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  1. Faxes In: Durham Smythe

    Feb 6, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

    Durham Smythe

    The tight end depth chart received another infusion when one-time Texas Longhorns commit Durham Smythe sent a fax to The Gug this morning. Let’s take a look at what the Irish got. DURHAM SMYTHE Belton, Texas Measureables: 6-foot-5, 230-pounds Accolades: Top 50 on Waco Tribune-Herald. Two-time first-team Texas District 8 5A. All-State Academic. three-star prospect…

  2. Faxes In: Max Redfield

    Feb 6, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

    Max Redfield

    Notre Dame just reeled in their third five-star prospect of the day with the official signing of one-time USC commitment Max Redfield. The elite safety has added another intriguing weapon to the defensive arsenal. Let’s take a closer look at what Redfield brings to the table. MAX REDFIELD Mission Viejo, California Measureables: 6-foot-2, 181-pounds Accolades:…

  3. Faxes In: Cole Luke

    Feb 6, 2013, 10:34 AM EDT

    Cole Luke

    Notre Dame just made it official with one of the elite cornerbacks in the country, with Arizona’s Cole Luke sending in his letter-of-intent. Playing his high school ball for former Irish quarterback Steve Belles, the Irish held onto one of the West Coast’s premiere cover men. Let’s take a closer look at Luke. COLE LUKE…

  4. Faxes In: John Montelus

    Feb 6, 2013, 10:16 AM EDT

    John Montelus

    Lost in the flurry of action this morning, Brian Kelly accepted the signature of a recruit from his hometown of Everett, Massachusetts. Let’s see what the Irish are getting in blue-chipper John Montelus. JOHN MONTELUS Everett, Massachusetts Measureables: 6-foot-5, 314-pounds Accolades: First-team All State, Massachusetts Football Coaches Association. Four-star Rivals, 247 Impressive offers: LSU, Michigan,…

  5. Faxes In: Hunter Bivin

    Feb 6, 2013, 9:54 AM EDT

    Hunter Bivin

    Notre Dame has officially added another blue-chip offensive line prospect to join Harry Hiestand’s troops. Let’s take a look at long-time commit Hunter Bivin. HUNTER BIVIN Owensboro, Kentucky Measureables: 6-foot-6, 290-pounds Accolades: First-team All-State AP and Louisville Courier-Journal. Four-star prospect, Rivals, ESPN and 247. Under Armor All-American. State Champion Shot Put. Impressive Offers: Auburn, Clemson,…

  6. Faxes In: Colin McGovern

    Feb 6, 2013, 9:51 AM EDT

    Colin McGovern

    Notre Dame’s offensive line class continues to grow. Chicagoland prospect Colin McGovern made things official this morning by faxing in his letter-of-intent. Let’s take a look at what the Irish are getting. COLIN MCGOVERN New Lenox, Illinois Measureables: 6-foot-6, 290-pounds Accolades: First-team All-State 5A. First-team All-State, Chicago Tribune. First-team All-Area, Chicago Sun Times. Four star…

  7. Faxes In: Mike McGlinchey

    Feb 6, 2013, 9:23 AM EDT

    Mike McGlinchey

    Notre Dame continues to refill their their offensive line coffers with the addition of Philadelphia’s Mike McGlinchey. Let’s dig into the monster offensive tackle that just faxed in his letter-of-intent. MIKE MCGLINCHEY Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Measureables: 6-foot-8, 285-pounds Accolades: First-team All-State, Philadelphia Sports Writers AAA team. First-team All-Southeast Pennsylvania. First-team All-City by Philadelphia Daily News. Four-star…

  8. Faxes In: Torii Hunter Jr.

    Feb 6, 2013, 9:19 AM EDT


    He’s only now taking his first steps after a freak injury in non-contact drills at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl broke Torii Hunter Jr.’s femur. But even as he recovers from the injury, Hunter’s faxed letter-of-intent to Notre Dame delivers the Irish another game breaking wide receiver option in the 2013 recruiting class. Let’s take…

  9. Faxes In: Jaylon Smith

    Feb 6, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

    Indianapolis Star

    One of the biggest names in the modern recruiting era has made it official. Jaylon Smith has faxed in his letter-of-intent. Let’s try and put in perspective just how big of a commitment this is. JAYLON SMITH Fort Wayne, Indiana Measureables: 6-foot-3, 215-pounds Accolades: 2012 High School Butkus Award Winner. First-team USA Today All-American. First-team…

  10. Faxes In: Greg Bryant

    Feb 6, 2013, 8:57 AM EDT


    A very important fax just came into the Gug this morning as running back Greg Bryant officially signed with Notre Dame this morning. Let’s take a look at the five-star running back from Florida. GREG BRYANT Delray Beach, Florida Measureables: 5-foot-11, 197-pounds Accolades: Five-star prospect Rivals, ESPN, MaxPrep. No. 2 running back in country, Rivals.…

  11. Faxes In: William Fuller

    Feb 6, 2013, 8:55 AM EDT


    Notre Dame’s wide receiving depth chart just got better this morning, when Philadelphia’s William Fuller sent in his letter-of-intent. Let’s take a look at what the Irish are getting. WILLIAM FULLER Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Measureables: 6-foot-1, 170-pounds Accolades: First-team All-State AAAA, All-City per Philadelphia Daily News. First-team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania. MVP of Philadelphia Catholic League. Four-star prospect…

  12. Faxes In: Devin Butler

    Feb 6, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

    Devin Butler

    The Irish added another key piece to the secondary with the fax arriving from Washington D.C.’s Devin Butler. While we’ll give you the particulars of Butler, here’s a great piece written by the South Bend Tribune’s Tyler James on Butler that’s worth giving a look. DEVIN BUTLER Washington, D.C. Measureables: 6-foot-1, 179-pounds Accolades: First-team All-Metro,…

  13. Faxes In: Doug Randolph

    Feb 6, 2013, 8:28 AM EDT

    Doug Randolph

    Notre Dame added another linebacker to its stable with Doug Randolph’s letter-of-intent coming into the Gug. Let’s see what the Irish have in the one-time Stanford commit and the high school teammate of CJ Prosise. DOUG RANDOLPH Woodberry Forest, Virginia Measureables: 6-foot-3, 229-pounds Accolades: U.S. Army All-American, four-star Rivals, ESPN, 247. Impressive offers: Boston College,…

  14. Faxes In: Jacob Matuska

    Feb 6, 2013, 7:37 AM EDT

    Jacob Matuska

    One of Notre Dame’s longest recruiting commitments has finally made it official. Jacob Matuska’s letter-of-intent just came into the Gug and the Irish will welcome another power player to their front seven. Let’s take a closer look at Matuska. JACOB MATUSKA Columbus, Ohio Measureables: 6-foot-4, 235-pounds Accolades: First-team All-Ohio Division IV. AP All-Central District tight…

  15. Faxes In: Isaac Rochell

    Feb 6, 2013, 7:36 AM EDT

    Isaac Rochell

    One of the biggest defensive players in Notre Dame’s recruiting class has made it official with a letter-of-intent. Once again, the Irish have gone into Georgia to snatch an elite recruit. Let’s dig into Isaac Rochell. ISAAC ROCHELL McDonough, Georgia Measureables: 6-foot-4, 250-pounds Accolades: First-team All-State, Atlanta Journal-Constitution. First-team defensive line, South Metro All-Area team.…

  16. Faxes In: Rashad Kinlaw

    Feb 6, 2013, 7:23 AM EDT

    Rashad Kinlaw

    Notre Dame just added another New Jersey product to the roster, with projected cornerback Rashad Kinlaw’s fax making his commitment official. Let’s dig deeper into one of the Irish’s most intriguing developmental projects. RASHAD KINLAW Galloway, New Jersey Measureables: 6-foot-1, 185-pounds Accolades: Team USA U-19 team, three-star recruit. Started at quarterback his junior season. Intercepted…

  17. Faxes In: Michael Deeb

    Feb 6, 2013, 7:12 AM EDT


    Just a few minutes after 7:00 a.m., Notre Dame has accepted a letter-of-intent from linebacker Michael Deeb. Let’s take a look at what the Irish are getting. MICHAEL DEEB Plantation, Florida Measureables: 6-foot-2, 238-pounds. Accolades: First-team linebacker Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel. First-team linebacker on Miami Herald All-Broward County 5A. Four-year starter at inside linebacker. Impressive…

  18. Live blog — Signing Day

    Feb 6, 2013, 7:09 AM EDT


    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Tucked inside the cozy confines of the Joyce Center at the FIDM headquarters, we’re beginning a very long — and exciting — day of coverage as National Signing Day gets started. Against my better judgment, I’ll be hosting a live blog here to chat with all of you as long as…

  19. Early Enrollees: Malik Zaire

    Feb 5, 2013, 8:58 PM EDT

    Malik Zaire

    With a back-log of talent at quarterback, it was almost expected that Notre Dame would skip this recruiting cycle at the position if it didn’t land one of its earliest targets. But in signing Malik Zaire, the Irish found themselves another quarterback that’s tailor-made for what Brian Kelly wants to do with his offense. Zaire,…

  20. Early Enrollees: Corey Robinson

    Feb 5, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

    Corey Robinson

    With an athletic pedigree that is hard to ignore, Corey Robinson, son of NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson, walks onto campus as one of the more intriguing developmental projects in recent memory. Late to the sport of football, Notre Dame was one of the first schools to identify Robinson as a player, and it…