The Notre Dame Fighting Irish just finished up a very successful 2018 recruiting cycle with the #10 class in the country. We can thank a new and energized football staff for the high quality class (especially on the defensive side - but we can also have restored hope with the 2019 recruiting class.
Recruiting really works more in a 2 cycle structure, rather than just a sole entity each year. So, because of that nature and a diligent staff, the 2019 class is already shaping up to be another top 10 class - if not better.
The Irish did well on their first Junior Day with a couple of 4 star commitments, and they strengthened their relationships with a lot of top talent. Even though it’s early, the outlook along the defensive line for this class looks to be one of the best we have seen in a long time.
Here is the list of those recruits scheduled to attend Notre Dame’s Junior Day on March 3rd:
- 4 Star RB Steele Chambers
- 4 Star OL Zeke Correll
- 3 Star WR Cornelius Johnson (No Offer)
- 3 Star WR Tre Mosley (No Offer)
- 4 Star DE Marcus Hicks
- 4 Star DB Raymond Woodie III
- 4 Star CB Salim Turner-Muhammad
Currently the 2019 class has 4 commitments from 4 Star talent. Notre Dame still has to cut its roster size down 4 spots before August, but even after that, the 2019 class may not be able to go over 22 commitments this time around.
Which is all good if it’s the right 22. Notre Dame is on the right path, but there’s a long way to go.
2019 Notre Dame Football Scholarship Chart
|Quarterback||Brendon Clark||Phil Jurkovec*||Ian Book*|
|Running Back||Kyren Williams||Jahmir Smith*, C'Bo Flemister*||Jafar Armstrong*||Tony Jones Jr.*|
|Tight End||⭐️||George Takacs*, Tommy Tremble*||Cole Kmet, Brock Wright|
|Wide Receiver||Cam Hart, Kendall Abdur-Rahman||Micah Jones*, Kevin Austin, Braden Lenzy*, Lawrence Keys III*, Joe Wilkins Jr.*||Michael Young, Isaiah Robertson||Chase Claypool, Javon McKinley*||Chris Finke|
|Center||Zeke Correll||Jarrett Patterson*||Trevor Ruhland|
|Guard||John Olmstead||John Dirksen*||Dillan Gibbons*, Aaron Banks*||Tommy Kraemer*|
|Tackle||Andrew Kristofic, Quinn Carroll||Cole Mabry*||Robert Hainsey, Josh Lugg*||Liam Eichenberg*|
|Defensive Tackle||Jacob Lacey, Hunter Spears||Jayson Ademilola, Ja'mion Franklin*||Kurt Hinish, Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa*|
|Defensive End||Howard Cross, NaNa Osafo-Mensah, Isaiah Foskey||Justin Ademilola*, Ovie Oghoufo*||Kofi Wardlow*||Ade Ogundeji*, Daelin Hayes, Khalid Kareem, Julian Okwara, Jamir Jones|
|Linebacker||Jack Kiser, Osi Ekwonu, Marist Luifau, JD Bertrand||Matt Bauer, Jack Lamb*, Shayne Simon, Paul Moala||Drew White*, Jordan Genmark Heath, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah*||Jonathan Jones*||Asmar Bilal|
|Safety||Litchfield Ajavon, Kyle Hamilton||D.J. Brown*||Jalen Elliott, Alohi Gilman*|
|Cornerback||K.J. Wallace, Isaiah Rutherford||Tariq Bracy, Houston Griffith||Avery Davis*||Troy Pride Jr., Donte Vaughn||Shaun Crawford**|
|Specialists||Jay Bramblett||John Doerer||John Shannon*|
|22/85 (22)||46/85 (24)||63/85 (17)||80/85 (17)||84/85 (4)|