With National Signing Day just two weeks away, and with most of the 2019 class for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish already signed, there isn’t a whole lot of drama left for February 6th. Sure, the Irish are still hoping to bring 4 -Stars Isaiah Foskey DE and Asa Turner LB into the fold, but for fans... we have been anticipating the final rankings from the recruiting services.
Yesterday we saw Kyle Hamilton get his 5th star, and then today, 247 released the rest of their top 247 ranked prospects. These new rankings provide a bit of a shock.
Jack Kiser, a linebacker from Indiana, shot up 481 spots from being the 672nd ranked prospect to the 191st ranked prospect in the country. Kiser became Indiana’s “Mr. Football” in 2018 despite playing in the lowest class of 1A. For many months, Irish fans had wondered why the Irish used a scholarship on such a low-ranked recruit during a cycle that had a tremendous numbers crunch.
Kiser is now the 6th highest ranked recruit for Notre Dame according to the new 247 rankings (higher than NaNa Osafo-Mensah).
247 must see what Clark Lea has seen all along.
Zeke Correll, a Center from Cincinnati Ohio, also saw a huge boost in the rankings as he moved up 69 spots from 150 to 81.
Other movement inside the 247 besides Hamilton, Correll, and Kiser:
- OT Andrew Kristofic was 116 now 120
- DT Jacob Lacey was 163 now 177
- OT Quinn Carroll was 170 now 182
- DE NaNa Osafo-Mensah was 113 now 222
- CB Isaiah Rutherford was 222 now 231
The two main targets left for the Irish also saw some drops in their rankings:
- DE Isaiah Foskey was 190 now 203
- LB Asa Turner was 187 now 198
The 247 Composite’s changed slightly, but I believe ESPN still has to finalize their final rankings before the Composite is solidified.
The Final #Top247 Rankings have been released by 247Sports.— Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) January 23, 2019
Here's a look at which #NotreDame signees and targets landed on this list.
Spoiler: One Fighting Irish early enrollee made a HUGE jump.
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