mike Arnold FL 6-5/280 Cold
.955 Matthew Burrell VA 6-5/302 Cold
.998 Martez Ivey FL 6-6/270 Cold
.903 Zach Robertson CA 6-5/308 Cold

Not much to report at offensive line where Notre Dame continues to stay put with their 3 verbal commits. However, Jerry Tillery made yet another trip to LSU this past weekend. This coming after he visited Notre Dame for the Michigan game.

Elsewhere, it looks like Zach Robertson will be coming off the board soon. He is favoring UCLA but plans on visiting LSU, Michigan, and Arizona State.