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Scholarship Chart: Room To Get In?

How much room does Notre Dame have remaining in its recruiting class? Irish Illustrated unveils the newest Scholarship Chart, our best guess at Notre Dame’s next roster.

What will Notre Dame’s roster look like next season?

There will be at least some rebuilding after captains Ronnie Stanley, Sheldon Day, Joe Schmidt and Matthias Farley depart. And while Will Fuller said he’ll be back, Jaylon Smith and KeiVarae Russell haven’t committed to any comebacks. It won’t be a surprise if Russell signs off after this season. It will be a shock if Smith doesn’t do the same.

That leaves Notre Dame staring at a talented but reshuffled roster that could return seven starters on offense and just five on defense (or six if Jarron Jones is counted).

Irish Illustrated unveils the Scholarship Chart for 2016, our best guess at how Brian Kelly will assemble a roster that should be deep at quarterback and running back. The freshman class could have the same opportunities to impact the season as it did this year through Josh Adams, Equanimeous St. Brown, Jerry Tillery and Alize Jones. But the impact figures to be felt in the secondary.

Following Deon McIntosh’s commitment on Monday, our roster projections have Notre Dame close to the 85-man scholarship limit with more than two months until National Signing Day. While there will be transfers and perhaps a player coming off scholarship, here’s an early look at how the numbers may shake out next season.

Scholarship Chart 2016

Freshman
Eligibility
30
Sophomore
Eligibility
24
Junior
Eligibility
18
Senior
Eligibility
12
QB Ian Book

DeShone Kizer*
Montgomery VanGorder*
Brandon Wimbush

Malik Zaire*  
RB Deon McIntosh
Tony Jones Jr.
Josh Adams
Justin Brent*
Dexter Williams
Tarean Folston# CJ Prosise*
WR Miles Boykin*
Chase Claypool
Jalen Guyton*
Kevin Stepherson
C.J. Sanders
Equanimeous St. Brown
Corey Holmes
Torii Hunter Jr.#
Will Fuller
Corey Robinson
TE   Alize Jones
Nic Weishar*
Tyler Luatua
Durham Smythe*
 
OT Liam Eichenberg
Tommy Kraemer
Alex Bars* Hunter Bivin*
Mike McGlinchey*
 
OG Parker Boudreaux
Trevor Ruhland*
Jimmy Byrne*
Quenton Nelson*
Colin McGovern#
John Montelus#
Steve Elmer
C Tristen Hoge* Sam Mustipher*    
DE Jamir Jones
Khalid Kareem
Ade Ogundeji
Julian Okwara
Jonathan Bonner* Grant Blankenship
Doug Randolph#
Andrew Trumbetti
Isaac Rochell
DT Micah Dew-Treadway*
Elijah Taylor*
Brandon Tiassum*
Jay Hayes*
Pete Mokwuah*
Jerry Tillery
Daniel Cage
Jacob Matuska*
Jarron Jones*
LB Josh Barajas*
Asmar Bilal*
TeVon Coney Greer Martini
Nyles Morgan
James Onwualu
CB Shaun Crawford#
Julian Love
Donte Vaughn
Ashton White*
Nick Coleman Nick Watkins Devin Butler
Cole Luke
S Jalen Elliott
D.J. Morgan
Spencer Perry
Mykelti Williams*
Nicco Fertta
Drue Tranquill#
  Max Redfield
Avery Sebastian#
ST John Shannon Tyler Newsome*
Justin Yoon
  Scott Daly*
Total 30/85 54/85 72/85 84/85

* Has taken a red-shirt season to preserve a year of eligibility

# Took a medical red-shirt season

Updated: 11/16/15


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