Which Way Will They Go?

Notre Dame has 20 commitments for the 2011 recruiting class, and that number could grow. Five prospects are expected to announce their decisions over the next several days.

Most of the Notre Dame recruiting class is set, but there are likely five spots remaining. A couple of those opening could be filled within the next couple days, and by Monday morning Notre Dame recruiting fans should have a pretty good idea of what the 2011 recruiting class will look like.

Brennan Scarlett, the 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end/outside linebacker from Central catholic High School (Portland, Ore.) will announce his college decision this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. EST. Scarlett, a U.S. Army All-American will select between Cal, Notre Dame, UCLA, Stanford and USC.

Ishaq Williams, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound outside linebacker from Lincoln High School (Brooklyn, N.Y.) probably won't hold a press conference, so his decision could come out at any time. Williams wants to enroll early, so his decision will likely need to be made by Sunday. Williams will choose between Notre Dame, Penn State and Syracuse.

Amir Carlisle, the 5-foot-11.5, 190-pound running back from High School ( ,Calif.) has been quite about his recruitment since the beginning of December, but what is know is that he will make his announcement this Saturday. Carlisle will decide between Notre Dame and Stanford.

Bryce Haynes, the 6-foot-4, 185-pound long-snapper from Pinecrest Academy (Cumming, Ga.) is another prospect that hasn't said a lot about his intentions, but he is expected to announce his decision on Saturday. Haynes will likely choose between Notre Dame, Ohio State, North Carolina and Arkansas.

Aaron Lynch, the 6-foot-5, 265-pound defensive end prospect from Island Coast High School (Cape Coral, Fla.) de-committed from Florida State last Saturday night. He is another prospect that would like to enroll early. He was supposed to have been in class at Florida State on Wednesday. That didn't happen, and he will be at Notre Dame this weekend on an official visit. Because he wants to enroll early, expect a decision from Lynch prior to him leaving the Notre Dame campus.

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