The Notre Dame Fighting Irish picked up a big part of their recruiting puzzle late Sunday night when 3 star cornerback Tariq Bracy committed to the Golden Domers. Cornerback was a huge need for the 2018 class, but Notre Dame has had some issues with filling out the position thus far.
Bracy, a 6’0” 170 athlete, had liked the Irish for a very long time, and the Notre Dame staff really wanted him as well. Thing were looking a little bleak for a path for Bracy to come to Notre Dame. Bracy thought that he wanted to play with his brother and San Diego State Aztecs, but he eventually decided that Notre Dame was too good of an offer to turn down. (So the story goes).
Bracy is the 18th commitment for the 2018 class, and the second cornerback commit. I was just putting together a “numbers crunch” article, and this changes things up a bit.
Below you will find an updated scholarship chart. I started taking some of the names off that we either know for sure, or are fairly sure won’t be in South Bend next year. I haven’t designated the 5th year eligibility to the sophomores for next year just yet. As you can see however... Notre Dame is currently one scholarship over the 85 mark, and more than a handful of spots that they still want to fill.
How is this going to work itself out? Well, I’ll have more on that later.
2018 Notre Dame Football Scholarship Chart
|Quarterback||Phil Jurkovec||Avery Davis*||Ian Book*||Brandon Wimbush*|
|Running Back||Jahmir Smith, C'Bo Flemister||Jafar Armstrong*||Tony Jones Jr.*||Dexter Williams|
|Tight End||George Takacs, Tommy Tremble||Cole Kmet, Brock Wright||Alize' Mack*||Nic Weishar|
|Wide Receiver||Micah Jones, Kevin Austin, Braden Lenzy, Lawrence Keys III||Michael Young||Chase Claypool, Javon McKinley*||Chris Finke*, Miles Boykin*|
|Center||Luke Jones||Sam Mustipher|
|Guard||John Dirksen||Dillan Gibbons*||Tommy Kraemer*||Trevor Ruhland*||Alex Bars|
|Tackle||Cole Mabry, Jarrett Patterson||Josh Lugg*, Robert Hainsey, Aaron Banks*||Liam Eichenberg*|
|Defensive Tackle||Jayson Ademilola, Ja'mion Franklin||Kurt Hinish, Darnell Ewell*, Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa||Micah Dew-Treadway*, Jerry Tillery||Jonathan Bonner|
|Defensive End||Justin Ademilola||Kofi Wardlow*||Ade Ogundeji*, Daelin Hayes, Khalid Kareem, Julian Okwara|
|Linebacker||Matt Bauer, Ovio Oghoufo, Jack Lamb||Drew White*, Jordan Genmark Heath||Jonathan Jones*, Jamir Jones, DJ Morgan||Te'von Coney||Drue Tranquill|
|Rover||Shayne Simon||Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah*, Isaiah Robertson||Asmar Bilal|
|Safety||Derrik Allen, Paul Moala, Houston Griffith||Devin Studstill, Jalen Elliott, Alohi Gilman*||Nicco Fertitta, Nick Coleman|
|Cornerback||Joe Wilkins Jr., Tariq Bracy, D.J. Brown, Noah Boykin||Julian Love, Troy Pride Jr., Donte Vaughn||Shaun Crawford**|
|Specialists||John Doerer||John Shannon*||Justin Yoon||Tyler Newsome|
|27/85 (27)||45/85 (18)||65/85 (20)||79/85 (14)||85/85 (6)|