Irish Eyes Stock Report: Part I

Notre Dame currently has 19 commitments for the 2011 recruiting class and it is possible that the Irish staff would add as many as four more...depending on which players wanted to join the Irish.

Amir Carlisle is the No 16 ranked running back in the country. The 5-foot-11.5, 190-pound athlete could also get looks at slot receiver at Notre Dame. Carlisle has been committed to Stanford since June, but still made his way out to the Notre Dame football camp after that. Carlisle took an official visit to USC in September and after receiving his scholarship offer from Notre Dame, took his official visit to South Bend in December. Carlisle made himself unavailable since his trip to Notre Dame, but word is that the Irish staff did impress. Amir will be playing in the Under Armour All-American game in on January 5. When he returns home he and his family will go into decision mode. This should be a Notre Dame-Stanford battle and one that will go down to the wire. Hold

Anthony Chickillo is the No. 16 defensive end in the country out of Alonso High School (Tampa, Fla.) The 6-foot-4, 235-pound athlete is still committed to Miami, but opened up his recruitment after Randy Shannon was fired. Chickillo has already taken an official visit to North Carolina and has visits to Florida, South Florida and Miami planned. That leaves one visit open. Anthony flirted with taking an official visit to Notre Dame back in December and has still left open the possibility of taking one to Notre Dame. I'd like to believe it will happen, but… Sell Sell

Cameron Clear from Central High School (Memphis, Tenn.) is the No. 15 offensive tackle in the country. Clear (6-foot-6 260-pounds) has already taken a visit to Duke with visits to Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi pending. Notre Dame has gotten into the game late with Clear and they have yet to offer him a scholarship, but there appears to be interest from Cameron if the Irish decide to get serious. He wants to play tight end, but the Irish like him as an offensive tackle. It's very possible an offer could lead to a visit, but the Irish are likely a little late to the game… Sell

The No. 8 rated defensive end in the country is Ray Drew from Thomas County Central High School (Thomasville, Ga.) Drew (6-foot-5, 248-pounds) talked throughout his recruitment that he was planning on taking a visit to Notre Dame. That talk ended when he named Georgia, Florida, LSU, Clemson and Auburn as his final list of school earlier this month. If that wasn't enough to convince Notre Dame fans that Drew wasn't considering Notre Dame, rumors were spreading that Drew was trying to convince Stephon Tuitt to back off of his commitment to Notre Dame. Sell

Doran Grant is the No. 2 ranked cornerback in the country from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School (Akron, Ohio) Notre Dame jumped back into the race for Grant (5-foot-10, 177-pounds) in late November, but after the Irish landed a commitment from Bennett Okotcha, the Irish likely filled their need at cornerback for the 2011 recruiting class. Even if the Irish continued to recruit Grant, it's almost guaranteed that they would have finished behind Ohio State and Michigan State. Sell

Long-snapper Bryce Haynes from Pinecrest Academy (Cumming, Ga.) received a late offer from Notre Dame to go along with scholarships from Utah State, Arkansas and North Carolina. Bryce took an official visit to Notre Dame in the middle of last week. Rumor has it that Bryce's visit went very well, but that he had other visits to make before anything would be known for certain. Hold

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