Recruiting in 2015: defense
Notre Dame has offered 26 players on defense that are still on the market, and 30 players on defense in all. Specifically, 26 breaks down to 11 defensive linemen, four linebackers, four safeties and seven cornerbacks. The four prospects that hold Notre Dame offers that have committed elsewhere include Cecil Cherry (Tennessee), Justin Denning (Texas A&M), Shaun Crawford (Michigan) and Daylon Mack (Texas A&M). Only one inside linebacker has been offered thus far, Cecil Cherry, who already committed to Tennessee. However, projected outside linebackers by Scout.com Justin Hilliard and John Houston are being recruiting to play inside by Notre Dame. Defensive tackle 5-star Tim Settle (Manassas, Virginia) 4-star Shy Tuttle (Lexington, North Carolina) 4-star T.D. Moton (Shreveport, Louisiana) 4-star Darrion Daniels (Dallas, Texas) 3-star Elijah Taylor (Cincinnati, Ohio) Defensive end 5-star Keisean Lucier-South (Orange, California) 4-star Rasheem Green (Gardena, California) 4-star Jashon Cornell (Saint Paul, Minnesota) 4-star Hjalte Froholdt (Warren, Ohio) 4-star James Lockhart (Ennis, Texas) 4-star Austin Bryant (Thomasville, Georgia) Outside linebacker 5-star John Houston (Gardena, California) 5-star Malik Jefferson (Mesquite, Texas) 4-star Justin Hilliard (Cincinnati, Ohio) 4-star Jeffery Holland (Jacksonville, Florida) Safety 4-star Marvell Tell (Encino, California) 4-star Kendrell McFadden (Hollywood, Florida) 4-star Tavarus McFadden (Plantation, Florida) 4-star Larry Pryor (Sulphur Springs, Texas) Cornerback 5-star Terry Godwin (Hogansville, Georgia) 4-star Iman Marshall (Long Beach, California) 4-star Kendall Sheffield (Missouri City, Texas) 4-star Minkah Fitzpatrick (Jersey City, New Jersey) 4-star Rashard Causey (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) 4-star Tyrek Cole (Miramar, Florida) 4-star John Reid (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
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