IrishEyes Stock Report

Open spots for the 2011 recruiting class are dwindling as are the candidates for those spots. Notre Dame has 23 commitments after adding Chase Hounshell and recapturing Stephon Tuitt last week.

Long-snapper Bryce Haynes from Pinecrest Academy (Cumming, Ga.) received a late offer from Notre Dame to go along with scholarships from Utah State, Ohio 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 all of his official visits and now it's just a matter of making his decision. Huggins will decide between Notre Dame, North Carolina and Auburn, Michigan State, and Rutgers. Huggins will make his college announcement on January 28. North Carolina and Rutgers appear to be the main competition and many say the top teams for Huggins. The Irish have made a big push with top recruits in January, so don't count them out. Hold

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 has visited Stanford and USC with his Notre Dame official visit scheduled to take place this weekend. Troy has family connections to USC, and word is that his visit to USC visit went very well. This had shaped up to be a Notre Dame-Stanford battle, but it now looks the Trojans may have opened this up a little. Notre Dame will have room if Niklas wants to sign up. Troy is scheduled to make his announcement on singing day. Hold Top Stories