Recruiting Reset: Cornerbacks

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

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 cornerback, the Irish already have commitments from Rashad Kinlaw and Devin Butler, but the recruiting continues for a number of players and IrishEyes.com takes a look at where Notre Dame stands with cornerbacks holding offers.

Chris Hawkins, CB, 6-0, 170, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High
Hawkins is committed to USC, but he wants to make an official visit to Notre Dame. At this point, if the Trojans continue to push to keep the commitment, getting him away from USC will be difficult for the Irish. He also talking about visits to Alabama, Oregon and Arizona State as well. He is saving USC for his last visit.

Mackensie Alexander, CB, 5-11, 185, Immokalee (Fla.) High
Alexander doesn't do many interviews and doesn't give much away, but he did visit Notre Dame over the summer. He also tripped to Alabama, Florida State and Kentucky but has a very strong relationship with Irish tight end commit Mike Heuerman. Don't be stunned no matter what happens because this one is unpredictable.

Cole Luke, CB, 6-0, 165, Hamilton High, Chandler, Ariz.
Luke made a visit to campus in the summer and it went well, but he wants to go to school with his twin sister. He has a top four of Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas and USC, with an official visit to Texas set for Oct. 6. This is the type of recruiting battle Notre Dame hasn't won lately.

L.J. Moore, CB, 6-1, 175, Central East Campus High, Fresno, Calif.
Moore nearly committed to UCLA a few weeks ago but he wants to make some official visits. He has a top five of UCLA, Notre Dame, California, Oregon State and Arizona State, and will be at Notre Dame for the Sept. 22 game against Michigan. Getting him off the west coast will be a chore, though.

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