Recruiting Reset: Safeties concludes its "Recruiting Reset" series with a look at safety, not necessarily a position of need after August's influx, but among 19 current Irish commitments, none are safeties.

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 safety, the Irish are yet to land a player in the 2013 class, although cornerback back commit Rashad Kinlaw does have the size to play there. takes a look at where Notre Dame stands with cornerbacks holding offers.

Tyree Robinson, CB, 6-2, 200, Lincoln High, San Diego
Robinson and his twin brother, Tyrell, are being recruited by the Irish and they are looking to visit in the fall, although a visit has not been set. Tyree is being recruited by most schools as an athlete but may fit best with the Irish as a safety. Basketball is important to both Robinsons, who are also looking at playing both sports in college.

Priest Willis, CB, 6-2, 190, Marcos De Niza High, Tempe, Ariz.
Willis is rated as a five-star cornerback, but the Irish are looking at him as safety. He is set for an official visit to Notre Dame for the Sept. 22 game against Michigan, and also has trips set to Nebraska (Oct. 27) and LSU (Nov. 3). He is unsure when a decision will come, and it is a good thing the Irish get to make a big impression early.

Marcus Ball, S, 6-3, 205,Westerville-South High, Westerville, Ohio
Ball's situation is unconventional in that he projects as a safety but the Irish talked to him last month about playing linebacker. He isn't keen on the idea, but he is still intrigued by the Irish and could take an official visit to South Bend, Ind. If the Irish soften and look at him as a safety, they will become a major player.

Leon McQuay, S, 6-1, 185, Armwood High, Seffner, Fla.
McQuay could still make a visit to Notre Dame, but Vanderbilt, USC and Florida State are in better shape. Oregon is also in the mix, but getting all five visits in before a Nov. 26 decision date will be tough. Marcell Harris, S, 6-2, 200, Dr. Phillips High, Orlando
Harris is looking hard at Texas, Clemson and USC, and at this point isn't giving Notre Dame much of a look. He was also thinking of committing to Florida recently but is continuing to wait.

Antonio Conner, S, 6-1, 205, South Panola High, Batesville, Miss.
Conner has Alabama, LSU, Ole Miss and Mississippi State ahead and likely will stay in the SEC, leaving the Irish on the outside looking out.

Editor's note: Ridgeland High (Rossville, Ga.) five-star Vonn Bell is no longer considering the Irish.

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