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Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 13 Lawrence Keys, sophomore receiver

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Listed Measurements: 5-foot-10 ⅜, 172 pounds. 2019-20 year, eligibility: A sophomore, Keys has four seasons of eligibility remaining, including 2019, after taking a traditional redshirt last year. Depth chart: Keys should both enter and exit preseason practices as the No. 2 slot receiver behind fifth-year Chris Finke. Recruiting: The consensus three-star prospect chose Notre Dame [more]

WR Xavier Watts commits to Notre Dame rather than stay in Nebraska

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Notre Dame took another step toward completing its class of 2020 with a Friday commitment from consensus three-star receive Xavier Watts (Burke High School; Omaha, Neb.). In choosing the Irish over his homestate Nebraska, Michigan and six other Big Ten teams, Watts became the third receiver among Notre Dame’s 17 commits, joining rivals.com five-star Jordan [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 25 Braden Lenzy, speedy sophomore receiver

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Listed Measurements: 5-foot-11, 184 pounds. 2019-20 year, eligibility: A sophomore, Lenzy has all four seasons of eligibility remaining, including 2019, after not taking the field last year. Depth chart: Lenzy should begin preseason behind junior Michael Young at the field receiver position, a spot often subjected to zone or safety-help coverages, but one where speed [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 27 J.D. Bertrand, consensus four-star linebacker

Listed Measurements: 6-foot-1, 210 pounds. 2019-20 year, eligibility: An incoming freshman, Bertrand has all four seasons of eligibility remaining, including 2019. Depth chart: Given the stockpile of legitimate contenders for playing time goes three-deep at Mike linebacker — arguably Bertrand’s best fit — but only two-deep at Buck, expect Bertrand to be considered the third-string [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 88 Javon McKinley, receiver

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Listed Measurements: 6-foot-2, 215 pounds. 2019-20 year, eligibility: A senior, McKinley has two seasons of eligibility remaining, including 2019. Depth chart: It is difficult to ascertain exactly what receiver position McKinley works at, the field or the boundary, but it hardly matters; he is no higher than third, if not fourth, at either position, behind [more]