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2016 Notre Dame Recruiting Big Board: Offense

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Welcome back to the OFD recruiting Big Board for Fighting Irish football.

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Yep, that's an empty board at the position. Xavier Gaines had an offer from the Irish but hasn't been actively recruited by the staff, as far as we know, for quite some time. At one time he looked like an Auburn lean, but now it looks like he'll stay in state with Florida, if they push for him, or USF. With Ian Book in the fold, Notre Dame is likely done at the position for 2015.

Running Back
Score Player State Ht/Wt. Temperature 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
.933 Damian Alloway CA 5-8/170 Warm
.848 Deon McIntosh FL 5-11/175 Cold
.928 Melquise Stovall CA 5-11/175 Mild

Entering the Field

Nothing new to report.

In Play

Damian Alloway just changed his visit plans - he's coming out for Wake Forest instead of USC. This could actually work to Notre Dame's benefit, as Alloway will be able to have a lot more one-on-one time with the coaches on his visit than during the Recruitapalooza going on for the USC game.

Floridian Deon McIntosh talked to Rivals about his upcoming official visit for the USC game. Kind of forgotten in all the hubbub over the other two guys at the position, McIntosh is a blazing fast athlete in his own right and could be the scatback the Irish are looking for.

Melquise Stovall (no relation) will announce at the Army All-American game and enroll early. For who? Not clear right now, but the Irish are in a solid position somewhere at or near the top of his list.

A twist at the running back position is that a cluster of offers could go out soon as the staff evaluates senior year game tape. So everything here could be flipped turned upside down before you know it.

Off the Board

No commits elsewhere by Irish targets.

Tight End
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Nothing doing now or, likely, in the future of this position in the 2016 cycle.

Offensive Line
Score Player State Ht/Wt. Temperature 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
.885 Stewart Reese FL 6-5/348 Cold

New This Week:

No new offers.

In Play:

Nebraska has recently entered the race for behemoth Floridian Stewart Reese, who still would commit to Florida State before the words were out of Jimbo's mouth if his offer became committable. Interestingly, he had this to say recently about why he likes Florida State:

"I just like the coaching staff, the players and the way they handle their situations," he said.

How the players "handle their situations"? You're right kid, Florida State pretty much has that on lock.

Off the Board:

Nothing new to report since the last update.

Wide Receiver
Score Player State Ht/Wt. Temperature 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
.945 Donnie Corley MI 6-2/180 Mild
.987 Nate Craig-Myers FL 6-2/205 Cold
.963 Dylan Crawford CA 6-1/175 Cold
.986 Kyle Davis TX 5-11/195 Cold
.947 Javon McKinley CA 6-2/185 Mild

New This Week:

No new offers went out to receivers.

Off the Board:

No commitments elsewhere to report.

In Play:

Donnie Corley cancelled a planned visit to Ohio State, and shortly after planned a visit to Michigan instead for this past weekend. From previous comments, he should be on campus for the USC game, and he might make theeat as well.

Five-star Floridian Nate Craig-Myers just took a visit to North Carolina; he will also be in town for the USC game. The Gators loom large here, but the race is far from over.

Dylan Crawford, pining for an Oregon offer, just scheduled an official visit to Michigan in October. He also has officials scheduled to Tennessee and Miami, but not the Irish. Notre Dame really hasn't been in the picture here for quite some time.

It seems  Kyle Davis is most likely to stay South to play his ball, but the staff will continue to work on him.

Javon McKinley is fresh off an official visit to Washington. The Irish are still in good shape here, but he does seem intent on taking all his visits and pulling him away from West Coast will be very difficult.