The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are red hot on the recruiting trail right now. Notre Dame secured 3 commitments for the 2019 class over the weekend, and they added a fourth in four days with a commitment today from 3 Star Offensive Tackle, Andrew Kristofic.
Don’t let the 3 Star rating keep yur joy to a mininum - this is a big time recruit and a big time win for the Irish. The coveted tackle prospect chose the Irish over a, fantastic offer list that included the Ohio State Buckeyes, Clemson Tigers, Wisconsin Badgers, Georgia Bulldogs - and many, many more.
Notre Dame has been in the driver’s seat for a while now, and the fact that Kristofic’s high school quarterback was incoming Irish freshman, Phil Jurkovec, only helped the cause.
Kristofic stated in an interview with 247’s Steve Wiltfong:
“No better school and football combination anywhere close in the country. They are the best by far. Then their o-line room and what they have been able to accomplish with those guys is really impressive.”
With Kristofic, the Irish look to continue to secure one of the best offensive line units in the country for years to come.
This is the 7th commitment for the 2019 class, and just the second on the offensive side of the ball for the Irish. They will continue to push hard for the remainder of the spring, and could possibly be sitting at 9 or 10 commitments by June. They are currently ranked #14 in the 247 Composite Team Rankings.
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)|