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2016 Notre Dame Recruiting Big Board: Secondary

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The offers at safety are starting to pile up.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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

Corner
Score Player State Ht/Wt. Temperature 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
.901 Eric Cuffee TX 5-11/188 Cold
.980 Kristian Fulton LA 6-0/177 Cold
.933 Damar Hamlin PA 6-1/175 Mild
.951 Mecole Hardman GA 5-11/173 Cold
.936 Jared Mayden TX 6-0/190 Cold
.978 Trayvon Mullen FL 6-2/175 Cold
.940 Byron Murphy AZ 5-11/160 Cold
.925 Joejuan Williams TN 6-2/195 Cold

Recently a player came off the Big Board in the name of (MO) Roderick Campbell .861 who gave a verbal to Northwestern last week. Campbell was recently awarded the defensive back MVP at the St. Louis Rivals camp and Notre Dame was showing a lot of interest.

Northwestern commits tend to be well-adjusted and not as likely to flip but the Irish are keeping in contact with Campbell. He's someone who could pop up on the radar in a few months.

A quick note as the Irish offered Ohio State commit (OH) Marcus Williamson .965 on April 29th. He'd just committed to the Buckeyes shortly before this offer. As you can imagine the odds of flipping one of the top players from Ohio away from the Buckeyes is pretty small.

Eric Cuffee visited Texas twice and Alabama last month. Irish assistant Todd Lyght was down in Texas to see him recently and is trying to get Cuffee to come to the Irish Invasion next month.

Texas offered Kristian Fulton on Wednesday. His Crystal Ball is locked at 100% LSU where he visited for the Tigers spring game last month.

Reading the tea leaves (and the Big Board!) it's pretty obvious that Damar Hamlin is a major priority at corner and for the class as a whole. Lyght and VanGorder stopped by to see him recently while the coaches are on the road. As 247 notes the Irish are making Hamlin feel important.

In-state Georgia Bulldogs are in good shape with Mecole Hardman but so are the Tennessee Volunteers.

Jared Mayden plans on committing at The Opening in July but has things pretty wide open at the moment. He was recently offered by Syracuse and Florida.

Back in late April, Trayvon Mullen released a Top 10 and it did not feature Notre Dame.

Michigan and Ole Miss are recent new offers for Byron Murphy.

Things don't sound too serious right now but Joejuan Williams plans on visiting Notre Dame with defensive tackle teammate (TN) Jeremy Darvin .847 on a summer tour.

Safety
Score Player State Ht/Wt. Temperature 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
.977 Deontay Anderson TX 6-1/192 Cold
.949 Brandon Burton CA 6-2/195 Cold
.988 Brandon Jones TX 5-11/183 Cold
.861 Kenney Lyke IL 6-2/182 Mild
.982 Eric Monroe TX 6-0/180 Cold
.865 Ikenna Okeke TN 6-2/200 Cold
.879 Andrew Pryts PA 6-1/199 Mild
.865 Devin Studstill FL 6-1/180 Mild
.857 Chacho Ulloa CA 6-0/190 Mild
.963 Nigel Warrior GA 6-0/175 Cold
.897 Craig Watts FL 6-0/180 Cold

This past Sunday the Irish offered Kenney Lyke from the Chicago suburb of Palatine, Illinois. He is very high on Notre Dame but will still be taking a number of visits and narrowing things down by June. Lyke has already been to Notre Dame twice this spring and will be returning soon.

The second of 3 safeties recently offered is Andrew Pryts from Hermitage, Pennsylvania on the Ohio border. He visited Michigan State in late April and will be at Ohio State this weekend. Most expect Notre Dame to be a player so watch out for a future visit.

The third offer by Notre Dame went out to Chacho Ulloa out of Centennial High School in western Riverside County, California. He is teammates with Irish receiver target (CA) Javon McKinley .947 and both were on campus in late April while taking a break from their 7-on-7 tournament in Chicago when Ulloa received his offer. Both players are taking official visits to Notre Dame for the USC game.

Things have been quiet lately for Deontay Anderson. A couple teams sticking out to him are LSU and Ole Miss. He talks about the Rebels in this piece from 247.

Brandon Burton has been considered a strong lean to USC but lately the Bruins of UCLA have been getting involved with him and it could be a major California battle.

new Top 10 was released in late April by Brandon Jones and the Irish didn't make the cut.

LSU is still trending hard with Eric Monroe, especially after he visited for the Tigers' spring game.

Irish assistants were in to see Ikenna Okeke recently. He's trying to set up a visit to Notre Dame for the summer and has in-state Vanderbilt and Tennessee hard after his services.

Devin Studstill visited West Virginia for their spring game last month. He's been on Notre Dame's radar for many months and will finally be visiting South Bend in June.

Nigel Warrior turned some heads by visiting Minnesota in early April. After that he was seeing Tennessee for the Vols spring game.

July 14th is the decision date for Craig Watts who has a handful of teams in the mix but has stated that Ohio State and Alabama are his favorites. He'll be taking another round of visits before picking his school.