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

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, but he has been flirting with Notre Dame for a number of months. He received his scholarship offer from Notre Dame and then took an official visit to Notre Dame in December. After participating in the Under Armor All-American game earlier this week, Amir has turned his focus to making his final college decision. Carlisle is set to announce that decision on January 15 and he'll decide between Stanford, Notre Dame and USC. Harbaugh is gone. USC is dealing with various issues. Buy

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 had a big week at the Under Armor game and was awarded the defensive MVP for the All-American game. The Irish were trying to get back in, but when he set up his list of visits, Notre Dame didn't make the cut… Sell

Cameron Clear from Central High School (Memphis, Tenn.) is the No. 15 offensive tackle in the country. There was a lot of chatter that Notre Dame had offered Clear (6-foot-6 260-pounds) but a scholarship offer from the Notre Dame staff never materialized. Notre Dame and just about everyone else is recruiting Cameron to play offensive tackle. He has played tight end in high school and feels that he can play tight end in college. He has already visited Duke and has visits scheduled for Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn and Tennessee in January. While it was good discussion on the message boards, Notre Dame really never got in the game.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 December and the visit went very well. Haynes Is looking to make a decision around January 15. He has several solid college options and this could go either way at this point. Hold

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 might have been the top team, but over the past couple weeks, it looks like Rutgers has started to emerge as the leader. Huggins would be a great addition to this Irish class, but I don't see that happening at this time… Sell


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