Recruit Run Down

This is a quick overview of the top recruits the Irish are still pursuing. From quarterback to defensive back, here is the run down at each position.

Notre Dame has nine commitments to date, but that appears likely to change soon. Beginning with quarterback, here is a look at each position and where Notre Dame stands with each recruit that has not yet committed.

Quarterback

Demetrius Jones - Changes by the minute.

Mitch Mustain - Notre Dame has an excellent shot to land Mustain. Arkansas is now considered to be the top competition.

Wide Receiver

Terrence Austin – UCLA, Notre Dame and Oregon are the best bets.

Richard Jackson – Should come down to a Miami vs. Notre Dame battle.

Laron Moore – Notre Dame appears to be the leader, but several Big XII schools are also involved, as well as Louisiana State.

George West – Notre Dame is the team to beat. The question is which weekend will West take his official visit to South Bend?

Tight End

Konrad Reuland – UCLA and Southern California have been considered the teams to beat, but Notre Dame is in the mix.

Andrew Quarless – Miami, Penn State and Virginia have offered and are the competition. Notre Dame had not offered as of July.

Offensive Line

Matt Carufel – Notre Dame, Iowa, Minnesota, Florida and Miami are the top five. Look for Notre Dame or Iowa to win out.

Antonio Logan-El – The big fella is a possibility, but he has to clear admissions first. Probably a wait and see until after his fall semester transcripts have been updated.

Jacques McClendon – Soft verbal to Tennessee, but is looking at other schools. Notre Dame has a shot at an official visit.

Daron Rose – A long way to go for Rose's signature. Look for Notre Dame to in the hunt until the end.

Alex Stadler – The best bets are Alabama, Notre Dame, Florida State, Virginia Tech and possibly Michigan.

Chris Stewart - Louisiana State, Texas A&M and Notre Dame are the best bets.

Bartley Webb – Soon to be an "official" Notre Dame commitment.

Daniel Wenger - Florida, Miami and Notre Dame are considered to be the teams to beat.

Sam Young - Young's decision is expected to be very late, if not even National Signing Day. Penn State, Stanford, Notre Dame, Michigan, Miami, Southern California and Florida are the teams still under consideration.

Defensive End

Lawrence Marsh – Notre Dame, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida are all involved.

Morrice Richardson – Notre Dame is slowly entering the race, but he's a good bet to stay down South.

Defensive Tackle

Jason Kates – Notre Dame has been considered the front-runner since the spring. When he will announce is anyone's guess.

Butch Lewis – Several schools are still involved, Notre Dame included. Southern California and Georgia are two teams to watch.

Gerald McCoy – Until otherwise proven Oklahoma has to be considered the favorite, but Notre Dame has as good a shot as anyone to land him. Miami and Tennessee are two other schools McCoy appears to be fond of.

Linebacker

Allen Bradford – Could be an official visitor for the Southern California game. UCLA is the best bet.

Anthony Lewis – Look for his decision to come down to Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Texas A&M.

Toryan Smith – Notre Dame has sought out Smith for the middle linebacker position from the outset. The competition is stiff with schools such as Florida, Oklahoma, Louisiana State, Michigan, Georgia and Nebraska also involved.

Cornerback

Asher Allen – Distance is a factor, but Notre Dame has a shot to land an official visit.

Dominique Franks – Needs to improve his academic standing before receiving an official offer. Miami, Notre Dame, Tennessee and several other schools are involved.

Raeshon McNeil – May or may not visit Chapel Hill before making his decision. Expected to choose the Irish.

Devin Ross – Notre Dame has ground to make up, but Ross must first improve his core GPA to receive an offer. Nebraska, Oklahoma and Michigan are the best bets.

Darrin Walls – Look for Notre Dame to win out in the end. Michigan is the main competition. Florida, Southern California and several others are giving chase.

Robert Williams – Ohio State is his first choice, but the Buckeyes appear to be unlikely to offer. Notre Dame is next in line for Williams, but academics need a lift first and foremost before an offer is extended.

Safety

Sergio Brown – Notre Dame and Illinois are the front-runners.

Kicker

Kai Forbath – It is down to UCLA and Notre Dame. It is hard to pick against the Bruins with a California recruit.

SMITTY'S TAKE - Notre Dame has done a great job thus far with its trop targets. Still, more names are likely to be added to the list come this fall. There are obviously other recruits involved with the Irish, but the names above are the best bets.


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