Recruiting: Wide Receivers 2011

How many questions will the Irish have following their Sun Bowl appearance? We breakdown the wide receiver position and the areas of need in the Class of 2011.

With Duval Kamara set to leave the program and the NFL decision of Michael Floyd still a question, the wide receiver position at Notre Dame could be a position of strength... or a position with a major question entering 2011.

Where The Program Stands Now

Set To Leave Program At End Of Season

Patrick Coughlin – Senior (Walk-On)

Dan Franco – Senior (Walk-On)

Barry Gallup – Senior

Chris Gurries – Senior (Walk-On)

Derry Herlihy – Senior (Walk-On)

Duval Kamara – Senior

Kamara enjoyed a strong end to his career and will be remembered for some key touchdown catches as the season drew to a close.  But one class below Kamara's, the current juniors, has a pressing question to answer.

Set To Return

(Class as of this season)

Austin Collinsworth – Freshman

Michael Floyd – Junior

Bennett Jackson – Freshman

TJ Jones – Freshman

Theo Riddick – Sophomore

Daniel Smith – Freshman

Robby Toma – Sophomore

Deion Walker – Junior

John Goodman - Junior

If Michael Floyd is a member of the Irish next season, fans should expect a strong receiving group to take the field.  Floyd, Jones, and Riddick can all be stars in Brian Kelly's offensive attack.  With the rest of the group also having talent, look for the passing game to take another step forward in 2011.

Shuffle The Deck

There are still questions on the future position of Collinsworth, but the most talked about player is Michael Floyd and if he'll return for his senior season or leave for the NFL.  Bennett Jackson showed well on special teams, while TJ Jones and Theo Riddick showed the skill level Brian Kelly will be glad to use in the coming seasons.  Toma and Goodman are solid and Daniel Smith has great potential.

Recruiting In 2011

The Irish have talent scheduled to arrive in South Bend in the Class of 2011 as DaVaris Daniels and George Atkinson set to take their turn in possible deep rotation.

Both players have the size Kelly wants from the receiver position and have the makings of being great players during their Irish careers.

Set To Visit

Miles Shuler is scheduled for his official visit on January 28 and things are looking good for the Irish, as Rutgers has shown serious struggles on the field.  With the Irish getting the last visit, Shuler could be one that issues his pledge as he walks off campus.


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