Recruiting Reset: Linebackers

Notre Dame's recruiting board is concentrated since the Irish have 19 commitments, including 11 on offense. is taking a look at the offered recruits remaining on the board, and the latest stop focuses on the linebackers.

Of Notre Dame's 19 committed prospects, 11 are on the offensive side of the ball.

The Irish are filled at quarterback, tight end, offensive line and running back, but remain in the mix for another receiver and a multi-purpose running back.

Defensively is another matter as the Irish remain involved with a number of prospects.

At linebacker, Jaylon Smith, Danny Mattingly, Alex Anzalone and Michael Deeb are committed, but the recruiting continues for a number of players and takes a look at where Notre Dame stands with linebacker prospects holding offers.

Deon Hollins, DE, 6-2, 222, Marshall High, Missouri City, Texas
Hollins is committed to UCLA but is going to take visits to other schools. On his radar are Washington, Notre Dame and Boise State. The Irish like him for the CAT position, and he is talking to coach Brian Kelly about the Irish. If he doesn't stick with UCLA, the Huskies may be the team to beat.

Tyrell Robinson, S, 6-3, 205, Lincoln Senior High, San Diego, Calif.
Schools are recruiting Robinson to play outside linebacker, and the Irish are in the mix along with Oregon, Washington, USC, Missouri, Miami, San Diego State, UCLA and Arizona State. A key is Robinson will take visits with his twin brother, Tyree Robinson, who is being recruited as an athlete.

Ebenezer Ogundeko, DE, 6-2, 235, Thomas Jefferson High, Brooklyn, N.Y.
The strange recruitment of Ogundeko saw him delay his decision twice and now he is contemplating official visits before deciding late. He plans to make official visits to Arizona State and Florida in October, and Syracuse after the season. Notre Dame and Alabama also remain on is radar, but at this point Syracuse and Florida seem to be in front.

Victor Egu, OLB, 6-3, 215, De La Salle, Concord, Calif.
Egu could have gone in the defensive end category, but he is being listed here because of his athleticism. He is talking about a top five that will include Notre Dame, California, Oregon and Washington, but getting him off the west coast will be a chore.

Isaac Savaiinaea, MLB, 6-3, 230, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii
Notre Dame doesn't need another interior linebacker in the class, but Savaiinaea is a special talent who the Irish would have to take if he wanted to come. He is committed to Stanford and will visit there, and also plans on tripping to Texas A&M (Sept. 29), UCLA, Florida and Notre Dame. It helps the Irish to have Punahou graduates Manti Te'o and Roby Toma on the roster this season, and Savaiinaea seems like a strong fit with the Irish. Top Stories