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2016 Notre Dame Recruiting Big Board: Offense

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Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

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

Quarterback
Score Player State Ht/Wt. Temperature 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*
.899 Xavier Gaines FL 6-2/200 Mild

[Tumbleweeds...] Not much to report here. As we noted a couple of weeks ago, Xavier Gaines would like to take an official to Notre Dame at some point but nothing has been scheduled. The Irish have their quarterback for this class in Ian Book; they won't take a second, so if they're still recruiting Gaines it's at a different position.

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

Nothing has changed recently with Damian Alloway since he backed off his mid-August commitment timeline. This still looks like a Notre Dame-UCLA battle, but the longer it is probably the worse it is for the Irish.

Floridian Deon McIntosh says West Virginia is his leader but has scheduled only one official visit this far, to Notre Dame. Hmm

Melquise Stovall visited for the Texas game this past weekend and by all reports had a great time. The scatback role could be filled by whoever of Stovall and Alloway jumps on board first.

Off the Board

No commits elsewhere by Irish targets.

Tight End
Score Player State Ht/Wt. Temperature 1* 2* 3* 4* 5*

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*
.998 Greg Little TX 6-5/305 Cold
.885 Stewart Reese FL 6-5/348 Cold

New This Week:

No new offers..

In Play:

Stewart Reese is focusing on his season. He was sort of a fall back for Boudreax; with Boudreaux in the class the staff has more or less stopped recruiting Reese.

Off the Board:

Willie Allen, who never seriously considered us anyway, announced his top 5 ($) - I'll skip the details as it was a pay article, but rest assured that Notre Dame is not one of his finalists.

Similarly, Greg Little gave his list of finalists to Bleacher Report lately, and that list includes Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, and Ole Miss. He made this comment in the article:

My dad played in the SEC. He told me that real men play in the SEC, and I want to go there and dominate.

Sharp observation, pops.

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 was a late addition to the Texas weekend as an unofficial visitor - apparently more has been going on behind the scenes with Gilmore than was appreciated. The staff did everything they could and might have earned themselves another visit. Stay tuned...

Five-star Floridian Nate Craig-Myers, #20 overall, has scheduled an official visit to Notre Dame for the USC game. He sounds more open to the idea of Notre Dame than many had assumed.

Dylan Crawford is still waiting on his Oregon offer, and could well pop for them as soon as he gets it. If not, look for him to at least stay in the Pac-12.

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

Javon McKinley called off his official to Ohio State, which is of course interesting - Ohio State was considered to be the school that could most-threaten McKInley's Watcjh our for Pacific Hor'easter.