10 to track across the nation

As spots continue to fill in the class of 2012, Irisheyes.com reviews 10 national prospects for Irish fans to watch in the class of 2013.

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has shown the ability to pull players in from coast-to-coast and 2013 will be no different. Here are 10 names from across the country Irish fans should follow.


Matthew Alviti - QB – Park Ridge (IL) Maine South HS
Scouting Report:

HT: 6'0 WT: 170

Most love what they see from Alviti early and the Irish joined Illinois, Indiana and Northwestern in offering. UCLA is also very high on Alviti and there are family ties to the Bruins. May not have the height many look for but makes up for it with a strong arm and the ability to move the pocket and keep plays alive. Something you must be able to do in Brian Kelly's offense.

Ty Isaac - RB – Joliet (IL) Catholic Academy
Scouting Report:

HT: 6'2 WT: 195

Taller running back that has already picked up an offer from the Irish and others. Shows good quick feet with a tall running style. With his size he can add more weight without losing speed and be a solid back in a spread attack.

Ahmad Fulwood – WR – Jacksonville (FL) Bishop Kenny HS
Scouting Report:

HT: 6'4 WT: 200

Big physical wide receiver that Brian Kelly loves to work with in his spread attack. Has interest in the Irish and hopes for a summer visit did not happen. If the Irish can get him on campus they'll have a chance, however, his offer list has grown to include many of the top programs in the south.

Adam Breneman – TE – Camp Hill (PA) Cedar Cliff HS
Scouting Report:

HT: 6'5 WT: 220

Showing early signs of being one of the top tight ends in the country for the 2013 class. Flex type of tight end who has played some receiver at the high school level. Shows good body control and the ability to made the hard catches in traffic. Has the Irish high on his list of offers and will look to visit for the USC game.

Steven Elmer – OT - Midland (MI) HS
Scouting Report:

HT: 6'6 WT: 297

While the Irish have a solid core group of offensive linemen in the pipeline now, the 2013 class will be important to keep the depth coming to South Bend. Big physical offensive lineman who is a solid run blocker but at times gets too high. Shows solid fundamentals and the ability to pull and hit the hole.

James Hearns – LB – Tallahassee (FL) Lincoln HS
Scouting Report:

HT: 6'3 WT: 235

Long framed player who is listed as a middle backer but film shows a player capable of playing outside or on the edge. Hearns is explosive and shows the willingness to hit with aggression. At times he over runs a play but can be coached up and contained. Early offer list is impressive with Alabama, Florida and the Irish among others at the top of the list.

Ethan Pocic – OT – Lemont (IL) Township HS
Scouting Report:

HT: 6'6 WT: 265

Athletic, long offensive lineman already offered by the Irish who is still developing his game. Shows solid technique with a strong punch for a player at this stage of his game. Already holds reported offers from Wisconsin, West Virginia, Purdue, Michigan State and Illinois.

Laremy Tunsil – OT – Lake City (FL) Columbia HS - South
Scouting Report:

HT: 6'6 WT: 280

Another athletic offensive line prospect with great upside. Early verbal offer list is impressive with USC, Florida, Georgia and Florida State joining the Irish. Many feel Tunsil is Florida State's to lose and he could be a hard player for the Irish to get out of state.

Reggie Davis – WR – Tallahassee (FL) Lincoln HS
Scouting Report:

HT: 6'1 WT: 180

Notre Dame is going after Davis because of his great speed. Listed as a wide receiver, it's his ability as a kick returner that makes him a player the Irish would love to land. Davis reports the Irish and Florida as early offers so far, but he'll be a player many programs will be monitoring.

Richard Benjamin – WR – Tampa (FL) Middleton HS
Scouting Report:

HT: 6'1 WT: 180

Another Florida wide receiver prospect with speed and the ability to return kicks. Good size and physical abilities make Benjamin a scoring threat every time he touches the ball.

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