Roster Breakdown

Offense, defense, recruiting profiles, spots remaining -- we've broken it down as Notre Dame and head coach Brian Kelly look to fill the final scholarships for the team's 2013 roster.

Click the links below for previous articles in our 2013 roster series:

Part I: 2013 Offense and 2014 Needs

Part II: 2013 D-Line and Cats plus potential additions

Part III: 2013 Dog linebackers, safeties, and future needs at both spots

Part IV: Cornerbacks and Inside 'Backers

Defense (40)

Safeties coach Bob Elliott noted in December that the 2013 Irish special teams should benefit greatly from the preponderance of defensive backs on next year's roster.

(9) S: Max Redfield, John Turner, C.J. Prosise, Elijah Shumate, Nicky Baratti, Eilar Hardy, Matthias Farley, Chris Badger, Austin Collinsworth

(8) CB: Cole Luke, Rashad Kinlaw, Devin Butler, Keivarae Russell, Jalen Brown, Josh Atkinson, Lo Wood, *Bennett Jackson

(5) Mike/Will LB: Michael Deeb, Jarrett Grace, Kendall Moore, *Carlo Calabrese, *Dan Fox

(9) Dog/Cat LB: Doug Randolph, Jaylon Smith, Romeo Okwara, Ben Councell, Anthony Rabasa, Ishaq Williams, Justin Utupo, *Danny Spond, *Prince Shembo

(9) DL: Isaac Rochell, Jacob Matuska, Jarron Jones, Sheldon Day, Tony Springmann, Stephon Tuitt, Chase Hounshell, Louis Nix, *Kona Schwenke

Offense (41) + ST (2)

Four offensive linemen (Nichols, Heggie, Martin, Watt), three wide receivers (Jones, Smith, and Massa), and Tommy Rees are likely to depart following 2013

(15) OL: Mike McGlinchey, Hunter Bivin, John Monteleus, Steven Elmer, Colin McGovern, Mark Harrell, Ronnie Stanley, Conor Hanratty, Nick Martin, Matt Hegarty, Christian Lombard, Tate Nichols, Bruce Heggie, *Zack Martin, *Chris Watt

(11) WR: Torii Hunter, James Onwualu, Will Fuller, Corey Robinson, Chris Brown, Justin Ferguson, Davonte Neal, DaVaris Daniels, Luke Massa, *T.J. Jones, *Daniel Smith

(6) RB: Greg Bryant, Tarean Folston, Will Mahone, Amir Carlisle, George Atkinson, Cam McDaniel.

(5) QB: Malik Zaire, Gunner Kiel, Everett Golson, Andrew Hendrix, *Tommy Rees

(4) TE: Mike Heuerman, Troy Niklas, Ben Koyack, Alex Welch

(2) Specialists: LS Scott Daly and K/P Kyle Brindza

Breakdown by Profile

Brian Kelly's three recruiting profiles and the scholarships included for each:

Power (24): Defensive Linemen (9) and Offensive Linemen (15)
Remaining Uncommitted Power Prospects: DL Eddie Vanderdoes (Placer HS, Charlotte, CA), Kylie Fitts (Redlands Valley East HS, Redlands Valley, CA)

Big Skill (18): LB (14) and TE (4)
Remaining Big Skill Prospects: OLB Deon Hollins (Marshall HS, Missouri City, TX), OLB Torrodney Prevot (Taylor HS, Houston) TE Durham Smythe (Belton HS, Belton, TX). RB Ty Isaac (Joliet Catholic HS, Joliet Ill.), Dontre Wilson (DeSoto HS, DeSoto, TX)

Skill (39): WR (11), QB (5), RB (6), CB (8), S (9)
Remaining Uncommitted Skill Prospects: WR/Slot Sebastian LaRue (Santa Monica HS, Santa Monica, CA)

Specialists (2): K/P and LS

(2) Potential/Pending Spots: S Jamoris Slaughter (initial request to return for a 6th year denied by the NCAA), K/P Nick Tausch)

Note: (*Denotes collegiate eligibility ends after 2013) Top Stories