Irish Eyes breaks down Notre Dame's top remaining targets on offense in the 2015 class.
With 17 commitments in the fold, Notre Dame
is apt to take 5-7 more, depending on roster attrition.
Note: For the time being, Notre Dame's quarterback recruiting efforts have halted in 2015 and turned to the 2016 class. Notre Dame's 2015 offensive line class is likely set with three members (Jerry Tillery
, Tristen Hoge
and Trevor Ruhland
Adding a tight end in this class is not pressing, but if an elite prospect wants to jump ship, the Irish would gladly welcome him.
(Las Vegas, Nev., Bishop Gorman) - A UCLA commit since last summer, Jones is keeping his options open, primarily still considering Notre Dame and Oregon. In early September, Jones told Scout.com:
"I'm still solid with UCLA and I feel real good about them. I'm going to take a couple of visits but Notre Dame is the only school I know right now. The visits are more of having a backup plan for me, like a security blanket in case something happens with the coaching staff but I love UCLA and that's where I plan to go."
Shortly thereafter, Jones visited Notre Dame with teammate and Notre Dame commit Nicco Fertitta
for the Irish's blowout win over Michigan. Notre Dame will likely be in the race to land Jones all the way to Signing Day.
Notre Dame has one running back on board in Warrington (Pa.) Central Bucks South's Josh Adams
. Adding a second is a necessity considering zero was the number the Irish signed last year. Depending on how the remanning of the class shakes out, taking a third is not out of the realm of possibility.
(Plano, Texas, High) - Notre Dame's No. 1 running back target visited Notre Dame on an official visit for the Michigan game and came away even higher on the Irish than he was entering his visit. A decision is likely to come in October or November, and Notre Dame is the favorite, though UCLA, Baylor and Texas A&M are also being considered.
(Portland, Ore., Central Catholic) - Notre Dame will receive an official visit from Scarlett, who included the Irish in his to five. Also in his list of favorite includes Oregon, Stanford, UCLA and Washington. He plans to make a decision by December, and Stanford appears to have the edge.
(Miami, Fla., Westminister) - A Miami decommit as of Saturday, Cronkite has maintained a solid relationship with Notre Dame and Tony Alford throughout his recruitment. Expect Cronkite to visit Notre Dame on an official visit at some point this season.
(Winter Garden, Fla., West Orange) - A Miami commit, Williams has also been open to considering other schools. Before he committed to the U, Notre Dame was among strong consideration for his commitment. Similar to Cronkite, look for Williams to visit Notre Dame at some point before Signing Day.
Notre Dame already has an impressive corp of wide receiver commits thus far - Jalen Guyton
, C.J. Sanders
and Miles Boykin
. Adding a fourth elite wide out would likely give the Irish one of the best classes in the nation at that position. Similar to running back (Jamabo), Notre Dame has one prospect clearly defined as the its No. 1 target at the position (St. Brown).
Equanimeous St. Brown
(Anaheim, Calif., Servite) - St. Brown will take his official visit to Notre Dame the weekend the Irish play Stanford on Oct. 4. Notre Dame is in solid position to land St. Brown, who is also considering Stanford, UCLA and USC. Recently, St. Brown told Scout.com:
“I’m still going to take my Notre Dame official, I think. I don’t know if I’m going to take any officials to USC or Stanford because they’re the local schools. I’m still going to think about it. I might take them depending on what time I commit.”
“I definitely want to get up to see UCLA. I haven’t seen any of their games yet, but I plan on getting to one of their home games. I know I’ll be at the USC-UCLA game.”
St. Brown visited Notre Dame in June for Irish Invasion.
(Las Vegas, Nev., Bishop Gorman) - Broadus has kept Notre Dame on his radar since the Irish offered last spring, but he has yet to take a visit. Expect him to take after his season concludes. USC and UCLA are he local favorites.
(Baltimore, Md., Calvert Hall) - Notre Dame has yet to offer Cager, but that could soon change after Irish assistant Scott Booker attends Cager's game vs. John Carroll this Friday night. Cager's fluid top five consists of Alabama, Notre Dame, Rutgers, Ohio State and Virginia Tech. The Irish are the only school on that list to have not offered.
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