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  1. Faxes In: Drue Tranquill

    Feb 5, 2014, 12:17 PM EST

    South Bend Tribune

    DRUE TRANQUILL Carrol (Fort Wayne, IN) Measurables: 6-2, 210 Accolades: Indiana Top 50, first-team All-State 6A, Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Football Player of the Year, 3-Star Impressive Offers: Purdue, Indiana, Penn State, Minnesota Projected Position: Safety Quick Take: Tranquill was a commit to Purdue until Notre Dame came calling. At first, he was being looked at as a convert to inside…

  2. Faxes In: Quenton Nelson

    Feb 5, 2014, 12:08 PM EST

    Quenton Nelson

    QUENTON NELSON Red Bank Catholic (Red Bank, NJ) Measurables: 6-5, 302 Accolades: US Army All-American, Rivals 5-Star, second-team USA Today All-American, second-team MaxPreps All-American, USA Today All-New Jersey Impressive Offers: Alabama, Florida State, Miami, Ohio State, Stanford Projected Position: Offensive Tackle Quick Take: If Alex Bars gives you the athleticism and future projections, Nelson is a ready-made, nasty, mauling offensive…

  3. Faxes In: Pete Mokwuah

    Feb 5, 2014, 11:59 AM EST

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    PETE MOKWUAH St. Joseph by-the-Sea (Staten Island, NY) Measurables: 6-4, 315 Accolades: First-team New York All-City, New York Daily News All-Catholic All-Star, 3-Star Rivals, 3-Star 247 Impressive Offers: Rutgers, Pitt, UConn Projected Position: Defensive tackle Quick Take: For a guy that came onto the scene late for Notre Dame, Mokwuah is tailor-made for the Irish defense. He’s a mammoth guy,…

  4. Faxes In: Greer Martini

    Feb 5, 2014, 11:47 AM EST


    GREER MARTINI Woodberry Forest (Cary, NC) Measurables: 6-3, 225 Accolades: First-team All-Central Virginia linebacker, USA Today All-Virginia team, All-State Division I, 3-Star Rivals, 247Sports Impressive Offers: Maryland, North Carolina State, Virginia Tech, Virginia Projected Position: Inside Linebacker Quick Take: Martini kicked off the Irish recruiting class for 2014, committing in early July of 2012, an eternity in the recruiting world.…

  5. Faxes In: Tyler Luatua

    Feb 5, 2014, 11:35 AM EST


    TYLER LUATUA La Mirada (Paramount, CA) Measurables: 6-3, 241 Accolades: Under Armour All-American, No. 38 overall prospect by Tom Lemming, second-team Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team Impressive Offers: Alabama, USC, UCLA, Oklahoma, Texas Projected Position: Tight End Quick Take: Luatua adds another key recruit at the tight end position, a group that had a bit of a wildcard thrown…

  6. Faxes In: Kolin Hill

    Feb 5, 2014, 11:26 AM EST


    KOLIN HILL Clemens (Schwarz, TX) Measurables: 6-2, 220 Accolades: First-team All-Area Sub-5A, District 27-4A MVP, Rivals 3-Star, 247Sports 3-Star Impressive Offers: Texas, Boise State, Colorado, Vanderbilt Projected Position: LB/DE Quick Take: Hill shrugged off a late offer from Texas to stay committed to Notre Dame, a nice sign of commitment from one of the fastest rising prospects in Texas. Hill…

  7. Faxes In: Jay Hayes

    Feb 5, 2014, 11:01 AM EST


    JAY HAYES Poly Prep (Brooklyn, NY) Measurables: 6-4, 275 Accolades: USA Today All-New York team, first-team All City by MSG Varsity, Rivals 4-Star Impressive Offers: Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Projected Position: Defensive Tackle Quick Take: Hayes was one of the first commitments to the Irish defense, and his lofty offer list begins to point to a prospect that has…

  8. Faxes In: Grant Blankenship

    Feb 5, 2014, 10:42 AM EST


    GRANT BLANKENSHIP The Colony (The Colony, TX) Measurables: 6-6, 264 Accolades: Top 100 prospect per, Rivals 3-Star, Texas District 9-4A defensive MVP, Waco Tribune Top 100, Dallas Morning News Top 100 Impressive Offers: Arkansas, Baylor, Iowa, Oklahoma, Texas Projected Position: Defensive End Quick Take: They don’t make them much bigger than Blankeship, who keeps growing. The type of…

  9. Faxes In: Jhonny Williams

    Feb 5, 2014, 10:24 AM EST


    JHONNY WILLIAMS Berrian Springs (Benton Harbor, MI) Measurables: 6-5, 230 Accolades: AP first-team All-State, Detroit News All-State, Detroit Free-Press All-State Dream Team, Rivals 3-Star prospect Impressive Offers: Missouri Projected Position: Defensive End / Outside Linebacker Quick Take: It’s not hard to see what the Irish coaching staff likes about Williams. The long, lanky, explosive athlete burst onto the scene with…

  10. Faxes In: Alex Bars

    Feb 5, 2014, 10:06 AM EST


    ALEX BARS Montgomery Bell (Nashville, TN) Measurables: 6-6, 290 Accolades: Under Armour All-American, USA Today All-USA second-team, Consensus 4-Star, Rotary Lombardi Award for South’s top high school lineman. Impressive Offers: Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, LSU, Ohio State Projected Position: Offensive Tackle Quick Take: Bars is an elite offensive tackle prospect that should have Irish fans very excited. With an…

  11. Faxes In: Nile Sykes

    Feb 5, 2014, 9:53 AM EST


    NILE SYKES Montini Catholic (Lombard, IL) Measurables: 6-2, 220 Accolades: First-team All-State, Chicago Tribune. First-team All-Area Chicago Sun Times. Daily Herald All-Area team. Impressive Offers: Illinois, Missouri, South Florida Projected Position: Inside Linebacker Quick Take: One of the later commitments to the Irish, Sykes was offered and evaluated on his senior film at Montini Catholic, where he transferred for his…

  12. Faxes In: Jonathan Bonner

    Feb 5, 2014, 9:43 AM EST


    JONATHAN BONNER Parkway Central (Chesterfield, MO) Measurables: 6-3, 245 Accolades: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Defensive Player of the Year, MaxPreps All-American 2nd team, first-team All-State Missouri, All-Metro, Suburban South Conference Defensive Player of the Year Impressive Offers: Missouri, Michigan State, Illinois Projected Position: Defensive End Quick Take: Bonner didn’t give Notre Dame’s coaching staff much of a choice, they had to offer him…

  13. Faxes In: Sam Mustipher

    Feb 5, 2014, 9:16 AM EST


    SAM MUSTIPHER Good Counsel (Olney, MD) Measurables: 6-3, 294 Accolades: All-State Maryland, first-team Washington Post All-Metro, Consensus 4-Star prospect Impressive Offers: Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Ohio State, Michigan Projected Position: Offensive Guard Quick Take: Mustipher joins Jimmy Byrne as linemen projected to play on the interior of the offensive line. As you’ll see in the video, Mustipher is…

  14. Faxes In: Deshone Kizer

    Feb 5, 2014, 9:09 AM EST


    DESHONE KIZER Central Catholic (Toledo, OH) Measurables: 6-5, 212 Accolades: AP D-III Ohio Co-Offensive Player of the Year, First-team All-Toledo, Consensus 4-Star player, No. 40 overall per Tom Lemming Impressive Offers: Alabama, LSU, Northwestern, Penn State, Wisconsin Projected Position: Quarterback Quick Take: Kizer adds a new dimension to the Irish depth chart at quarterback, bringing in a long rangy athlete…

  15. Faxes In: Corey Holmes

    Feb 5, 2014, 8:55 AM EST


    COREY HOLMES St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Measureables: 6-2, 176 Accolades: Consensus 4-Star player, Under Armour All-American Impressive Offers: Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Oklahoma, UCLA Projected Position: Wide Receiver Quick Take: Long and lanky, Holmes draws comparisons to TJ Jones from every corner of the internet, not entirely a bad thing. He’s not as physically bruising as Justin Brent,…

  16. Faxes In: Jimmy Byrne

    Feb 5, 2014, 8:40 AM EST


    JIMMY BYRNE St. Ignatius (Cleveland, OH) Measurables: 6-4, 285 Accolades: Team USA U-19 team, two-time D-I AP All-Ohio team, Consensus 4-Star recruit Impressive Offers: Ohio State, Michigan State, Illinois, West Virginia Projected Position: Offensive Guard Quick Take: A three-year starter at St. Ignatius, Byrne is a perfect profile player for the Irish. Expected to play guard or center, Bryne’s a…

  17. Faxes In: Daniel Cage

    Feb 5, 2014, 8:25 AM EST


    The first surprise of the morning goes Notre Dame’s way, with Cincinnati native Daniel Cage sending his fax to Notre Dame instead of Michigan State. The decision wraps up a whirlwind recruitment that lands the Irish another much needed defensive tackle in the recruiting class. DANIEL CAGE Winton Woods (Cincinnati, OH) Measurables: 6-2, 305 Accolades: 3-Star Rivals,…

  18. Faxes In: Tyler Newsome

    Feb 5, 2014, 8:07 AM EST


    One of the first faxes to roll in this morning was from kicker/punter Tyler Newsome. TYLER NEWSOME Carrollton (Carrollton, GA) Measureables: 6-2, 175 Accolades: Semper Fidelis All-American, All-State, Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Perfect 5/5 on FGs and 78/78 PATs in Senior Season. State Champion 4A. Impressive Offers: Air Force Projected Position: Kicker/Punter Quick Take: Newsome came to campus…

  19. Early Enrollee: Andrew Trumbetti

    Feb 5, 2014, 7:57 AM EST


    After putting together an impressive performance at the Under Armour All-American game in Orlando, Andrew Trumbetti headed to South Bend to start his career with the Irish. Let’s take a closer look. Andrew Trumbetti Demarest (Demarest, NJ) Measureables: 6-5, 250 Accolades: Under Armour All-American, Rivals 3-Star, 247Sports Composite No. 143 Overall, first-team All-Bergen County from…

  20. Early Enrollee: Justin Brent

    Feb 5, 2014, 7:35 AM EST

    As Signing Day kicks off, let’s take a look at the first of two recruits already on campus. JUSTIN BRENT Speedway (Indianapolis) Measurables: 6-1, 197 Accolades: Top Player in Indiana per Detroit Free-Press, first-team All-State Indiana 3A, Consensus 4-Star prospect, Rivals100, 247Sports Composite No. 94 Impressive Offers: Louisville Projected Position: Outside WR Quick Take: If Brent’s offer list looks…