Please understand that this list is hardly accurate. At this point even the Irish coaches do not know who they like best because they haven't evaluated all the talent available. Also, I'm quite certain there are a number or players that I will not include for lack of information on them. Just take this list as a very early list and one to keep an eye on. We will be adding and subtracting from this list often.
Quarterback will be an interesting race. I'm not sure if Notre Dame will take one or two quarterbacks at this point. I think that won't be decided until the staff gets a look at the two quarterbacks reporting in August. At any rate, here's some quarterbacks to keep an eye on.Sean Canfield
Gene Delle Donne
Moriarty and Peterman have the ability to play other positions and will probably be looked at very hard by the Irish staff because of this. I'm sure we've missed a few quarterbacks on this list that the Irish will take a look at in May.
There doesn't appear to be as many names at running back so far as we've had in the past. More names will likely surface after May. Here's a list of some backs I'm sure the Irish will take a look at.Mike Brown
I've seen Brown and Wells on film and all I can say is wow! The Irish will also likely recruit Stewart very heavily and already are.
We have an even smaller list for wide receiver at this point. This happens every year because the Irish are not seen as a passing team in the eyes of many top recruits. I've been actively searching for players the Irish are recruiting heavily and have interest in Notre Dame. So far, I haven't found many. We do expect this list to grow quite a bit after Notre Dame evaluates players during May.Donald Washington
We expect a lot more names to surface. Washington has already visited Notre Dame for a junior day.
The Irish will be looking at some tight ends in this recruiting class after not taking a tight end in 2003. Plenty of prospects appear interested. At this point, we're not sure who the top targets are. Here's a list of some to keep an eye on.Anthony Moeaki
We expect more names to surface at tight end. Lorig and McAvoy have been to Notre Dame on unofficial visits. Moeaki says he'll be stopping by as well this spring.
Offensive line is another position that takes a long time before it becomes clear who the top prospects are. The Notre Dame staff has shown that they are extremely picky about offensive linemen and don't just throw offers out there. Plenty of names are interested, but we're not sure who the top targets are at this time.Charles Brown
This is a very early list of offensive linemen. I expect a lot of new names to be added after May.
Defensive line is another area where we expect to see more names added soon. Here is a look at some players we think will be on the list after May.J.B. Paxson
The Irish appear to have a lot of names at linebacker that they are recruiting. We don't expect a shortage of names. They need to sign some inside linebackers in this class.Rey Maualuga
Defensive backs will be a high priority as well. Here is a list of some players we think will be targets.Justin King
Expect this list to change soon and often. But, it's a list none the less to keep handy. I'm certain I've forgotten a number of quality guys, and I'm certain new names with surface very soon. Feel free to add your input on the message boards.