Stock Report: Wide Receiver

September closes out with the Notre Dame football team registering a 3-1 record and the Irish 2010 recruiting class adding one prospect to take the total number of commitments to 15. While September was quiet on the recruiting front, expect October to be the fast and furious as the big USC weekend approaches.

Notre Dame already has two wide receiver commitments (Daniel Smith, Bennett Jackson), and they'd like to grab one if not two additional receivers. The probability of landing an elite guy went out the door over the last month and a half when Kyle Prater and Robert Woods committed to rival USC; Justin McCay selected Oklahoma and Floridian, Kadron Boone opted for Texas Tech. The question now is, where are the new targets? Who does Notre Dame go after at this point, and can they get in this late in the process? As of now the list of receivers is down to three, and the probability of landing two of the prospects below is slim.

Tai-ler Jones (6-foot-0, 174-pounds): Jones is another wide receiver prospect Notre Dame fans expected to sign with the Irish in February, but somewhere along the way the No. 21 ranked wide receiver and Gainesville High School (Ga.) product decided to take a detour to Palo Alto (Calif.) Jones is going to take an official visit to Notre Dame for the USC game, but for the time being the Stanford commitment is holding firm with the Cardinal. Don't expect much movement from Tai-lor until October 17th. Hold

Corey Cooper (6-2, 203-pounds): Cooper committed to Illinois well over a year ago, but he has been talking about taking official visits almost as soon as he got off the phone with the Illinois coaches. Notre Dame has always been in the mix and he'll get a look at the Irish when USC comes to town (10/17). The only other visit Cooper has scheduled at this time is Illinois. Missouri, Arizona, Tennessee and Stanford are the other schools Corey is still considering. Other schools are looking at Cooper as a safety as well. He does like the idea of playing offense at the next level, but I don't think it will be the determining factor. If Illinois continues to struggle, look for Notre Dame's chances to improve, but for now… Sell

DeAndrew White (6-0, 170-pounds) : Scout.com No. 20 rated wide receiver had dropped off the map for some time, only to reemerge recently with talk about a potential visit to Notre Dame. White put recruiting on the backburner once football season started, and hasn't set any official visits to date. In-state Texas has not offered White, but if they did, it's likely that they would become the favorite. Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Florida, Auburn, Alabama and LSU are among Whites favorites and all have offered. If White eventually decides to visit, the Irish will have a chance… then again, I doubt that chance is very good. Sell


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