Big Board: Wide receiver

A breakdown of how many wide receivers Notre Dame is likely to add in 2015, where Notre Dame stands with its top targets at the position, and what ideal playing styles the Irish would like to add to compliment their current wide out commits and roster.

In order of prospects' rankings:

1. Christian Kirk (Scottsdale, Ariz., Saguaro) - Kirk is high on USC and Texas A&M, but Notre Dame is still recruiting Kirk hard. The absence of contact between the two parties last fall could ultimately hurt Notre Dame's chances of securing an official visit, but for now the Irish are still in the hunt.

2. Equanimeous St. Brown - He has a top three of Notre Dame, Stanford and USC. If he doesn't visit this summer, expect him to take an official.

3. Alex Ofodile - Ofodile is a Missouri legacy and likely an Oklahoma lean, a situation that's going to be tough to beat, even though Notre Dame is likely third or fourth in line. He plans on announcing his decision this summer.

4. Cordell Broadus (Las Vegas, Nev., Bishop Gorman) - Broadus already knows four of his officials - Florida State, LSU, Miami and Notre Dame, He'll be a hard pull from USC/UCLA, but his interest in Notre Dame is legit. He's visiting for Irish Invasion.

5. Ryan Newsome (Aledo, TX, High) - Newsome has already set an official to Notre Dame, the only official visit he's set up for the fall. A slot receiver, Notre Dame has a great chance to land him.

6. Miles Boykin (New Lenox, Ill., Providence Catholic) - Boykin would be the ideal hybrid wide receiver that Notre Dame would like to take in this class. He's from nearby Illinois, is very familiar with Notre Dame, and obviously has the size and skills to excel at the position. Boykin could pop for Notre Dame as early as this spring or choose to ride it out longer as he continues to reel in offers. Michigan State, Ohio State and Florida have made moves on Boykin this spring, but Notre Dame is still in great shape. His next visit to Notre Dame (and third of the calendar year) - June 14.

7. K.J. Hill (North Little Rock, Ark., High) - Hill planned on visiting Notre Dame in the spring, but was forced to cancel due to transportation issues. He recently told Irisheyes that he's "working on" getting to campus for Irish Invasion. Notre Dame is running behind Arkansas and Oklahoma State at this point.

8. Michael Chigbu (New Orleans, La., Holy Cross) - Chigbu is planning to make a summer decision, so that doesn't bode well for Notre Dame, but he did say recently that a visit to Notre Dame this summer is possible.

9. Stanley Norman (Gardena, Calif., Juniperro Serra) - Nicknamed "Scrappy," Norman has yet to cut his list, but he's racked up close to 20 scholarship offers. UCLA and Oklahoma are likely in the best position right now. He could project as a corner, and graduating early is a possibility.

10. Adrian Miller (Dallas, Texas, Bishop Dunne) - Miller has been pretty low key about his recruitment so far, but he's starting to gather increased attention from big time schools. With Notre Dame's connections to Bishop Dunne, the Irish could come on strong here later in the game, should they still need to add an outside threat.

11. Malik Lovette (Redlands, Calif. East Valley) - Notre Dame is high on Lovette's list entering the summer. USC will be the biggest competition. He's not visiting this summer, so an official visit is the next step. (Lovette is ranked as the No. 26 running back on Scout.)

Other notable offers: George Campbell, Tyron Johnson, Kirk Merritt, Carlos Strickland

With commits jack-of-all trades Jalen Guyton and slot receiver C.J. Sanders on board, Notre Dame is still likely to add two more wide receivers in this class. Preferably, one would fit the bill as a hybrid running back/slot (Lovette). The other wide receiver would ideally be an outside threat with size (Boykin, St. Brown). Also a good fit would be another true slot (Newsome).

Guyton was a great prospect to get on board this spring. He's a smooth, sure-fire deep threat with nice size that comes from one of the winningest programs in the nation. Sanders is a smart player with impressive speed in the slot and has potential to make an early impact on special teams.

Notre Dame is sitting in great position with a number of talented wide receiver prospects. It will not have trouble filling two more spots in this class, and the Irish may find themselves turning away quality prospects as spots fill up. Top Stories