Breaking down the top 5 Notre Dame recruiting class


Once again Notre Dame recruiting is among the best in the nation.

Last time we checked in with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, they were get hammered by the Alabama Crimson Tide in the National Title game. Now they’ve reloaded with a top 5 recruiting class. As listed by position, the Notre Dame recruiting class adds four defensive backs, four wide receivers, three defensive linemen, five offensive linemen, two running backs, three linebackers, one quarterback and two tight ends.

Among the 24 players who will be freshmen for the Irish this fall are:

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Notre Dame loses #1 recruiting class ranking to Florida, as star LB switches schools


Just days after being embarrassed on national television by the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish suffered another loss. No, not coach Brian Kelly who had a very well publicized interview just hours after losing in the national title game, and just days after saying ND is his dream job, with the Philadelphia Eagles. Although that loss may or may not be coming soon, the defection of four star linebacker Alex Anzalone is already here.


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Notre Dame adds top OLB, 5-star recruit Jaylon Smith


Brian Kelly may not be winning as many games as some of the Notre Dame faithful want him to, but he is winning the recruiting battles. They got the 13th member of their class, Jaylon Smith, from just up the road in Ft. Wayne. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound linebacker is a five-star recruit, according to

He is also ranked as the No. 1 outside linebacker and No. 4 overall prospect by

From Irish Sports Daily:

On Saturday, the Irish picked up the verbal commitment of five-star outside linebacker Jaylon Smith of Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne, who made the announcement at the RAS Camp in Angola, Ind.

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Notre Dame Suffers Major Natl Signing Day Loss; Overall Haul Still Very Impressive


Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly did suffer one major setback today, as 5-star wide receiver Deontay Greenberry, Mr. Football in the state of California, verbally committed to ND 8 months ago. Today, he changed his mind and instead signed with Houston.

However, there’s still a lot left in this class. ESPNU ranks the Irish class #9, Scout #15.

The nation’s No. 1 quarterback prospect and state of Indiana Mr. Football Gunner Kiel’s circus act style recruitment saw him committed to the Hoosiers and LSU before enrolling at Notre Dame in January. 5-Star cornerback Tee Shepard is the best overall prospect in this class, and he’s Greenberry’s cousin, so Deontay was expected to follow him to South Bend.

Offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley out of Nevada is another national recruit who could have a big future in South Bend.

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Notre Dame Basketball Recruiting Class Ranked in Top 20


In recent years, Notre Dame college basketball has been more nationally relevant than Notre Dame college football. Sounds kind of weird doesn’t it? Then again look at who the top three projected teams in the Big Ten: Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan- all traditional football powers.

Irish basketball, that is Notre Dame men’s basketball, not a version of the sport from the Emerald Isle, is going to remain strong with the signing class announced this week.

Mike Brey has announced the signing of Zach Auguste (Malborough, Mass./New Hampton School), Cameron Biedscheid (St.Louis, Mo./Cardinal Ritter College Prep) and Austin Burgett (Avon, Ind./Avon)to National Letters of Intent as members of Notre Dame’s class of 2016.

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