IE Stock Report: RB & WR

With 16 commitments for the 2011 recruiting class on board, Notre Dame has a limited number of spots remaining. IrishEyes takes a look at the top recruiting targets at wide receiver and running back.

Notre Dame landed a commitment from Justice Hayes, which could satisfy the running back needs for the class of 2011, but with one of the top running backs still on the board in Savon Huggins, you have to believe the Irish would certainly like to add him if he's willing to come.

Savon Huggins, (5-foot-11, 198-pounds) St. Peters Preparatory School (Jersey City, N.J.):'s No. 6 ranked running back, is the complete back that Brian Kelly seeks for his offense. He has game-breaking ability whenever he touches the ball. Huggins can run inside as well as outside. He's a strong runner that has very good balance, so he's difficult to bring down. Huggins can catch the ball out of the backfield and he doesn't mind blocking. His high school runs the spread offense, but he has indicated that he may prefer to run out of pro-set in college. Huggins named his top-10 as Rutgers, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Notre Dame, Miami, Wisconsin and Penn State. Huggins made a trip to South Bend at the end of July and came away impressed, but he has said positive things about every school he has visited. He will likely take all of his visits, but only one during the fall, so there is a long way to go in this race, and plenty of recruiting work for the Irish to do. I'm not sure that isn't a god thing for the Irish. A big season and the ability to showcase the offense might make a strong impression on Huggins. Hold

Remound Wright, Bishop Dwenger High School (Ft. Wayne, Ind.): If there's a prospect you can't help but root for, it's Wright. He's a great kid from a top in-state program that has sent a number of kids to Notre Dame recently. Wright is an all-around back that plays bigger than his 5-foot-8, 195-pound frame. He has good speed, great vision and is a very productive player that could eaily fit into Brian Kelly's offense. Wright is committed to Stanford, but if the Irish extend an offer, it would certainly make him think. Hold

Wide Receiver

George Atkinson , (6-foot-2, 195-pounds): The Granada High School (Livermore, Calif.) product is being recruited by most schools as either running back or wide receiver. He certainly could fit either position at Notre Dame, and it appears the Irish are selling him on the possibility of playing both spots in Kelly's offense. George, along with his twin brother Josh (offered as a cornerback), have made plans to be in South Bend for the Michigan game (Sept. 11). George will visit Oregon the following week. The Ducks may have been the team to beat because George and Josh have been able to visit a number of times, but the Irish will get their shot and I expect Notre Dame to solidify themselves at the top in a couple weeks. : Buy

Miles Shuler, (5-foot-11, 175-pounds): At Long Branch High School (Long Branch, N.J.) Shuler plays quarterback, but once he lands on a college campus he'll likely end up playing wide receiver or possibly cornerback. He recently named his top-7 as; Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Nebraska, Florida, Notre Dame, Northwestern and Michigan. Florida is the only school recruiting Shuler as a defensive back. I'm pretty sure that he'd like to be on the offensive side of the ball, so I'd scratch Florida of the list, although he has said that he'll take an official visit to Gainesville. The Irish should also get a visit. Rutgers has been mentioned as a near lock, and with the friendship with Huggins, it is easy to see the duo as package deal to the Scarlet Knights. An exciting year for the Irish offense and I think the Irish might give Shuler to think about… Hold

Hakeem Flowers, (6-foot-3, 180-pounds): The wide receiver from Wade Hampton High School (Greenville, S.C.) is rated No . 82 by, but don't let that fool you in terms of his popularity with college coaches. Flowers has over 40 scholarship offers from around the country. Flowers has plans to reduce his list to ten. Flowers has talked about visiting Notre Dame all summer, and never made it. He's said that he'd like to take a visit for the Michigan game, but I'm not sure that will happen. Sell

DaVaris Daniels , (6-foot-2, 180-pounds): Daniels from Vernon Hills High School (Vernon Hills, Ill.) has named Notre Dame as one of his leaders and I believe that he'd already be in this class if Notre Dame could accept his commitment. The No. 12 rated wide receiver has some work to do in the classroom, then expect him to jump aboard. It's that simple. Hold Top Stories