D.J. Morgan

Friday at 4: National Signing Day’s Things We Learned & Things We Knew

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From a pure numbers perspective, Notre Dame went above and beyond by signing 27 recruits this cycle. To a degree, that was expected. As soon as the Irish exceeded 23 recruits, the effect was the same, only increasing: Each signee meant another roster spot needs to be found by August. That was known. It was [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 6 Equanimeous St. Brown, receiver

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Listed Measurements: 6-foot-5, 204 pounds 2017-18 year, eligibility: Junior with two years of eligibility remaining including the 2017 season. Depth chart: St. Brown will start as the field receiver, otherwise known as the X. Even as he may move around from the field to the boundary, St. Brown will be a threat for nearly every [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 7 Nick Watkins, cornerback

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Listed Measurements: 6-foot-1, 203 pounds 2017-18 year, eligibility: Senior with two years of eligibility remaining including the 2017 season. Depth chart: Partly due to his size, partly due to his seniority and partly due to his overall skill, Watkins is the likely starter at the boundary cornerback position this fall. Sophomore Donte Vaughn backs up [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 20 Shaun Crawford, cornerback

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Editor’s Note: When it was learned sophomore cornerback Donte Vaughn would be changing his number from 35 to 8, that led to an adjustment of the “99-to-2” schedule. While editing that spreadsheet, your resident mistake-maker accidentally eliminated a planned entry from the docket. A sincere thanks to @DFeliciano98 for pointing out the absence of No. [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 8 Donte Vaughn, cornerback

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Listed Measurements: 6-foot-2 ½, 209 pounds 2017-18 year, eligibility: Sophomore with three years of eligibility remaining including the 2017 season. Depth chart: Of the oft-praised quintet at cornerback, Vaughn may be the least-heralded to date. Yet, he will see plenty of action in nickel and dime packages, as well as be one play away at [more]