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Notre Dame Football Recruiting: 4 Star Offensive Lineman, Zeke Correll, Commits To The Irish

Notre Dame made a BIG impression on a BIG man for the middle of the offense.

Zeke Correll
Twitter @zekecorrell

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are coming off of a huge recruiting weekend that saw them host eight official visits. That weekend is already paying off as 4 Star guard, Zeke Correll, commits to the Irish.

The 6’4” 272 pounder from Cincinnati Ohio had stacks on stacks of offers from around the country. He had just visited the Stanford Cardinal the weekend before his visit to Notre Dame, and he was scheduled to visit the Ohio State Buckeyes next weekend. I have not seen (yet) any confirmation that he has cancelled his visit to the Bucks.

Besides Ohio State and Stanford, he had notable offers from the Alabama Crimson Tide, Clemson Tigers, Michigan Wolverines, Wisconsin Badgers, and so many more. Notre Dame has been the perceived favorite for a while now, and even though the in-state Buckeyes were a legitimate threat, Cincinnati is about as pro-ND as it gets in the state.

Now... here’s where it gets interesting: ZEKE CORRELL IS GOING TO PLAY CENTER. I love it.

From 247 Sports:

“I’m going to play center and I will early enroll, so if I early enroll and come in at center, Sam Mustipher will be gone next year — he’s a true senior. So if I come in and work hard at it, I have the potential chance to get in so I’m looking forward to learning the position.”

Correll is the 14th commitment of the 2019 class, and his pledge has vaulted the Irish to the #4 overall ranking according to the 247 Sports Composite team rankings. Not bad for a recruiting class still lacking a commitment at an offensive skill position.

2019 Notre Dame Football Scholarship Chart

Position/Year Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior 5th Year
Position/Year Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior 5th Year
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)
*Eligible For 5th Year **Eligible For 6th Year Rovers count as LB’s