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2016 Notre Dame Recruiting Big Board: Tight End & Offensive Line

The Irish are zeroing in on a couple players at these positions.

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

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Welcome back to the One Foot Down recruiting Big Board for Fighting Irish football.

Tight End
Score Player State Ht/Wt. Temperature 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
.906 Cary Angeline PA 6-7/230 Mild

Notre Dame hasn't moved off their focus of Cary Angeline and with Penn State picking up the commit of (MA) Danny Dalton .871 at the tight end position things might have gotten a little easier for the Irish. Just a quick aside on the lack of talent in the northeast these days as Dalton is the No. 1 player in the state of Massachusetts and only the No. 433 player in the Composite.

The latest update from Angeline is basically a non-update.

Basically, Angeline is taking his time but wants to decide before his senior season so there really isn't that much time left. Given the recent history between the schools this should be a battle that Notre Dame can win over Penn State but we'll see if any other schools get involved before Angeline decides.

Offensive Line
Score Player State Ht/Wt. Temperature 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
.988 Willie Allen LA 6-7/300 Cold
.891 Parker Boudreaux FL 6-4/287 Mild
.985 Ben Bredeson WI 6-5/293 Mild
.872 Stewart Reese FL 6-5/348 Cold

One name came off the Big Board recently as Ohio State reached into Michigan's sphere of influence to grab Plymouth tackle (MI) Michael Jordan .929 who committed to the Buckeyes on May 7th. Jordan was a top target for Notre Dame and with him gone the Irish look to expand their net on the offensive line.

A few days before Jordan's commitment, the Irish offered Stewart Reese out of Fort Pierce, Florida just south of Vero Beach. This is one big dude with a phenomenal offer list that includes FSU, Miami, Alabama, Georgia, and LSU.

Stewart plans on visiting Notre Dame this summer and camping, as well.

A decision can't be too far down the road for Ben Bredeson who is down to Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio State. Seemingly every recruiting analyst has a different order for those teams. Recently, the update from Rivals says Bredeson will be visiting Michigan later this month--and possibly Ohio State as well.

Sounds like Bredeson doesn't have any plans to visit Wisconsin or Notre Dame again before making a decision in the summer. That doesn't sound great but he's also visited both schools the most this spring and some believe the competition is really down to these two schools.

Parker Boudreaux will visit Notre Dame in about 3 weeks and that should offer a little bit of clarity there. It'll be his first visit to campus and he plans on coming out with a top 5 shortly after a round of summer trips.