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Notre Dame Football Recruiting 2017: Offensive Line Big Board

The OL Big Board gets a little smaller, but it could expand a bit later in the month.

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Welcome back to the OFD recruiting Big Board for Fighting Irish football.Today we're taking a look at Notre Dame's targets along the offensive line.

Offensive Line












Foster Sarell





Wyatt Davis





Austin Jackson





Jedrick Wills





Andrew Thomas





Trey Smith





Robert Hainsey





Austin Troxell




Entering the Field

No new offers have gone out over the past month, but there is a possibility that changes later in June during Irish Invasion. Tennessee 4-star tackle Obinna Eze will be working out on campus and is a candidate to earn an offer. He's earned recent offers from Alabama, Georgia, and Auburn among others, but an offer during Irish Invasion should put Notre Dame in the mix for the blue-chip recruit.

In Play

Five-star guard Wyatt Davis is making his first visit to Notre Dame next week. He should arrive on campus on Monday with his father. If Notre Dame is going to be making any moves on him, this is the time. We should know if the Irish have a real chance to land him by this time next week.

Foster Sarell, a Top 10 overall player in the 247 Composite, will be making his first visit to Notre Dame for Irish Invasion. As of right now, Notre Dame is simply "in it" for his services. The Irish appear to be in his top group with Washington and Stanford. He's already visited those other two schools. This visit will be a good indicator of exactly where Notre Dame stands with him.

Jedrick Wills wrapped up a visit to Notre Dame earlier this week. It was his second visit to South Bend, and Notre Dame remains in a really good spot for him. Harry Hiestand has done wonders with Jedrick's recruitment. Now it's simply a matter of waiting to see if he wants to join the Irish or stay closer to home at Kentucky.

Andrew Thomas is another guy who will be on campus for Irish Invasion. He visited earlier in the Spring for the March Junior Day, and it will be good to get him on campus again. It's usually a good thing when a recruit is willing to visit twice on his own dime. The Irish are currently in his Top 3, but it will be REALLY hard to overtake Georgia on this one. He recently visited them for the 5th time.

Still nothing going on between Notre Dame and Austin Jackson right now. He's probably going to stay on the western side of the country at either USC or Arizona State.

Things have been pretty quiet with the recruitment of Robert Hainsey lately. Penn State, Michigan State, and Michigan seem to be out in front for him right now.

Current Irish commit Josh Lugg is working hard on getting Trey Smith to play with him in South Bend. Trey has seen a lot of (mostly) positive movement in his rankings over the past month. 247 has him listed as the #1 offensive tackle and #3 overall player in the class. Scout has him as the #2 tackle (behind Sarell) and #6 overall. ESPN has him as the #1 overall player in the class. Rivals, meanwhile, hasn't gotten the memo. They're the only site keeping him out of both consensus and composite 5-star status. They booted him out of their Top 250 and he's now rated as a low 4-star. Why? Caution, apparently. Anyway, Notre Dame remains in a good spot for Trey, but it will remain tough trying to keep the SEC teams at bay.

Austin Troxell is still focusing on Alabama and Auburn. Michigan tried to weasel its way in there by visiting him in the middle of May, but they aren't going to gain any kind of traction. He could be making his decision within the next month or so.

Off the Board

Austin Deculus committed to LSU, as expected.