Early word: Betiku has been talking up the possibility of visiting Notre Dame since scoring an offer this offseason. He hasn’t been playing football long but flashes high end upside.
Early word: Notre Dame offered Bledsoe almost out of the blue last month. He had already been keeping tabs on the Irish and would like to visit.
Early word: Sounds like a spring visit is in the works for Boudreaux, who saw Brian Kelly and Tony Alford visit school before National Signing Day.
Early word: Bredeson is working with a top group of Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Wisconsin. Harry Hiestand stopped by school last month.
Early word: Corley is one of the top skill position prospects in the Midwest for the Class of 2016. Notre Dame, Michigan State and Ohio State are heavily involved.
Early word: Notre Dame is battling Ohio State for one of its top prospects on the offensive line. Eichenberg is looking to return for junior day.
Early word: Notre Dame extended an offer to Ferns last month, getting formally involved with a familiar family. Ferns plans to make visits after basketball season.
Early word: Haskins is one of the elite quarterbacks in the Class of 2016 and has had the attention of Matt LaFleur for months. He’s already visited.
Early word: Hayes had the Irish leading at one point before visiting USC and giving the Trojans a verbal pledge. Notre Dame remains involved.
Early word: Assistant Scott Booker has been a steady presence at school in recruiting Holyfield, the son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield.
Early word: Jordan emerged as a top target with an offer after Hiestand visited school in January. He attends the same school that produced former Irish kicker Kyle Brindza.
Early word: King reeled in major offers all season in becoming one of the most sought after Midwest prospects. He visited during the fall.
Early word: Notre Dame reeled in an elite offensive tackle Oct. 4 when Kramer gave a verbal commitment. He’s already approaching five-star status.
Early word: Several big name programs have already come calling for Layne, including the in-state Buckeyes. Notre Dame offered early in the season.
Early word: Mack hails from the same program that produced linebacker Jaylon Smith, a close friend. Don’t count out Ohio State in this one though.
Early word: Mitchell recently released a top eight with Notre Dame still in the mix. Florida State, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State are among those also involved.
Early: Alford has been in regular contact with Mullen, an elite cornerback from one of the top talent-producing programs in Florida.
Early word: Notre Dame is one of several offers to roll in for Nixon this offseason. Speed is Nixon’s calling card.
Early word: Patterson visited South Bend during the season and is perhaps the top target overall in the Class of 2016, although it’ll be a tough pull.
Early word: Mike Elston offered Robertson last summer after a strong camp performance. Robertson, an Ohio native, is looking close at Ohio State as well.
Early word: Robertson comes from the same program that produced Notre Dame linebacker Joe Schmidt and is a likely visitor down the road.
Early word: One of the top linebackers out west, Toailoa has seen plenty of Bob Elliott over the last year. Toailoa has taken notice.
Early word: Vaughns is the top offensive prospect on the West Coast in the Class of 2016. He’s listed USC, UCLA, Notre Dame, Washington and Oklahoma as standouts.
Early word: Alford and Washington have a recruiting relationship that dates back months. He’s already visited campus as well.
Early word: Alford offered Watts earlier this week. Watts plans to return the interest by making a spring visit to campus.