Micah Jones

Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 72 Robert Hainsey, right tackle, three-year starter

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Listed Measurements: 6-foot-4 ⅝, 298 pounds. 2019-20 year, eligibility: A junior, Hainsey has two years of eligibility remaining, including the 2019 season. Depth chart: Hainsey will start at right tackle for the second year, though he essentially already has two seasons of experience at the position. Recruiting: A consensus four-star recruit, rivals.com rated Hainsey as [more]

Notre Dame 99-to-2: No. 78 Tommy Kraemer, right guard, three-year starter

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Listed Measurements: 6-foot-5 ⅜, 319 pounds. 2019-20 year, eligibility: A senior, Kraemer has two years of eligibility remaining, including the 2019 season. Depth chart: For a second year, Kraemer will start at right guard. As was the case in 2018, he will have Trevor Ruhland backing him up, of note because Ruhland took over for [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]

Where Notre Dame was and is: Receivers

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Not often does depth combine with experience. When it does, that position becomes a genuine strength. Notre Dame has that at receiver these days, thanks in equal parts to a former walk-on, a physically-gifted option finally putting together the mental aspects of the game and a quintet of sophomores looking to prove their worth. WHERE [more]

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]