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  1. Linebacker Tevon Coney commits to Notre Dame

    Oct 23, 2014, 10:41 AM EST

    247Sports.com

    For the second time in a week, Notre Dame’s recruiting class landed a playmaking linebacker. During a press conference streamed live on ESPN.com, Florida’s Tevon Coney pledged his commitment to the Irish, picking Notre Dame over finalists Miami and Florida.

  2. Irish get commitment from pass-rusher Bo Wallace

    Oct 12, 2014, 6:03 PM EST

    Rivals.com

    On a Saturday where Notre Dame failed to get any sacks, the Irish landed a pass-rusher for the future. New Orleans’ Bo Wallace committed to the Irish on Sunday, announcing the decision on Twitter. Wallace and his parents were in South Bend this weekend for his official visit, taking in the North Carolina game and campus.

  3. Irish flip blue-chip QB Brandon Wimbush

    Oct 7, 2014, 4:36 PM EST

    Wimbush

    Notre Dame has added the all important quarterback to their recruiting class. Former Penn State commitment Brandon Wimbush has joined the Irish recruiting class, officially flipping his commitment after a weekend visit to South Bend.

  4. Irish commit C.J. Saunders dazzles at The Opening

    Jul 9, 2014, 8:48 AM EST

    Photo: George Walker IV / THE TENNESSEAN

    With some of the top recruits in the country at The Opening, Notre Dame commitment C.J. Sanders put on a show. Making the SPARQ testing finals, Sanders dazzled as he showed elite speed and explosiveness.

  5. Irish get commitment from WR Miles Boykin

    Jul 2, 2014, 11:36 PM EST

    Property of Sun-Times media

    Notre Dame may have missed out on Jashon Cornell and Justin Hilliard on Wednesday, but they won the commitment of jumbo receiver Miles Boykin. The Illinois native chose Notre Dame over Michigan State, Michigan, Ohio State, Florida and a slew of other offers.

  6. Notre Dame adds commitment from DB Ashton White

    Jul 1, 2014, 9:03 PM EST

    Rivals.com

    The recruiting train continues for Notre Dame, with Washington D.C. area defensive back Ashton White pledging his commitment to the Irish on Tuesday evening.

  7. Irish add RB Josh Adams to 2015 recruiting class

    Jun 30, 2014, 1:45 PM EST

    Property of the Trentonian

    Notre Dame’s coaching staff got a good look at Pennsylvania running back Josh Adams at the Irish Invasion camp a little over a week ago. They’ll see him for four more years, as Adams committed to the Irish on Monday, adding a much needed running back to the 2015 recruiting class.

  8. Recapping the Irish Invasion

    Jun 23, 2014, 4:11 PM EST

    Justin Hilliard2

    Notre Dame hosted the Irish Invasion camp on Friday night, the beginning of a very busy week of recruiting for the Irish staff. Let’s go around the horn and get caught up with all that happened.

  9. Commitment train continues with blue-chip CB Shaun Crawford

    Jun 15, 2014, 7:20 PM EST

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

    The commitment train continues for Notre Dame, with Ohio cornerback Shaun Crawford becoming the fifth commitment in the last 10 days to join the Irish’s 2015 recruiting class.

  10. Irish continue recruiting run with DT Elijah Taylor

    Jun 13, 2014, 2:35 PM EST

    WCPO Cincinnati

    Notre Dame’s recruiting momentum continues, with the third commitment in three days coming from Cincinnati’s Elijah Taylor. Picking the Irish over Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes, Taylor brings another defensive tackle into the mix.

  11. Notre Dame gets (another) commitment from CB Nick Coleman

    Jun 13, 2014, 1:16 AM EST

    Nick Coleman

    Notre Dame kept up the recruiting momentum with the commitment of cornerback Nick Coleman from Archbishop Alter. See what Malik Zaire’s former teammate will bring to the table for the Irish.

  12. Irish add commitment from DL Micah Dew-Treadway

    Jun 13, 2014, 1:10 AM EST

    247Sports.com

    Notre Dame added more heft to their defensive line with the commitment of Bolingbrook, Illinois’ Micah Dew-Treadway. Find out more about the massive defensive lineman here.

  13. Waller adds Irish to finalists as QB carousel keeps spinning

    Jun 10, 2014, 1:09 PM EST

    247Sports.com

    The past week has turned Notre Dame’s quarterback recruiting on its head. And while the loss of Blake Barnett has been difficult to swallow for some Irish fans, Notre Dame’s coaching staff has already targeted three elite prospects to replace him.

  14. Irish offer legacy QB Jacob Eason

    Jun 2, 2014, 3:31 PM EST

    247Sports.com

    With Notre Dame already set in the 2015 recruiting class with Blake Barnett, the Irish coaching staff has begun making offers to rising juniors in the 2016 cycle. One of the top prospects is the son of a former Irish wide receiver.

  15. Irish flip blue-chip LB Josh Barajas

    May 30, 2014, 1:10 PM EST

    Josh-Barajas

    One of Notre Dame’s top linebacking prospects is in the fold after the Irish out-dueled Penn State. Josh Barajas, one of Indiana’s best prep players, has verbally committed to Notre Dame.

  16. Irish add commitment from WR C.J. Sanders

    May 6, 2014, 10:05 PM EST

    Photo: George Walker IV / THE TENNESSEAN

    Just as things had seemed to quiet on the football front, Notre Dame’s coaching staff received an important commitment for the 2015 recruiting class. Tennessee wide receiver C.J. Sanders gave the Irish a verbal commitment, choosing Notre Dame over offers from Cal, Georgia, Northwestern, Stanford, Tennessee, USC and others.

  17. Early signing period could help (and hurt) Irish

    Mar 10, 2014, 2:19 PM EST

    USA TODAY SPORTS

    The long discussed idea of having an early signing period for college football appears to be picking up traction. A recent report by ESPN says that a panel of conference commissioners will meet this summer as momentum for legislation picks up. With Signing Day becoming one of the signature holidays in college football, a cottage…

  18. Kelly on the recruits: Offensive Line

    Feb 7, 2014, 1:45 AM EST

    Alex Bars

    The dust has settled. Notre Dame’s Signing Day class is in the books. With Brian Kelly at Pebble Beach, competing in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, let’s walk through the head coach’s comments on each position group from his introductory press conference. OFFENSIVE LINE BK on Alex Bars:¬† “Another young man that we got…

  19. Barnett sets prospect bar with Elite 11 invite

    Jan 7, 2014, 8:36 PM EST

    247Sports.com

    Notre Dame’s 2015 ¬†recruit Blake Barnett was the first quarterback selected to the Elite 11 camp, the premiere offseason camp in the country. Barnett, who committed to the Irish this fall and will join a depth chart that should include a fifth-year Everett Golson, a junior year Malik Zaire, and sophomore Deshone Kizer. The Orange…

  20. Irish add linebacker Nyles Morgan to recruiting class

    Jan 4, 2014, 6:43 PM EST

    Nyles MorganAAA

    Notre Dame received a key recruiting pledge when inside linebacker Nyles Morgan committed to the Irish during the US Army All-American Bowl Saturday afternoon. The Chicagoland product is an elite, four-star player anchoring a position group that the Irish coaching staff targeted this cycle. Morgan chose the Irish over Ole Miss and Vanderbilt, a hard…

  21. Pot of Gold pushes Notre Dame recruiting to the forefront

    Dec 19, 2013, 3:46 PM EST

    Twitter

    Take the U.S. Postal Service, add to it Notre Dame football and the holiday season, and you expect a punchline. But this week, the Irish football program has received a lot of attention on the internet for its “Pot of Gold,” a recruiting tactic that has seen the Notre Dame football office presumably blow through…

  22. OL Tristen Hoge pledges to ’15 class

    Dec 8, 2013, 10:21 AM EST

    Tristen Hoge

    After visiting Notre Dame multiple times, 2015 offensive lineman Tristen Hoge gave his commitment to the Irish coaching staff over the weekend, adding another key building block for the future. The six-foot-4, 285-pound Idaho native chose Notre Dame over an elite set of early offers, giving Harry Hiestand another top lineman prospect. Hoge already had…

  23. OLB Jhonny Williams commits to Notre Dame

    Nov 27, 2013, 12:19 PM EST

    South Bend Tribune

    It took one visit to convince outside linebacker Jhonny Williams that Notre Dame was the place for him. Even amidst the wind and snow of last weekend, Williams knew the best option for him was the school just 30 minutes away from his home in Berrian Springs, Michigan. He made that decision official Wednesday morning,…

  24. Irish add QB recruit Blake Barnett to 2015 class

    Nov 24, 2013, 7:45 PM EST

    Blake Barnett

    A little winter weather wasn’t enough to deter 2015 quarterback Blake Barnett from committing to Notre Dame this weekend. The junior quarterback from Orange County, California gave the Irish a building block recruit for next season’s cycle, with the offensive coaching staff finding what looks like an excellent fit for the Irish offense. Barnett’s commitment…

  25. Irish add Indiana native Drue Tranquill to recruiting class

    Nov 19, 2013, 7:18 PM EST

    South Bend Tribune

    Notre Dame received the commitment of Indiana athlete Drue Tranquill, locking in an key defensive recruit for the upcoming signing class. The one-time Purdue commitment stepped away from his pledge to the Boilermakers and decided to spend his next four years in South Bend. Tranquill’s flip seemed to be a long time coming, with Notre…