Welcome back to the OFD recruiting Big Board for Fighting Irish football.
New This Week:
No new offers out since our last update.
Off the Board:
No recent commitments to report, either.
Devin Asiasi recently released a top eight of Washington, Cal, Oregon, USC, UCLA, Michigan, Miami, and Alabama. The Irish haven't been in this one for a while, just like everyone else who's not on the West Coast.
Georgia athlete Marquez Callaway has been very quiet about his recruitment, as noted in this Georgia fan site update. The article quotes his coach as saying his top five are Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Florida State, but rumor has it Notre Dame was his leader after his Irish Invasion visit. Rumor also has it that there's no room for him in this class, though, which tells you just how ridiculous the wide receiver position has become for us.
Do-everything Jersey star Jordan Fuller and his father finally made it out to Notre Dame recently and, by all reports, they loved the visit. I don't think anybody really knows if Fuller has a leader or who it is, but the Irish definitely made a move into serious consideration and stand a very good chance of getting an official visit from him.
Long Beach Poly product Jack Jones, to the surprise of approximately no one, named USC his leader. It would be a stunning upset indeed if he were to end up anywhere but Southern Cal.
Chase Lucas is an interesting dark horse candidate in the secondary - most schools are recruiting him as a slot receiver or all-purpose back, but the Irish want him on defense. He recently released a top seven that included Notre Dame, but Arizona State looms very large in this recruitment. In fact, he even refers to ASU as his leader in the linked article.
Ahmir Mitchell said a little while ago that Notre Dame was in his top three after he visited, but solidly third behind Ohio State and Michigan. Well, he went a step beyond that recently and cut his list to a top two of the Wolverines and Buckeyes. He intends to announce soon.
Elite talent Demetris Robertson still plans to visit in the fall, but the Irish are likely playing from behind for the former Alabama commit. Academics are extremely important to Robertson and his family, which is why Stanford is his current leader. Those guys...
New This Week:
No new offers went out to receivers. We missed this one a little while back, but Kyle Davis, a top 50 composite receiver, decommitted from South Carolina and opened his recruitment up back in May. So he's back on the Big Board.
Off the Board:
This, though, this section has lots of movement.
Chase Claypool committed to the Irish, picked up a fourth star, and jumped into the 247 Composite top 300. It's been a busy month.
Divine Deablo disappointed many a sports pages headline writer when he spurned the Irish and committed to Virginia Tech.
Tren'Davian Dickson pledged to Texas after being considered a USC lean for quite some time.
Brad Hawkins, as has been expected for quite some time now, committed to Michigan.
Trevon Sidney did in fact commit to USC,.
Dredrick Snelson (automatic membership in the Finer Things Club with a name like that) committed to Minnesota. Yes, Minnesota.
Marquez Stevenson committed to Houston. Tom Herman must be one helluva salesman.
Donnie Corley has been a Michigan State lead for quite some time, but Michigan has just recently made a big push for his services. Can Harbaugh pull the upset?
Jayvaughn Myers, half-brother of Nate Craig-Myers, just committed to Florida; prevailing wisdom holds that Nate will follow. That's probably based mostly on assumptions, though, so really who knows.
California burner Dylan Crawford continues to focus on (mostly) West Coast schools,
Devin Duvernay says he'll release a top 10 soon, and the Irish are not among the teams he talks about.
New Jerseyan Brad Hawkins joins Corley as Irish targets who have recently picked up an offer from Auburn. Some reports have the staff cooling on him given their standing with other prospects, but of course that's conjecture at this point.
Tne Irish are still in excellent position for Javon McKinley; so much so in fact they're really not pushing hard for other prospects, like Marquez Callaway.
Tre Nixon recently announced a top two pf Penn State and Georgia.
Darnell Salomon's recruitment is open, but Alabama is the heavy favorite to win his services.
USC is in excellent position to land Tyler Vaughns, who should announce a commitment soon.
Binjiman Victor put out a top three of Ohio State, Florida, and Tennessee. The Irish never really gained any traction with Victor - much like Ronald Jones last year, in the end, we just weren't a fit.