IE Stock Report: Part II

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 commitments depending on which players wanted to come to Notre Dame.

Savon Huggins from St. Peters Preparatory School (Jersey City, N.J.) is the No. 5 ranked running back in the country. Huggins (6-foot-0, 200-pounds) has already taken visits to Notre Dame, North Carolina and Auburn. Michigan State has jumped into the mix as of late and will get a visit on January 14, and a week later Huggins will visit Rutgers. Huggins will make his college announcement on January 28. For awhile it appeared that Notre Dame had clawed its way to the top of Huggins list, but now it appears that the Irish have slid back to the pack. A lot of uncertainty surrounding this situation so for now… Hold

Nick Martin from Bishop Chatard High School (Indianapolis, Ind.) is the No/ 38 ranked offensive tackle iin the country. Martin (6-foot-5, 260-pounds) is the younger brother of Zach Martin, Notre Dame's starting left offensive tackle, but he is currently committed to Kentucky. Many expected a late offer from the Irish would have enticed Nick to make a switch, but it doesn't appear to be that easy. There is still time for him to reconsider, but there doesn't seem to be much movement. Sell

Troy Niklas from Servite High School (Anaheim, Calif.) is the No. 10 ranked offensive tackle in the country. Niklas (6-foot-5, 265-pounds) has his list of schools narrowed down to Notre Dame, USC and Stanford. He will visit Stanford on January 14, USC on January 21 and Notre Dame on January 21. USC came on late with a late offer. Troy has family connections to USC, but this may come down to a Notre Dame-Stanford battle and it will come down to the official visits. Hold

Antonio Richardson from Ensworth High School (Nashville, Tenn.) is as the No. 19 ranked offensive tackle in the country. Richardson (6-foot-6, 285-pounds) has a top ten of Miami, Oklahoma, USC, South Carolina, Arkansas, LSU, Georgia, Tennessee, Notre Dame and Alabama. Richardson took an unofficial visit to Notre Dame during the summer, so the Irish may not get an official visit when he makes his travel plans for January. Richardson has said that the Irish are very much in the mix, but my guess is that he stays in SEC country. Sell

Brennan Scarlett from (Central Catholic High School (Portland, Ore.) is the No. 19 ranked defensive end in the country. Scarlett (6-foot-4, 245-pounds) has been very quiet about his recruitment, so it's tough to get a feel where this talented athlete will end up. Scarlett has taken official visits to Notre Dame, USC, Stanford, Cal and UCLA, but it is uncertain when he intends to make his announcement. Stanford and Cal seem to be Notre Dame's biggest competition, but keep an eye on Oregon State as well. Hold

Stephon Tuitt from Monroe High School (Ga.) is the No. 12 ranked defensive end in the country. Despite being committed to Notre Dame, Tuitt (6-foot-5, 252-pounds) finds himself on this list because he has taken a visit to Auburn and intends on taking a visit to Georgia Tech at some point in January. Tuitt has eliminated Auburn, but Georgia Tech has always been a school that Tuitt have favored. In the end Tuitt stays with his initial choice. Buy

Ishaq Williams from Abraham Lincoln High School (Brooklyn, N.Y.) is the No. 7 ranked defensive end in the country. Williams (6-foot-5, 225-pounds) has taken his official visits to Notre Dame, Penn State, and Syracuse. Williams was considering taking a trip to Miami, but that doesn't look like it will happen now since Ishaq is planning to make his announcement during the first week of January at the U. S Army All-American Game. Syracuse had made a push, but I don't think they're a player. Penn State led most of the way, but the Irish have made a strong push the last couple of months. Buy Top Stories