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Notre Dame went three for five with the prospects that announced their decisions last week. The Irish landed outside linebacker Ishaq Williams, offensive lineman Nick Martin and defensive end Aaron Lynch. The two prospects that committed elsewhere were running back Amir Carlisle (USC) and Brennan Scarlett (Cal).

Notre Dame currently has 22 commitments and it is possible that the Irish staff will add as many as three more commitments, depending on which players wanted to come to Notre Dame.

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 Florida. He 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

Jake Fisher from Traverse City West High School (Traverse City, Mich.) is the No. 28 ranked offensive tackle in the country. Fisher (6-foot-7, 273-pounds) had been committed to Michigan until the coaching change in Ann Arbor. Fisher opened his recruitment and he did talk to the Notre Dame coaches. Fisher went to Michigan State last weekend and has plans to Visit Florida this weekend and Oregon the following weekend. Notre Dame hasn't offered and it appears the Irish may be able to fill their offensive tackle needs with the prospects that they already have committed. 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 intended on committing this weekend, but decided to delay his decision. With the available spots in Notre Dame's class shrinking, Haynes may have to look elsewhere. Sell

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 and Michigan State, with his last visit schedule for visit Rutgers next weekend. Huggins will make his college announcement on January 28. North Carolina and Rutgers appear to be the main competition. With the big push the Irish have made with top recruits in January, Don't count them out. Hold

Chase Hounshell from Lake Catholic High School (Mentor, Ohio) is the No. 95 ranked defensive end in the country, but he has an offer list of a prospect that should be rated much higher. Hounshell (6-foot-5, 250-pounds) had been committed to Florida since August. Notre Dame had been trying very hard to get back in, but had little luck until December. Urban Meyer stepped down as Florida's head coach, and that week Hounshell took an official visit to Notre Dame. Hounshell has raved about the time he spent in South Bend and now has the Irish even with the Gators. Chase would like to take one more look at each school. He'll visit Notre Dame on January 22, and Florida the following weekend. Although he hasn't de-committed from Florida, I expect that to happen… Buy

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 just visited Stanford last weekend. He will visit USC on January 21 and Notre Dame on January 28. USC came on late with a late offer. Troy has family connections to USC, and despite Jim Harbaugh leaving the Cardinal program, this may come down to a Notre Dame-Stanford battle. The official visits will play a major factor in his decision. 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) had said all the right things throughout the recruiting process and many Notre Dame fans held out hope. Rumors were even circulated that Notre Dame had made a big impression on Richardson at the U.S. Army All-American game and that Richardson was close to committing. My sources said that wasn't the case, and after speaking with Richardson, he confirmed that Notre Dame had been eliminated. If you hadn't done it by now….Sell

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 Ga. Tech. I haven't had a chance to speak with Stephon since he returned from his Ga. Tech visit, but my sources have said that he is still committed to Notre Dame. Buy


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