Staff Picks: Final Answer

Can Notre Dame close out with a couple four-star talents to round out its offensive class? Could a safety fall to the Irish in the final hours? Welcome to National Signing Day and one final round of predictions as the Irish look to finish strong.

Arrington Farrar
Pete: Notre Dame didn’t know where it stood coming out of last weekend’s official. That usually means the Irish trail. Jake: Farrar represented Notre Dame’s best shot at landing a safety in the run up to signing day. Gut says the visit didn’t do enough. Steve: The safe pick is Wisconsin but Farrar had interest in the Irish early in the recruiting process and made a late visit to South Bend. Anna: The lack of excitement from Farrar’s Irish official is telling. Right now momentum is everything. Notre Dame doesn’t have it.
Pick:
Wisconsin
Confidence:
Medium
Pick:
Wisconsin
Confidence:
Low
Pick:
Notre Dame
Confidence:
Medium
Pick:
Wisconsin
Confidence:
Low
Nate Meadors
Pete: Meadors getting away from UCLA would be a shock upset. Don’t see that happening to a local school. Jake: UCLA received the final visit, which in this case should prove important. Feels like Meadors has been trending that way the whole time. Steve: Notre Dame hurt its chances with Meadors when the Irish made a late pitch to Farrar. Meadors will don a different shade of blue and gold. Anna: Bruins have been the long-time favorite. Tip of the hat (no pun intended) to the local team.
Pick:
UCLA
Confidence:
High
Pick:
UCLA
Confidence:
High
Pick:
UCLA
Confidence:
High
Pick:
UCLA
Confidence:
High
Justin Reid
Pete: Reid tipped his hand when he talked up the Bay Area proximity to his brother. Stanford wins out. Jake: LSU didn’t make a strong enough play and Notre Dame probably didn’t impress enough to overcome Stanford. Steve: Stanford remains the favorite here unless LSU makes a last minute pitch, which isn’t out of the question. Flip a coin. Anna: This one looks like LSU or Stanford. The Cardinal seems like it would be in his best interest.
Pick:
Stanford
Confidence:
High
Pick:
Stanford
Confidence:
Medium
Pick:
Stanford
Confidence:
Low
Pick:
Stanford
Confidence:
Low
Equanimous St. Brown
Pete: Of all the picks here, this is the best bet. Notre Dame has had this locked down for months. Nothing has changed. Jake: Hard to argue with speculation St. Brown has been on board since Notre Dame scratched Lawrence Cager in December. Steve: Notre Dame should land St. Brown and have a strong connection to the younger version of the four-star pass catcher. Anna: All but signed, sealed, and faxed here. Notre Dame’s been the pick for months.
Pick: Notre Dame
Pick:
Notre Dame
Confidence:
High
Pick:
Notre Dame
Confidence:
High
Pick:
Notre Dame
Confidence:
High
Pick:
Notre Dame
Confidence:
High
Dexter Williams
Pete: Tony Alford worked late into National Signing Day Eve to finish this one off for Notre Dame. The Irish will be rewarded. Jake: Miami might be making a late push but it’s difficult to bet against Tony Alford down the stretch here. I won’t do it. Steve: Signing Day Eve drama aside, many people in the know believe Williams is part of the #ShamrockSoliders15. Anna: Miami made a late push, but this doesn’t seem like one Tony Alford will lose.
Pick:
Notre Dame
Confidence:
High
Pick:
Notre Dame
Confidence:
Medium
Pick:
Notre Dame
Confidence:
Medium
Pick:
Notre Dame
Confidence:
High


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