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Who’s the best running back in the Brian Kelly era?

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Josh Adams? C.J. Prosise? Cam McDaniel? Who could it be?

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On Tuesday, Tim Prister of IrishIllustrated.com ranked the best running backs in the Brian Kelly era. The rankings only include players that Kelly recruited himself, so sorry, no Robert Hughes, Theo Riddick or Jonas Gray.

Despite what some have said recently about Josh Adams, Prister has him as the best and most productive one yet, and he still has two more years of eligibility. Adams has already rushed for 1,789 yards in his first two seasons, which ranks only behind Darius Walker, Allen Pinkett and Autry Denson.

C.J. Prosise was named best season yet for his 2015 campaign when he ran for 1,032 yards. Cam McDaniel was named most dependable.

The rest of his list rounds out as such:

  • Josh Adams
  • C.J. Prosise
  • Tarean Folston
  • Cam McDaniel
  • George Atkinson
  • Dexter Williams (could move higher when all said and done)
  • Greg Bryant

How bout this recruiting story?

In football there’s fake field goals, fake handoffs, hell we’ve even seen fake girlfriends. This week though this story broke where we had a fake recruitment of a player by the name of Unique Brissett II. Brissett, which in fact was a made up twitter account, recently named Michigan and Michigan State in his top five...only for people to realize he actually wasn’t a real person.

This is actually isn’t the first time we’ve seen something like this in college football. Remember back in 2008 when high school football player Kevin Hart announced on signing day that he would be attending Cal, even though Cal had never even spoke to him.

The world of recruiting is a wild one, indeed.

Just a few spring sports remain

We draw near to the end of another athletic year for the Fighting Irish. Men’s and women’s lacrosse both fell in NCAA Tournament action. The women’s tennis team fell to Ohio State in the NCAA Regionals. Softball fell to Cal last weekend in Regional play.

Only a few Irish teams are left in action.

The Irish baseball team plays No. 5 Louisville tonight in the ACC Tournament. They fell last night to Florida State, 5-3. Barring a miraculous run through the ACCs, the Irish will likely stay home for postseason play.

The women’s rowing squad will begin action this weekend at NCAA Championships in Mercer, NJ.

Lastly, the track and field team starts NCAA Tournament action in Lexington, KY.

Good luck to all teams. Here’s to hoping for an even better athletic year in 2017-18!