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Letters are in: LBs David Adams and Drew White

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DAVID ADAMS
Central Catholic; Pittsburgh

Measurements: 6’2”, 225 lbs.

Accolades: Rivals.com three-star recruit; No. 8 player in Pennsylvania per rivals.com; 18th at position; Under Armour All-American

Other Notable Offers: Baylor, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State

Projected Position: Inside linebacker

Quick Take: Adams brings excellent size to Notre Dame, a big reason he was as sought after as he was in this recruiting cycle. Yet, he never really wavered from his Irish commitment, along with teammate defensive lineman Kurt Hinish. With good vision, Adams should be able to shoot the gaps readily-present with the intended three-down front of new defensive coordinator Mike Elko.


DREW WHITE
Saint Thomas Aquinas; Boca Rotan, Fla.

Measurements: 6’1”, 225 lbs.

Accolades: Consensus three-star recruit

Other Notable Offers: LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin

Projected Position: Inside linebacker

Quick Take: Every review of White seems to begin with the cliché football term, “tackler.” At some point, if enough people call you a horse, you should buy a saddle. White finds his way to the ball, makes the tackles and stays involved constantly.

Letter is in: K Jonathan Doerer

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JONATHAN DOERER
South Mecklenburg; Charlotte, N.C.

Measurements: 6’3”, 188 lbs.

Accolades: Scout.com three-star recruit; No. 6 kicker in nation per scout.com

Other Considered Offers: Maryland-commit until this past weekend

Projected Position: Kicker

Quick Take: A late addition to this class, Doerer might find the field in 2017 amid injury speculation around incumbent kicker Justin Yoon. There was a time any special teams recruit brought much skepticism from the masses. That time has passed, and Doerer should not rekindle it.

During today’s und.com programming, Irish coach Brian Kelly said he expects Doerer to take over the kickoff duties, if not more, due to his strong leg’s consistent ability to send the ball out of the end zone.

Letter is in: QB Avery Davis

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AVERY DAVIS
Cedar Hill; Cedar Hill, Texas

Measurements: 5’11”, 192 lbs.

Accolades: Rivals.com three-star recruit; No. 8o player in Texas per rivals.com; 39th at position; Under Armour All-American

Other Notable Offers: Baylor, Texas Tech, Virginia

Projected Position: Dual-threat quarterback

Quick Take: In theory, Davis could easily pick up where presumed-2017 starter Brandon Wimbush leaves off. Davis has both a strong arm and agile feet, allowing him to improvise seemingly at will. If Irish coach Brian Kelly and new offensive coordinator Chip Long do indeed speed up the pace of the offense as Kelly insisted was the plan this week, Davis may be an ideal fit to press the gas pedal in the future.

Letter is in: DL Kurt Hinish

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KURT HINISH
Central Catholic; Pittsburgh

Measurements: 6’2”, 283 lbs.

Accolades: Consensus three-star recruit; No. 11 player in Pennsylvania per rivals.com; 38th at position; 6A all-state

Other Notable Offers: Nebraska, Penn State, Tennessee

Projected Position: Defensive tackle

Quick Take: Hinish will provide immediate depth and long-term potential on the defensive front, and that cannot be overrated. His was a recruitment low on drama, and thus often low on rave reviews. Those two should not depend on each as often as they do.

Letters are in: WRs Michael Young and Jafar Armstrong

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MICHAEL YOUNG, JR.
Destrehan; Saint Rose, La.

Measurements: 5’11”, 175 lbs.

Accolades: Consensus three-star recruit; No. 20 player in Louisiana, per rivals.com and 71st at position

Other Notable Offers: Texas A&M, Oregon, Virginia Tech

Projected Position: Wide receiver

Quick Take: Perhaps comparing Young to Torii Hunter is too easy, and not only because both enjoy the suffix of Jr. Young is known for good hands and quick moves, using his smaller stature against defenders rather than letting them take advantage of him. With quick hands, he has shown no trouble getting off the line.


JAFAR ARMSTRONG
Bishop Miege; Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Measurements: 6’1″, 200 lbs.

Accolades: Rivals.com three-star recruit; No. 3 player in Missouri, per rivals.com; 77th at position

Other Offers Considered: Missouri, Minnesota

Projected Position: Wide receiver

Quick Take: Armstrong flipped to Notre Dame over the weekend, ending a commitment to Missouri. His large frame and strong hands should provide new receivers coach Del Alexander a solid foundation with which to work.