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Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Top Linebacker Target, Jack Lamb, Ready To Commit

Will Notre Dame get more help on defense?

Jack Lamb
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After a pretty quiet summer in terms of commitments for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, this past week has dished out some very good news. 3-star running back Jahmir Smith and 4-star athlete Shayne Simon both made their pledges to the Irish.

Notre Dame might be in line for more good news: another top commitment on defense.

4-star linebacker Jack Lamb is ready to make his commitment tonight at 8:00 EST. The sixth-ranked inside linebacker in the country has the Irish, UCLA Bruins and Penn State Nittany Lions in his final three. PSU is all but out of it at this point, so it’s really just a battle between the Irish and Bruins for the Temecula, California product’s pledge.

The 247 Crystal Ball has been in UCLA’s favor for quite a while, but some of those predictions are starting to go Notre Dame’s way right now. This suggests that perhaps Notre Dame will be the name called.

There is still plenty of room in this class for top defensive prospects, and Lamb would be the fourth highest rated commitment in the class. Stay tuned!

2018 Notre Dame Football Scholarship Chart

Position/Year Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior 5th Year
Position/Year Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior 5th Year
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)
*Eligible For 5th Year **Eligible For 6th Year