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  1. Irish add another recruit with DL Matt Dickerson

    Aug 3, 2013, 4:44 PM EST

    Scout.com

    Just a day after solidifying their linebacking corps with the commitment of linebacker Richard Yeargin III, the Notre Dame coaching staff reeled in another big time front seven target with the addition of defensive lineman Matt Dickerson. Dickerson, a six-foot-five, 270-pounder from the Bay Area, took a visit at Notre Dame this weekend and pulled…

  2. Blue-chip LB Richard Yeargin III commits to Irish

    Aug 2, 2013, 10:07 PM EST

    Richard Yeargin III

    On a day where the Irish kicked off their current season, they received a commitment that will be a key piece to their future. Blue-chip linebacker Richard Yeargin III of Fort Lauderdale committed to Notre Dame today, adding a much needed linebacker to the depth chart. “I am officially committed to the University of Notre…

  3. Jonathan Bonner commits to Notre Dame

    Jun 27, 2013, 9:13 AM EST

    Jonathan Bonner

    It didn’t take long for linebacker-defensive end Jonathan Bonner to make up his mind. After an impressive performance at Notre Dame’s lineman challenge, the Irish coaching staff offered the 6-foot-4, 245-pounder from suburban St. Louis a scholarship and Bonner jumped on the offer, becoming the thirteenth member of the ’14 recruiting class. Bonner’s commitment came…

  4. Irish focus recruiting efforts on defensive tackle

    Jun 25, 2013, 2:48 PM EST

    KentuckySportsRadio.com

    It’s no secret that Louis Nix is likely playing his final season for the Fighting Irish. While the preseason All-American has a fifth year of eligibility remaining, Nix is on track to get his degree and will likely enter the NFL Draft after the season, with the mighty defensive tackle on track to be a…

  5. Irish add OLB recruit Doug Randolph

    Sep 7, 2012, 2:47 PM EST

    Doug Randolph

    Notre Dame appears to be building a pipeline into Woodberry Forest. With freshman CJ Prosise already on the roster and linebacker commit Greer Martini an early building block for the class of ’14, the Irish coaching staff accepted the commitment of linebacker Doug Randolph today, who announced his plan to sign with Notre Dame next…

  6. Irish add Will Fuller to 2013 recruiting class

    Aug 5, 2012, 3:38 PM EST

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    Just because fall camp has opened doesn’t mean the Notre Dame coaching staff has stopped recruiting. News broke early Sunday that the Irish welcomed the 19th pledge to their 2013 recruiting class, accepting the commitment of Philadelphia wide receiver Will Fuller. Fuller, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound wide receiver, is rated the second best wide receiver in…

  7. Irish pick up commitment from touted LB Alex Anzalone

    Jul 8, 2012, 9:20 PM EST

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    With the spotlight on him during halftime of the 7-on-7 championship game at The Opening in Oregon, Alex Anzalone gave Notre Dame another blue-chip linebacker in the 2013 recruiting class. Joining Jaylon Smith, Michael Deeb, and Danny Mattingly at the linebacker position, the Irish have filled a gigantic position of need with one of the…

  8. Linebacker Michael Deeb commits to the Irish

    Jun 29, 2012, 3:23 PM EST

    Michael-Deeb

    It’s been a busy week for linebackers coach and defensive coordinator Bob Diaco. After picking up a pledge from outside linebacker prospect Danny Mattingly earlier in the week, South Florida inside linebacker Michael Deeb committed to Notre Dame today, making the announcement via Twitter. “Thankful and blessed to make the decision to commit to THE…

  9. Irish get visit from blue-chip Florida CB Mackensie Alexander

    Jun 13, 2012, 4:22 PM EST

    Mackensie Alexander

    It’s easy to point to cornerback as a position of need for the Irish. After losing Tee Shepard before making it to spring practice, turning away talented cornerbacks Yuri Wright and Anthony Standifer, and losing long-time Irish commitment Ronald Darby, Notre Dame needs to make sure they add some cornerback depth in the 2013 recruiting…

  10. Irish back in Fresno after losing both Shepard and Greenberry

    May 22, 2012, 3:48 PM EST

    LJ Moore

    You couldn’t blame assistant coach Mike Denbrock if he never stepped foot in Fresno again. After landing blue-chip cousins Deontay Greenberry and Tee Shepard last year out of Fresno Central, Denbrock and the Irish coaching staff had to weather the roller-coaster that the high profile California duo put the staff through during their months as…

  11. With Ty Isaac to USC, RB focus stays on Ryan Green

    May 15, 2012, 2:52 PM EST

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    One of the first big running back dominoes came off the recruiting board today, with Illinois running back Ty Isaac committing to USC this morning. Isaac had a final three schools of Notre Dame, Michigan and the Trojans before announcing his commitment via Twitter. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound junior from Joliet Catholic is a top 20…

  12. Offensive lineman John Montelus commits to Irish

    Apr 23, 2012, 12:12 AM EST

    John Montelus

    It appeared that Notre Dame was done recruiting offensive line prospects, with Hunter Bivin, Steve Elmer, Mike McGlinchey, and Colin McGovern restocking the future depth chart. But the Irish had room for one more along the line, with Everett, Massachusetts’ John Montelus giving his commitment to the Irish coaching staff after seeing campus for the…

  13. Irish pick up cornerback pledge in Devin Butler

    Apr 4, 2012, 12:37 PM EST

    Devin Butler

    With cornerback a pressing need in this year’s recruiting class, the Irish received good news this morning with the commitment of Washington D.C. cornerback Devin Butler. Butler, a six-foot-one, 180-pound national target had offers from Penn State, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Wisconsin and over a dozen others before being committing to Notre Dame. “There was…

  14. Irish add WR Corey Robinson to the recruiting class

    Mar 28, 2012, 11:15 AM EST

    Corey Robinson

    A recruiting class that was slow to get started now can’t be stopped. After this past weekend’s junior day netted Notre Dame five commitments, the Irish picked up a sixth in wide receiver Corey Robinson. The San Antonio, Texas native, a six-foot-four and likely growing wide receiver that’s the son of the original five-star athlete,…

  15. Junior Day nets another recruit as Rashad Kinlaw commits

    Mar 26, 2012, 5:56 PM EST

    Rashad Kinlaw

    It’s a recruiting weekend that just won’t stop giving. With a tidal wave of momentum still rolling, Notre Dame accepted the commitment of New Jersey athlete Rashad Kinlaw to the 2013 recruiting class. Kinlaw had offers from Iowa, Rutgers, Boston College, and North Carolina State, thanks to some electric performances at quarterback before suffering an…

  16. Mike McGlinchey commits, filling Irish offensive line haul

    Mar 25, 2012, 3:25 PM EST

    Mike McGinchey

    Oh to be a Notre Dame fan three weeks ago. To listen to some, the program was lost as sea, all but forgotten by the nation’s elite players as the team veered further and further into the abyss. With Michigan accepting recruiting commitments by the half-dozen, and Urban Meyer simply waiting for ND to identify…

  17. Irish add linemen Colin McGovern and Hunter Bivin to ’13 recruiting class

    Mar 24, 2012, 9:47 PM EST

    Bivin & McGovern

    With the Irish football program entertaining a group of high profile juniors this weekend, it was important to leave a strong impression on a group of players that the Notre Dame staff identified early in the recruiting process. With the returns coming in after another unseasonably mild weekend in South Bend, a slow-starting recruiting push…

  18. Onwualu commitment continues Cretin-Derham Hall pipeline

    Mar 14, 2012, 10:16 PM EST

    James Onwualu

    Cretin-Derham Hall has been kind to the Notre Dame football program. And with Michael Floyd turning in his blue and gold for the NFL, Brian Kelly and company turned to the St. Paul school for its next potential offensive weapon. Dual-threat offensive star James Onwualu just gave his commitment to the Irish football program, turning…

  19. Jacob Matuska commits to Notre Dame

    Mar 7, 2012, 12:02 PM EST

    Jacob Matuska

    Less than a week after taking in the sights and sounds of Notre Dame’s campus, two-way jumbo-sized athlete Jacob Matuska has committed to playing for the Fighting Irish. The Columbus, Ohio native will likely start out as a defensive end for Bob Diaco’s defense, but was also heavily recruited as a tight end. Matuska’s recruiting…

  20. With spotlight away, Neal needs to make strides

    Feb 29, 2012, 3:45 PM EST

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    For Notre Dame fans, landing elite recruit Davonte Neal was a welcome boost to recruiting. Considered one of the best athletes in the country, Neal could be the type of plug-and-play guy that could help ease the loss of another player that made an immediate impact at the wide receiver position: Michael Floyd. But the…

  21. Irish adding Eamon McOsker as a preferred walk-on

    Feb 15, 2012, 2:26 PM EST

    Eamon Osker

    It looks like the Irish football program still isn’t done adding players to the class of 2012. Notre Dame has made an offer to two-way player Eamon McOsker of Loyola High in Los Angeles, and McOsker will join the Irish roster next season as a preferred walk-on. The Los Angeles Times reports that McOsker was…

  22. Decision made, Davonte Neal set to pick school

    Feb 15, 2012, 11:49 AM EST

    Davonte Neal

    Three weeks after coming up on the short end of the stick on Signing Day, the Irish might be getting the impact receiver they’ve been in search of this recruiting class. Multiple reports have Davonte Neal ready to select a school, with the talented two-way player making his announcement on February 21st. The blue-chip athlete…

  23. Recruiting carousel restarts with 2013 Rivals100 list

    Feb 8, 2012, 9:37 PM EST

    Kendall Fuller

    Notre Dame hasn’t stopped chasing 2012 prospects. But that doesn’t stop the recruiting carousel for spinning, as the lifeblood of college football — not to mention a multi-million dollar internet industry — continues to churn as college programs turn the page to a new year’s worth of recruits. Nothing signals that more than the new…

  24. Irish still in the running for Davonte Neal

    Feb 7, 2012, 10:01 PM EST

    Davonte Neal

    If Signing Day ended on a dour note, that lull between Signing Day and spring football might be filled with one final pleasant surprise. The Irish haven’t given up on chasing the final recruit on their board, Arizona’s Davonte Neal. The 5-foot-10, 180-pound Neal, who led Chaparral High to back-to-back state championships is still considering…

  25. Martin gives inside look at recruiting process

    Feb 6, 2012, 1:17 PM EST

    Chuck Martin 2

    It’s easy to look at the sixteen recruits that signed with Notre Dame last week and place an evaluation on the job Brian Kelly and his coaching staff did. With the last minute defection of wide receiver Deontay Greenberry, the runner-up finish for blue-chippers Nelson Agholor and Brian Poole, and the loss of one-time commits…