Recruiting: Notre Dame's QB Board

IrishEyes.com takes a look at the quarterback names on Notre Dame's recruiting board.

Will Notre Dame take a quarterback in the 2014 class?

It remains to be seen, but after the nation's No. 1 quarterback, Kyle Allen, opted to commit to Texas A&M prior to his planned trip to South Bend, Ind., the quarterback situation has become murky.

IrishEyes.com takes a look at the situation.


David Cornwell, Norman (Okl.) High North
Notre Dame jumped in with Cornell late in the process and right now it has a lot of work to do. Cornwell was slated to throw at Alabama's camp earlier this week, and he is also looking at several other SEC schools. Compounding the issue is whether Cornell will be eligible this season, which could cut into his development if he is not allowed to play.

Skinny: It looks like a long shot at this point.


Jacob Park, Stratford High, Goose Creek, S.C.
Notre Dame got back involved with Park in the spring after a long period of inactivity, but it doesn't seem to making much of a difference. Park is looking hard at staying in state and going to South Carolina, or going to Virginia Tech. Skinny: It will take a drastic change of events for Park to be Irish.


Brandon Dawkins, Oaks Christian Academy, Westlake Village, Calif.
When it was announced Everett Golson was no longer enrolled at Notre Dame and would not be available for the 2013 season, Hawkins quickly went to Twitter and talked about his desire to commit to the Irish. He went so far as to tweet the Irish coaches weren't picking up when he called, so he couldn't commit.
Skinny: Actions speak louder than words in recruiting, and Dawkins not yet being committed to Notre Dame says it all.


Michael O'Connor, IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
O'Connor visited Notre Dame during the spring and liked what he saw, but an offer never came. The Irish also watched him throw in Florida, and again, an offer didn't come. He is set to announce this weekend, and it looks like Penn State is the team to beat.
Skinny: If the Irish wanted O'Connor, he'd have an offer by now.


DeShone Kizer, Central Catholic High, Toledo, Ohio
Kizer has an impressive offer list, but it does not include one from the Irish. Notre Dame saw him throw and was active with him in the spring, but again, no offer came his way. If the Irish decide to offer, it immediately becomes a realistic option.
Skinny: The Irish had its chance to offer and it didn't happen.


Jalen Greene, Serra High, Gardena, Calif.
Greene is committed to Boise State, but the Irish are sniffing around to see his interest level. At this point, there isn't much going on but that could change if Notre Dame wants to press the issue. However, Greene has been committed to Boise State for two months, and getting a quarterback to flip is not an easy proposition.
Skinny: It will be a long shot for Greene to land at Notre Dame.

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