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Notre Dame Football Recruiting 2017: Wide Receivers Big Board

Notre Dame is in a good spot with quite a few receiver prospects. Some may end up on the outside looking in.

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

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

Wide Receiver

Score

Player

State

Ht/Wt.

Temperature

1*

2*

3*

4*

5*

.994

Donovan Peoples-Jones

MI

6-2/195

Mild

.985

Trevon Grimes

FL

6-4/195

Cool

.990

Tee Higgins

TN

6-5/190

Cool

.993

Joseph Lewis

CA

6-2/207

Cool

.985

Tyjon Lindsey

CA

5-9/180

Cool

.975

Jerry Jeudy

FL

6-1/180

Cool

.968

Devonta Smith

LA

6-1/165

Cool

.945

Osiris St. Brown

CA

6-1/178

Warm

.941

Tarik Black

CT

6-4/208

Warm

.941

Hezekiah Jones

TX

6-0/193

Warm

.937

Tray Bishop

GA

6-3/193

Cool

.931

Omar Manning

TX

6-3/203

Cool

.915

Jeremiah Holloman

GA

6-2/181

Cool

.899

Tahj Capehart

VA

5-10/178

Cool

.887

Noah Igbinoghene

AL

6-0/190

Cool

.873

Jamire Calvin

CA

5-9/175

Mild

.865

Michael Young

LA

5-11/175

Hot

Entering the Field

Noah Igbinoghene was offered shortly after our last update. He still has a pretty modest offer list at this point in time, and his recruitment sounds pretty quiet. I'm not sure how much of a priority he his for the ND staff yet.

Jamire Calvin earned his ND offer last week and he just put the Irish in his Top 8. Notre Dame's receiver class could be getting pretty crowded soon, but we'll see what happens here.

He's currently committed to Washington, but it should be noted that the Irish recently offered 4-star receiver Terrell Bynum out of St. John Bosco. We'll leave him off the big board until something changes.

In Play

Donovan Peoples-Jones is still keeping things fairly quiet. He seems to like pretty much everyone, honestly, so there's not much that can really indicate where he will end up. Michigan continues to feel more comfortable here, though.

Oho State is still out in front for Trevon Grimes, but he hasn't pulled the trigger yet. Just a matter of time.

Tee Higgins has been focusing on Clemson and Tennessee, with the Vols his leader at the moment. Clemson has narrowed the gap recently, though.

Joseph Lewis appears to have a top group consisting of Arizona, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and USC. I'm still putting my money on the Trojans here, unfortunately.

Tyjon Lindsey is another guy who will likely end up in Ohio State's stellar recruiting class. Seriously, they may end up breaking some kind of record for best recruiting class in modern history.

Jerry Jeudy has been trending towards Alabama. The way he talks in interviews, you'd think he's already planning to play in Tuscaloosa, though he claims to still be looking around.

Osiris St. Brown was at Irish Invasion with his younger brother, Amon-Ra. Notre Dame continues to battle with Stanford here, and it's still not clear which way he's leaning.

Devonta Smith is another kid that appears to be a Crimson Tide lock. He had Notre Dame in his top ten, but that doesn't appear to be progressing for the Irish.

Tarik Black was in South Bend last week taking another visit. He plans on making a silent verbal soon and then deciding at the Army All-America game. If he and his buddy CJ Holmes have plans to attend the same college, Notre Dame is probably in the best position to land him.

Hezekiah Jones has decommitted from Baylor since our last update. He has opened things up and taken numerous visits to other schools since then, but the Irish remain in a good spot.

Tray Bishop will make his decision on July 25. His finalists are Georgia, Auburn, and Florida. Interestingly, each of those three schools is recruiting him at a different position. Georgia has him pegged at receiver, Auburn is recruiting him as an athlete/quarterback, and Florida likes him at safety.

TCU is in a really good spot for Omar Manning. Oklahoma, Texas, and Texas A&M are also in the mix for his services. He plans on making a decision sometime this summer.

Jeremiah Holloman has been pretty busy since our last update. He's taken visits to Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State, and LSU since late May. Georgia is probably in the best spot to land him, being the home-state school.

Tajh Capeheart has been looking around at a wide range of schools so far and hasn't really narrowed it down. He said he will try to visit ND this summer but nothing has materialized just yet.

Michael Young was in town for Irish Invasion. Notre Dame took a huge lead for him and he should be deciding soon. Keep your eyes peeled for a commit post.

Off the Board

Jordan Pouncey (.854) is Irish!

Kolby Taylor committed to Oregon State.

Matt Landers was offered by Notre Dame shortly after our last WR update, but he recently committed to Georgia.

Montrell Estell committed to Texas.

That's all we got for you today. Something to keep in mind, Notre Dame will likely only take a maximum of 4 receivers this class. Pouncey does have some position flexibility, but things could still get crowded soon. With Michael Young  deciding soon and likely to be Irish, that probably only leaves two more spots. That would leave us with a real... situation.

Notre Dame is in a good spot for all of OSB, Tarik Black, and Hezekiah, but it's unlikely that they will be able to sign all three. It will be interesting to see how this progresses.