Big Board: Offense

Notre Dame has picked up three commitments in the past month, and the Irish could be pacing to add another (on defense) this Thursday. Find out where Notre Dame stands with its top remaining prospects on offense inside.

On the offensive side of the ball, Notre Dame is set at quarterback (one - Brandon Wimbush) and offensive line (three - OT Jerry Tillery, OG Trevor Ruhland and OG Tristen Hoge).

With 20 commitments in the fold thus far in the 2015 class, Notre Dame will likely take three to four more to cap off at 23 or 24 pledges for this cycle.

The first number in parenthesis indicates the current number of position committed in this class; the second represents the number Notre Dame would still like to add. The star indicates the number is flexible (see notes).

Running back (1-1*)

4-star Nicholas Brossette (New Orleans, La., University Lab) - This LSU commit took an official visit to Notre Dame for its win over Stanford in early October. Notre Dame sold him well and he maintains constant contact with Irish recruiting coordinator and running back coach Tony Alford, though a flip in commitment wouldn't occur until later in the recruiting calendar if Brossette should decide to become Irish.

3-star Kendall Bussey (New Orleans, La., Isidore Newman) - This Nebraska commitment picked up a Notre Dame offer in September. He plans to consult with his father at the conclusion of his high school season too assess if taking visits elsewhere is something he'll do. It's possible Notre Dame could be finished recruiting the position by then, and Bussey is a back-up option for the Irish at this point.

4-star Sotonye Jamabo (Plano, Texas, West) - Notre Dame's No. 1 target on the board, Jamabo will likely choose between Notre Dame and UCLA. He took his official to Notre Dame for the Michigan game, and last weekend he visited UCLA. Before his official to UCLA, Jamabo had named the Irish his leader. However, the Bruins certainly picked up steam after he spent the weekend in Los Angeles. Visits to Baylor and Texas A&M are still on the table, though nothing has been scheduled. Expect it to reach November before anything is announced. Personal opinion: Rather neck-and-neck right now between Notre Dame and UCLA. Notre Dame's longer-standing relationship with him and academic opportunities are competing against an enticing culture at UCLA, and I see the Irish winning out in the end.

4-star Cameron Scarlett (Portland, Ore., Central Catholic) - Scarlett visited Notre Dame on an official visit for the Stanford game, his first time visiting the Irish. Notre Dame trails Stanford slightly here, though Notre Dame gave him plenty to think about following his visit. Scarlett doesn't plan on taking his official to Stanford until January, so he could be automatically eliminated from the equation at Notre Dame if his position is filled.

Notes: Four-star running back Nyheim Hines of Garner (N.C.) High has a top six that does not include Notre Dame, but the Irish are still in contention for an official visit, though it remains a long-shot for Hines to end up in South Bend. Four-star Jordan Cronkrite of Miami (Fla.) Westminister also plans to take an official visit to Notre Dame. The Irish could potentially add two more running backs in the instance that Brossette and Jamabo both want to come on board, and numbers allow for it.

Wide receiver (3-1)

4-star Cordell Broadus (Las Vegas, Nev., Bishop Gorman) - Broadus will take an official visit to Notre Dame in December. However, it's fair to assess that it seems unlikely Broadus ends up outside of Los Angeles.

3-star Lawrence Cager (Baltimore, Md., Calvert Hall) - Cager picked up a Notre Dame offer last week after being on the Irish's radar for quite some time. He will take an official to Notre Dame in December. Ohio State is currently the team to beat.

4-star Equanimeous St. Brown (Anaheim, Calif., Servite) - Notre Dame's No. 1 wide out prospect on the board, St. Brown is still considering the Irish along with UCLA, Utah and USC. He took an official visit to Notre Dame for the Stanford game and is well acclimated with what the Irish have to offer him. Visits to USC and Utah are likely before he reaches a final decision.

Notes:Though he's Notre Dame's No. 1 at the spot, the Irish won't necessarily hold his spot until February if another wide out wants to jump on board.

Tight end (0-1*)

5-star Alize Jones (Las Vegas, Nev., Bishop Gorman) - This UCLA commit visited Notre Dame for the Michigan game, and he'll likely be back on an official visit before signing day. Notre Dame could present a serious threat to the Bruins come January and February.

Notes: Five-star Michigan tight end commit Chris Clark of Old Farms (Conn.) Avon was recruited heavily by the Irish before he committed to the Wolverines. He's decided to open up his recruitment to take other visits, and Notre Dame could potentially receive one. Not a position of dire need in this class, it's very possible Notre Dame would be fine depth-wise passing on taking a tight end in his class.


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