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2023 National Signing Day: Notre Dame Football Commitment and NLI Tracker

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One by one, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will add new members to its football family during the early signing period for the 2023 recruiting class. Rather than beat the site down with a profile piece after each of the recruits sent in their NLI, we simply offer this recruiting tracker for the day.

OFD will offer plenty of other recruiting news and recruiting stories all day long as we fist pump our way to another really good class for the Irish.

Any new NLI’s will be registered here via a tweet, and marked off on the commitment list. Check back throughout the day to stay up to date. The recruit’s name’s are links to their past commitment posts here on OFD.

While most of Notre Dame’s current commit list is expected to sign with the Irish, 5-Star Safety Peyton Bowen is still very much in the air between the Oklahoma Sooners and Notre Dame. We also expect Jayden Limar to finally flip to the Oregon Ducks which was something that actually happened over a week ago, but schools like Oregon like the flips to happen on NSD to maximize coverage because that’s a real thing.

I will keep the tracker pinned to the top of the site all day, and I encourage you to use the comment section much as you would for a live game thread. There should be plenty to talk about with the Irish — and all of the other programs across the country.

Head Coach Marcus Freeman will have a press conference at 2 PM. Offensive coordinator Tommy Rees and defensive coordinator Al Golden will follow Freeman.


Brenan Vernon DL

Vernon is a monster-sized defensive line prospect from the great state of Ohio. While his ranking has slipped according to the recruiting services, Vernon is thought of by many people to be the best player in the state of Ohio.

Adon Shuler Safety

Shuler seems like a “forgotten” member of this class at times, but that’s only because his recruitment has been so steady.

Boubacar Traore DL

Notre Dame once took Frank Leahy away from Boston College, and now that got Traore as well.

Sam Pendleton OL

Sam Pendleton became a hero the moment he chose the Irish over Clemson.

Preston Zinter LB

Zinter is a versatile athlete that could play several different positions in college, but Marcus Freeeman likes him at linebacker.

Armel Mukam DL

The Irish went into Virginia, did a Stanford flip, and pulled out a hockey player that is mutating into a football player.

Brandyn Hillman ATH

Hillman is an athlete that could see time at several positions at Notre Dame, but we think the staff wants him in the defensive backfield first.

Sullivan Absher OL

The Irish went down to the Carolinas to grab some big boys in the trenches, and Absher might end up being the best of the bunch.

Devan Houstan DL

Houstan is coming down from the Great White North to battle in the trenches for the Irish.

Ben Minich Safety

You can never have enough OHIO in your punch bowl, and this dominant Lakota West DB provides plenty of that.

Drayk Bowen LB

Mr. Football in the state of Indiana and the 2022 HS Butkus Award winner... so i think it’s easy to say that we should all say a prayer of thanksgiving for Mr. Bowen.

Kenny Minchey QB

Notre Dame absolutely needed a good quarterback in this cycle, and tommy Rees was able to convince Kenny Minchey that Notre Dame was a better place for him than Pitt with Narduzzi.

Jaiden Ausberry LB

The Irish were able to go down to Louisiana and pull one of the best players in the state.

Jeremiyah Love RB

Love is the highest ranked running back that Notre Dame has signed since Greg Bryant. in a class that once had three RB’s... this is the ONE that Notre Dame truly needed.

Micah Bell CB

Pulling 4-Star cornerbacks is never an easy task, but Micah Bell is seemingly a perfect fit for and at Notre Dame.

Charles Jagusah OL

Jagusah is one of the highest ranked offensive line signings for Notre Dame in the past 15 years.

Christian Gray CB

Notre Dame has really been doing well in the St, Louis area, and in Gray, they have one of the best cornerbacks in the country — and a guy that really, really wants to play for the Irish.

Kaleb Smith WR

Notre Dame needed a handful of wide receivers in this class, and Smith is part of a 4 man group — 3 of which are from the Lone Star state.

Braylon James WR

Length, speed, and athleticism. It’s everything you want in a wide receiver, and the Irish have him completely sold on the plan for the program.

Jaden Greathouse WR

Greathouse is probably underrated. How do I know this? I listened to the Guyer boys talk about him, and they used his name like a verb... you got GREATHOUSED. This is wonderful.

Joe Otting OL

Otting is a prospect that rose in the rankings during his senior year because he’s a good football player. He has some nice athleticism for a big guy and will likely be groomed as a center.

Adon Shuler Safety

I’m told that we are in need of a really good safety in this class. Behold... Adon Shuler rejected Ohio State to be here.

Chris Terek OL

I have a personal rule that if an offensive lineman is committed to Wisconsin — he’s probably pretty good.

Rico Flores WR

Flores is an aggressive wide receiver that uses his body really well with the ball in the air, and while getting that YAC.

Cooper Flanagan TE

Notre Dame had to fight off Alabama, but in the end they secured another good player to keep TEU alive and well in South Bend.

2023 Notre Dame Commit List (23)

☘️ DE Brenan Vernon OH 6'5" 245 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 06/29/21
☘️ S Adon Shuler NJ 6'0" 190 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 08/15/21
☘️ TE Cooper Flanagan CA 6'5" 225 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 09/02/21
☘️ LB Drayk Bowen IN 6'2" 215 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 11/03/21
☘️ LB Preston Zinter MA 6'2" 220 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 01/11/22
☘️ WR Braylon James TX 6'3" 185 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 04/19/22
☘️ OL Sam Pendleton NC 6'4" 295 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 04/25/22
☘️ DL Boubacar Traore MA 6'5" 240 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 04/27/22
☘️ DL Devan Houstan MD 6'5" 270 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 05/07/22
☘️ OL Sullivan Absher NC 6'7" 290 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 05/13/22
☘️ OL Joe Otting KA 6'4" 275 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 06/07/22
☘️ OL Charles Jagusah IL 6'6" 308 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 06/30/22
☘️ CB Micah Bell TX 5'11" 170 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 07/01/22
☘️ WR Rico Flores CA 6'1" 190 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 07/03/22
☘️ CB Christian Gray MO 6'0" 170 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 07/04/22
☘️ WR Jaden Greathouse TX 6'2" 215 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 07/15/22
☘️ LB Jaiden Ausberry LA 6'1" 210 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 08/04/22
☘️ S Ben Minich OH 5'11" 190 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 08/05/22
☘️ DE Armel Mukam VA 6'4" 250 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 08/24/22
☘️ RB Jeremiyah Love MO 6'0" 190 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 10/26/22
☘️ QB Kenny Minchey TN 6'3" 215 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 11/22/22
☘️ OL Chris Terek IL 6'6" 295 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 11/27/22
☘️ WR Kaleb Smith TX 6'1" 180 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 12/01/22

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