Dunford's Combine Dish: Running back Robert Hughes
State/School: Chicago, Il Hubbard
Combine Scoop: Physically, Hughes possess all the tools to play major
college football now. Equally impressive is his ability to shift his 210-
plus pound frame through cones with ease and agility, while maintaining superb
balance and body control. Presently Hughes favors Michigan, Miami, Ohio State, and Notre Dame. Other suitors will contend for Hughes's signature as Hughes plans on attending summer camps in the Midwest, South, and ACC
country this summer.
Notre Dame's Contact: Hughes attended Notre Dame's Adidas camp last year and
continues to receive letters from Notre Dame, some of which are hand-written
by coach Ianello.
Dunford's Take: Look for Hughes to look around but ultimately stay in the
Midwest. His physical tools were eye-popping, so much so that it appears that
he is a running back in a linebacker's body. Expect Hughes to visit Notre
Dame or the summer and take in a junior day. Irisheyes will now more about
where Hughes stands after that.
Dunford's Combine Dish: Cornerback Donovan Warren
State/School: Long Beach, CA, Poly
Combine Scoop: Warren sits atop the corner food chain of California. Superb
speed and lighting fast feet, along with great balance and cat-like
quickness, compliments his six-foot height. Despite a slim frame, Warren
meets ball-carriers with aggression and force, and prevented all passes
thrown his way from being competed. According to Warren, "There was no one
here I couldn't't cover."
Notre Dame's Contact: Besides for receiving letters, coach Polian stopped by
his school within the last month. Warren hasn't visited Notre Dame yet
because of the distance.
Dunford's Take: Warren is a gifted athlete with a ton of upside. As noted
before, his slim frame brings questions of toughness. Yet, Warren uses his
acceleration to counteract this misconception and eliminate all questions.
Presenting Notre Dame is in Warren's top five, along with California,
Oregon, USC, and Miami, and their future success in recruiting the talented
cornerback will depend on getting Warren to unofficially visit over the
Dunford's Combine Dish: Wide receiver Greg Little
State/School: Durham, NC, Hillside
Combine Scoop: Little's combination of height, weight, and leaping ability
caught the eyes of many over the weekend. Little is more than adamant about
his interest in Notre Dame and desires to attend a college where he can
receive early playing time and become part of the school and town community.
Notre Dame's Contact: Little receives letters from Notre Dame and plans on
visiting over the spring, perhaps for the spring game.
Dunford's Take: Little is similar to Dorian Dickerson of last year in that
he can run, catch, has great agility, and can jump out the ceiling. A Notre
Dame offer may lead to an instant commitment, despite Little's goal of
announcing his college choice on national TV at next year's All-American
game. Notre Dame in his top five, along with Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Texas,
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