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Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Ranking the 2021 commitments in a perfect way

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Because chaos is perfection

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish pulled a fantastic class for the 2021 recruiting cycle. The Irish signed 26 players during the early period for National Signing Day, and still have a commitment for one more that most insiders believe will still be Irish in February (talking about Logan Diggs of course).

This December’s signing day was in the middle of an extremely busy week, and I don’t believe we ever offered an OFD version of the recruiting rankings for Notre Dame’s 2021 class — so here we are. No class ever finishes its time at Notre Dame in the same pecking order as the recruiting rankings, so while you may find this list a little odd (maybe) I firmly put my stamp of approval on the final outcome.

I’m not going to breakdown each recruit’s score or why they are scored this way, but if you ask in the comment section, I promise to answer to the best of my ability. I will at least explain the 10 categories of this scoring system for you.

  • 247 Composite star ranking 1-5
  • A good name 1-5
  • Notre Dame’s need 1-10
  • Hair greatness 1-5
  • A very “ND Position” 1-5
  • Are they a resident of the Big 4? GA 4, TX 3, CA 2, FL 1
  • Are they an Ohioan? 2
  • Are they a Hawaiian? 3
  • Freshman Impact 1-5
  • Luck of the Irish... a dice roll 1-6

The maximum score any recruit can achieve is 45. Any tie score was dealt with by rolling the dice in a war-like fashion.

Remember... all rankings in the recruiting world are subjective, and this is for fun. So try not to go crazy.

2021 CROOT RANKINGS

CROOT / RANKING SCORE 247 NAME NEED HAIR ND POSITION BIG 4 OH HI IMPACT LUCK
CROOT / RANKING SCORE 247 NAME NEED HAIR ND POSITION BIG 4 OH HI IMPACT LUCK
RB Audric Estime 36 4 5 10 5 5 0 0 0 4 3
LB Prince Kollie 35 4 5 10 2 5 0 0 0 3 6
QB Ron Powlus 35 3 5 10 5 5 0 0 0 1 6
S Khari Gee 35 3 5 9 2 4 4 0 0 2 6
QB Tyler Buchner 34 4 3 10 4 5 2 0 0 5 1
CB Chance Tucker 33 3 5 9 5 4 2 0 0 2 3
OL Rocco Spindler 31 4 5 9 4 5 0 0 0 2 2
WR Deion Colzie 31 4 3 7 5 4 4 0 0 2 2
WR Lorenzo Styles 30 4 5 8 2 4 0 2 0 4 1
TE Cane Berrong 30 4 5 7 2 5 4 0 0 1 2
LB Kahanu Kia 29 3 3 8 2 4 0 0 3 1 5
RB Logan Diggs 29 3 4 8 2 4 0 0 0 2 6
S Justin Walters 29 3 2 8 5 4 0 0 0 2 5
CB Philip Riley 29 4 2 10 5 3 1 0 0 3 1
WR Jayden Thomas 28 4 2 7 4 3 4 0 0 2 2
CB Ryan Barnes 28 3 3 9 5 4 0 0 0 2 2
DE Devin Auipu 28 3 2 7 5 3 2 0 0 2 4
OL Joe Alt 28 3 5 8 2 5 0 0 0 1 4
OL Pat Coogan 27 3 5 8 2 5 0 0 0 1 3
TE Mitchell Evans 27 3 4 6 2 5 0 2 0 1 4
OL Blake Fisher 27 4 2 9 2 5 0 0 0 2 3
K Joshua Bryan 26 3 2 6 2 4 2 0 0 2 5
DT Gabe Rubio 26 4 3 9 2 3 0 0 0 2 3
OL Caleb Johnson 25 4 2 7 2 5 1 0 0 1 3
DE Jason Onye 23 3 2 7 2 3 0 0 0 1 5
DE Will Schweitzer 23 3 2 7 2 3 2 0 0 2 2
CB JoJo Johnson 22 3 5 7 2 3 0 0 0 1 1