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Letter is in: QB Avery Davis

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AVERY DAVIS
Cedar Hill; Cedar Hill, Texas

Measurements: 5’11”, 192 lbs.

Accolades: Rivals.com three-star recruit; No. 8o player in Texas per rivals.com; 39th at position; Under Armour All-American

Other Notable Offers: Baylor, Texas Tech, Virginia

Projected Position: Dual-threat quarterback

Quick Take: In theory, Davis could easily pick up where presumed-2017 starter Brandon Wimbush leaves off. Davis has both a strong arm and agile feet, allowing him to improvise seemingly at will. If Irish coach Brian Kelly and new offensive coordinator Chip Long do indeed speed up the pace of the offense as Kelly insisted was the plan this week, Davis may be an ideal fit to press the gas pedal in the future.

Letter is in: DL Kurt Hinish

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KURT HINISH
Central Catholic; Pittsburgh

Measurements: 6’2”, 283 lbs.

Accolades: Consensus three-star recruit; No. 11 player in Pennsylvania per rivals.com; 38th at position; 6A all-state

Other Notable Offers: Nebraska, Penn State, Tennessee

Projected Position: Defensive tackle

Quick Take: Hinish will provide immediate depth and long-term potential on the defensive front, and that cannot be overrated. His was a recruitment low on drama, and thus often low on rave reviews. Those two should not depend on each as often as they do.

Letters are in: WRs Michael Young and Jafar Armstrong

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MICHAEL YOUNG, JR.
Destrehan; Saint Rose, La.

Measurements: 5’11”, 175 lbs.

Accolades: Consensus three-star recruit; No. 20 player in Louisiana, per rivals.com and 71st at position

Other Notable Offers: Texas A&M, Oregon, Virginia Tech

Projected Position: Wide receiver

Quick Take: Perhaps comparing Young to Torii Hunter is too easy, and not only because both enjoy the suffix of Jr. Young is known for good hands and quick moves, using his smaller stature against defenders rather than letting them take advantage of him. With quick hands, he has shown no trouble getting off the line.


JAFAR ARMSTRONG
Bishop Miege; Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Measurements: 6’1″, 200 lbs.

Accolades: Rivals.com three-star recruit; No. 3 player in Missouri, per rivals.com; 77th at position

Other Offers Considered: Missouri, Minnesota

Projected Position: Wide receiver

Quick Take: Armstrong flipped to Notre Dame over the weekend, ending a commitment to Missouri. His large frame and strong hands should provide new receivers Del Alexander a solid foundation with which to work.

Letter is in: TE Cole Kmet

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COLE KMET
Saint Viator; Lake Barrington, Ill.

Measurements: 6’6”, 240 lbs.

Accolades: Consensus four-star recruit; No. 3 recruit in Illinois, per rivals.com; No. 3 tight end in nation and No. 95 overall; U.S. Army All-American

Other Notable Offers: Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State

Projected Position: Tight end

Quick Take: Kmet completes a duo of tight ends in this class along with early enrollee Brock Wright. Fittingly, Kmet will only burnish Notre Dame’s “Tight End U” reputation. He has the length and athleticism to be a threat in the aerial attack while also contributing in blocking along the edge.

Letters are in: DLs Darnell Ewell and Jonathon MacCollister

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DARNELL EWELL
Lake Taylor; Norfolk, Va.

Measurements: 6’4, 295 lbs.

Accolades: Consensus four-star recruit; No. 6 player in Virginia per rivals.com; ninth at position and 139th in country;

Other Considered Offers: Virginia Tech

Projected Position: Defensive tackle

Quick Take: Don’t expect Ewell to preserve a year of eligibility in 2017, barring injury. With his size and quickness, new defensive coordinator Mike Elko will likely want to get Ewell into the middle of the line as quickly as possible.

While many Irish fans have bemoaned this recruiting class, players like Ewell are why it will likely end up a top-20 or even top-15 class nationally.


JONATHON MACCOLLISTER
Bishop Moore; Deland, Fla.

Measurements: 6’4, 253 lbs.

Accolades: Consensus three-star recruit

Other Notable Offers: Auburn, Clemson, Michigan State, Ohio State

Projected Position: Defensive end

Quick Take: With Jalen Harris staying in the southwest, MacCollister may be the only true edge-rusher in this class. His length should serve him well in a three-down front, which is expected of new defensive coordinator Mike Elko.