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    I guess it's never too early..................Bolded names are 2014 recruiting cycle prospects that I have read as ND targets.............

    Class of 2014 All-American Team (free)

    Looking down the road a couple of years, it looks like it's going to be a banner year for elite prospects in states along the gulf coast. Alabama, Louisiana and Texas had three selections each on 247Sports Class of 2014 All-American team. Those three states, along with Virginia, tied for the high. Florida and South Carolina had two each while Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina, Maryland, California, Georgia and D.C. had one selection each.

    Jabril Peppers, who is an early candidate for the 2014 cycle's top overall prospect, was named the Defensive Player of the Year while running back Joseph Yearby is the Offensive Player of the Year.

    Quarterback

    DeShone Kizer, Toledo, (Ohio) Central Catholic

    At 6-foot-5, Kizer possesses the size, arm strength, and mobility to be Ohioís next big time dual threat quarterback. Early recruiting buzz: Ohio State is one of the schools showing interest.

    Running Back

    Leonard Fournette, New Orleans (La.), St. Augustine

    Fournette emerged during an outstanding freshman season and backed up the buzz by rushing for over 1,900 yards and 19 touchdowns and be named first team all-state in class 4A. Fournette has the production, instincts, and measurables to make a push as the cycleís top back and top overall prospects. Early recruiting buzz: LSU, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, West Virginia and others have offered verbally.

    Sony Michel, Fort Lauderdale (Fla.), American Heritage

    Michel burst on the national scene in 2009 as an eighth grader, rushing for more than 1,800 against varsity competition. Michel has since developed into a South Florida legend and projects as one of 2014ís best despite a season ending injury as sophomore. Early recruiting buzz: Alabama, Miami (Fla.), Florida State, Notre Dame and Florida, among others, have offered verbally.

    Joseph Yearby, Miami, (Fla.) Central

    Yearby took over for current Florida State running back Devonta Freeman became the first Dade County sophomore to rush for over 2,000 yards. The sudden runner finished with 2,160 yards and 24 touchdowns on 283 carries leading Miami Central to a 13-1 record and 6A state championship berth. Early recruiting buzz: Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Miami (Fla.) and West Virginia are among the programs that have issued early verbal offers.

    Wide Receiver

    Drake Harris, Grand Rapids (Mich.) Christian

    Harris, who also stars on the hardwood, hauled in 57 receptions for 1,118 yards and 14 touchdowns en route to being named first team all-state for Divisions 2-3. Early recruiting buzz: Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State are among the programs showing interest for football.

    Shaq Davidson, Gaffney (S.C.)

    Davidson proved to be a big play threat, totaling 683 receiving yards and eight touchdowns scoring twice from 99 yards. The speedster projects as one of the Palmetto Stateís best in 2014. Early recruiting buzz: South Carolina has issued an early verbal offer and Clemson and others are showing interest.

    Offensive Line

    Bentley Spain, Charlotte (N.C.) Providence

    The 6-foot-6 Spain is one of North Carolinaís best sophomores and has the size and feet you look for in an offensive tackle. Early recruiting buzz: South Carolina has offered and Clemson, North Carolina, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech all are showing attention. 


    Damian Prince, OT, Forestville (Md.) Bishop McNamara

    At 6-foot-7, 300 pounds, Prince already has shown good athleticism to go with his already elite size.Early recruiting buzz: Virginia, Rutgers, Maryland, Syracuse and East Carolina all have offered verbally.

    Donell Stanley, Latta (S.C.)

    Stanley, who wears a size 22 shoe, has the measurables and skill set to become one of the cycles best offensive linemen. The three-sport athlete has been impressive in numerous camp settings to date. Early recruiting buzz: Clemson leads South Carolina and Alabama. All three have verbally offered.

    Cameron Robinson, Monroe (La.) Ouachita Parish


    Gerald Willis, the younger brother of 2012 five-star Landon Collins, already has attention from Alabama and LSU, which ended up being the finalists for Collins.
    The massive Robinson projects as one of the Pelican stateís best rising juniors and was one of the better young linemen at LSUís prospect camp this summer. Early recruiting buzz: The Tigers are among the programs showing early interest.

    Jordan Poland, La Jolla (Calif.) Country Day

    Poland was originally a highly-ranked 2013 prospect, but has since reclassified to the class of 2014. He was solid at the Under Armour All-American Combine in Florida on New Yearís Eve. Early recruiting buzz: Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State and San Diego State all have verbally offered.

    Defensive Line

    Da'Shawn Hand, Woodbridge (Va.)

    Hand has emerged as one of Virginiaís top prospects, earning first team All-Met honors from the Washington Post as a sophomore. The north Virginia native tallied 84 tackles and 21 sacks and has still yet to fully tap into his considerable potential. Early recruiting buzz: Hand is nearing double-digit verbal offers with Michigan, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Rutgers, Syracuse, N.C. State and Boston College already on board.

    Gerald Willis, New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr

    Willis looks to join his five-star brother Landon Collins as the second blue chip prospect in the family. The active defensive lineman helped Karr make the class 4A state championship in 2011. Early recruiting buzz: To the surprise of no one Alabama and LSU are among the schools showing early interest.

    Andrew Brown, Chesapeake (Va.) Indian River

    Brown is impressive on film and in camp settings, showcasing quick first step, strength, aggressiveness, and active hands. Early recruiting buzz: Virginia, Virginia Tech and N.C. State are among the early verbal offers for Brown.

    Solomon Thomas, Coppell (Texas)

    Thomas is one of the top rising juniors in the Lonestar State, recording 60 tackles and 9 sacks as a sophomore. Early recruiting buzz: Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M and UCLA, among others have shown interest. He attended games in Austin and College Station this past fall.

    Linebacker

    Tre' Williams, Mobile (Ala.) St. Paul's

    Williams shows outstanding physicality and ability in coverage for a young linebacker of his size, often lining up on wide receivers. Itís no surprise Williams held offers from a handful of the nationís best programs the summer going into his sophomore season. Early recruiting buzz:
    Alabama, Auburn and Florida State all have issued early verbal offers.

    Josh Mabin, Klein (Texas) Oak

    Mabin is all over the field for Oak, showing that he can run sideline to sideline, time blitzes, and finish plays. Early recruiting buzz: Mabin is getting attention from a number of Big 12 programs early and should see his offer list start to grow this summer. 



    Raekwon McMillan, Hinesville (Ga.) Liberty County

    McMillan is one of the biggest hitters in the Peach State, regardless of class. The south Georgia prospect, who totaled 84 tackles and 16 tackles for a loss in 2011, possesses advanced read and react ability at this juncture to go with a very good size/speed combination. Early recruiting buzz: Most of the Southeast is interested and most of the country will be in the near future.

    Defensive Back

    Jabrill Peppers, Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco

    Peppers was arguably the best player on both sides of the ball for national power Don Bosco in 2011 and could develop into one of the best cornerback prospects in recent years. Peppers ran for 921 yards and 19 touchdowns, returned two punts for scores, while recording 50 tackles, four interceptions, and two forced fumbles on defense. Early recruiting buzz: Rutgers, Miami (Fla.), USC, Oklahoma, South Carolina and others have extended verbal offers.

    Jalen Tabor, Washington (DC) Friendship Collegiate Academy

    Tabor has been a standout at camps and in pads, picking off eight passes this season and joined Hand as the only sophomores on the Washington Postís All-Met team. Early recruiting buzz: Tabor has nearly a dozen verbal offers, including Alabama, Auburn, Ohio State, Maryland, Clemson and others.

    Marlon Humphrey, Hoover (Ala.)

    Humphrey was a game changer for Hoover as a corner and return specialist and was named first team all-state by the Alabama Sportswriters Association as a result. The tall cornerís father, Bobby, was an All-American running back for Alabama and brother Maudrecus is a wide receiver at Arkansas. Early recruiting buzz: The Razorbacks, along with in-state Alabama and Auburn are showing early attention.

    Cedric Collins, Dallas (Texas) Skyline

    Collins was first noticed as a freshman playing for one of Texasí more talented teams. The metroplex native continued to show his ability as a cover corner this season, picking off five passes, while recording 13 pass break ups and 30 tackles. Early recruiting buzz: Oklahoma, Texas, TCU and others are showing early attention.

    Athlete

    Bo Scarbrough, Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Northridge

    Already blessed with size and a sub 4.4 40-yard dash, Scarbrough projects as one of the nationís best in 2014 and possesses a long-striding running style that will draw comparisons to current Oakland Raider, Darren McFadden. Early recruiting buzz: Alabama, Auburn and Mississippi State have offered verbally. Expect most of the country to offer before all is said and done.

    Quin Blanding, Virginia Beach (Va.) Bayside

    Some feel Blanding is Virginiaís best 2014 prospect, in what is shaping up to be a loaded crop. The Tidewater area star plays both wide receiver and safety for Bayside, but may grow into a linebacker in time. Early recruiting buzz: Virginia offered in April and Virginia Tech and a number of other programs are showing attention.

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    i know it's time, but still... thought this was a kid boda thread.

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    Decent early breakdown of 2014 recruits......


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    247sports.coms top 25 for '14........

    247Sports is pleased to announce the first 25 prospects to be ranked for the 2014 recruiting cycle, including the nation’s top overall prospect for that class, defensive end Da’Shawn Hand of Woodbridge (Va.).

    Look for this list to be built out into a 2014 Top247 in the coming weeks.

    This list is the most accurate of its kind, but discovery and performance are two catalysts for change in any prospect ranking, so as we discover more talent for the 2014 cycle and as prospects perform on the field and in other settings moving forward, there will likely be movement.

    Releasing this list reinforces our belief that prospect rankings are not static. They are constantly evolving, just like any sort of ranking, rating, hot board, etc. We understand that it’s common for a mock draft two years in advance to look nothing like the actual draft, that preseason Top 25 polls rarely resemble the final ones and that, yes, recruiting rankings in their traditional sense change over time as more prospects emerge, games are played, more is learned, college programs offer, etc. 

Given that and the speeding up of the recruiting cycle in college football, we feel it is important for fans to get a look at the rankings process as it evolves and get a better lay of the land two classes at a time. With approximately 100 prospects in the 2013 Top247 already committed, it’s obvious that there is more news and a greater need for fans to familiarize themselves with top talent at an earlier date.

    As was previously noted, this list will change, perhaps significantly. A prospect that begins in the top 10 could end up just inside the top 100. A prospect that is not in the Top247 could end up within the top 50. Though prospect rankings are long-term projections, players develop their baseline skill set at the high school level and mature physically at different rates, therefore, it’s plausible that within a span of almost two years, a national list of top prospects will change.

    With that, we are pleased to introduce the Class of 2014 Top 25.
    2014 Top 247 Football Recruits

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    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Rivals.com Midwest Analyst Josh Helmholdt takes a look at some of the top underclassmen at Sunday's NIKE Football Training Camp. All prospects are in the class of 2014.

    DT Michael Barwick, Cincinnati (Ohio) Summit Country Day
    The 6-foot-2, 255-pound Barwick does not have ideal size for the defensive tackle position, but he is ahead of the curve from an athletic standpoint. He will probably never play above 300 pounds, but he is learning how to maximize his strength while also exploiting the speed advantage he has over most offensive linemen. Barwick's stance was too tall at times on Sunday, but he kept fighting and working his way upfield.

    WR Justin Brent, Indianapolis (Ind.) Speedway
    The Midwest is blessed with an abundance of wide receiver talent in the 2014 class, and Brent proved why he should be mentioned towards the top of that list. The 6-foot-3, 193-pound Brent uses his size to his advantage, but also glides effortlessly down the field. He was a little clunky in and out of his breaks, but nothing that cannot be corrected with coaching.

    OL J.C. Hassenauer, Woodbury (Minn.) East Ridge
    Hassenauer has been active on the camp scene this spring and his game is benefiting as a result. At 6-foot-2, 256 pounds, Hassenauer is light for an offensive lineman, but his frame is lean and should be able to add plenty more weight. Despite being smaller than most defensive linemen he faces, Hassenauer does a good job in these settings because he is a determined competitor who has solid technique.

    TE Daniel Helm, Chatham (Ill.) Glenwood
    The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Helm was one of the breakout stars at Sunday's NIKE Camp. He has a great frame and proved to be an outstanding route runner and pass catcher. In fact, he looked like a younger version of four-star tight end Jake Butt, whom he went head-to-head with all day. Helm can split out and run as a wide receiver and should be able to handle the blocking aspects of the position once he adds weight to his frame.

    RB Jeff Jones, Minneapolis (Minn.) Washburn
    Sunday was the second straight day Jones was participating in a camp in the Midwest summer heat, so he did not have the same jump in his step we saw on Saturday. Still, the 6-foot, 200-pound Jones is a talented back who stands out even on his off days. Jones picked up offers from Illinois and Iowa on Saturday but still was out competing with the likes of Ty Isaac and Ezekiel Elliott, and matching up well with those Rivals250 prospects.

    QB Christ Little, Evanston Township, Ill.
    Little was not a prospect we knew about heading into the event, but he demanded attention with the way he spun the football on Sunday. He has decent height and a solid athletic build, though he can easily stand to add another 20-plus pounds to his frame. Still, Little had good velocity on his passes and showed the ability to hit most points on the field. His footwork and technique were solid for a young passer, and we're interested to see where he goes from here.

    ATH Tommy Mister, Oak Lawn (Ill.) Richards
    The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Mister ran at the quarterback position, but he is likely to play a different position at the collegiate level. Mister's passing skills were not on the same level as other quarterbacks at the camp, but he has an athletic build that could allow him to play safety, wide receiver or running back in college. We did not get to see Mister run around and show off his athleticism, but several early offers suggest he can do that just fine.

    LB Nyles Morgan, Crete-Monee (Ill.)
    Morgan and fellow Chicago-area 2014 linebacker Clifton Garrett often get mentioned in the same sentence, and they ran alongside each other at Sunday's NFTC. Garrett is slightly bigger and more physically developed at this stage of his career, but both are promising prospects. Morgan plays with a lot of range and shows great athleticism for the linebacker position. Now he just needs a little more physical and technical development.

    DT Peyton Newell, Hiawatha, Kan.
    Newell's size doesn't exactly catch your eye at first glance. He played at the defensive tackle spot, but is slightly undersized for that role. However, when the action got started, Newell showed why more than a half-dozen schools have already extended him an offer. He is very quick off the ball and keeps his center of gravity low. If the offensive lineman handles his first move, Newell can come back with a second and third move to counter, while using his hands extremely well.

    DE Gelen Robinson, St. John (Ind.) Lake Central
    Robinson is built nothing like his brother - class of 2012 five-star basketball prospect Glenn Robinson III - or his father, who was a standout college and NBA player. The 6-foot-1, 230-pounder is a thick, strong kid with a huge upper body. He ran at defensive end at Sunday's NFTC, but could also play the middle linebacker role. Strength is certainly one of his best assets, but he has great straight line speed as well.

    DT Enoch Smith Jr., Chicago Mt. Carmel
    This was one of the most anticipated evaluations of the weekend because there has been a lot of college interest for Smith already this spring. Listed at 6-foot-3 and 265 pounds, this defensive tackle prospect did not look quite that big. He is slightly undersized for the defensive tackle position and is still learning the technique and fundamentals. Smith Jr. got caught playing high on several reps and needs to get stronger, but the potential is certainly there.

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    With 21 verbal commitments already, Notre Dame is close to wrapping up its recruiting efforts for the Class of 2013 and the Irish are already turning much of their attention to future classes, 2014 in particular.

    Notre Dame has extended several offers to current junior prospects and the Irish even have a pair of pledges on board already. Here is an overview of what Notre Dame’s 2014 recruiting board looks like at this early stage at offensive and defensive lines.

    Also, be sure to check out our 2014 offensive skill position and 2014 defensive back seven boards.

    OFFENSIVE LINE

    With a full load of five offensive linemen committed for the 2013 class, the Irish will have some flexibility at the position in 2014, although the light haul of just Mark Harrell and Ronnie Stanley in 2012 means the Irish will probably target at least four.

    OFFERED

    Jimmy Byrne (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Ignatius): The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder has a top three of Notre Dame, Ohio State and Michigan with offers from the first two. A busy high school schedule hasn’t left much room for unofficial visits this fall, but he was able to squeeze in a trip to South Bend last weekend. Byrne has a very good relationship with Irish offensive line coach Harry Hiestand and Notre Dame certainly impressed him against Michigan, but this is still a three-way battle.

    Click here to watch Byrne's highlights.

    Ross Pierschbacher (Cedar Falls, Iowa/Cedar Falls): Pierschbacher picked up his Irish offer this past weekend in South Bend. The 6-foot-4, 280-pound lineman has been getting glowing reviews all summer, especially from The Opening where he competed as a sophomore against some of the top juniors in the nation and held his own. The Cedar Falls standout has developed a pretty good friendship with 2013 Irish offensive line commits Colin McGovern and Steve Elmer. He plans on making it back to another Notre Dame home game this season, but at this time he's not sure which one.

    Pierschbacher currently has offers from Boise State, Iowa, Iowa State, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Wisconsin.

    Click here to watch Pierschbacher's freshman highlights.

    Jay Hayes (Brooklyn, N.Y./Poly Prep): The 6-foot-5, 275-pounder has been high on the Irish since they offered early in the process. Hayes (pictured) has a top three of Notre Dame, Michigan and Rutgers. If the Irish are able to convince Hayes to leave home, they’ll have to battle the Wolverines, but Hayes attends the same high school that former Irish offensive lineman Eric Olsen did and seems to have a strong appreciation for Notre Dame.

    Orlando Brown, Jr. (Duluth, Ga./Peachtree Ridge): There's no way around it, Brown is a big, big man. Standing 6-foot-8, and weighing in at 365 pounds, the Georgia star is one of the most sought-after offensive linemen in the 2014 class. The son of the late Orlando Brown, Sr., who played for the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns, received his Notre Dame offer at the beginning of this year and is really hoping to visit sometime, but he's just not sure when yet.

    The Peachtree Ridge standout currently has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, East Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Miami (FL), Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, South Carolina, South Florida, Southern Mississippi, Tennessee, USC, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

    K.C. McDermott (Wellington, Fla./Palm Beach Central): The McDermott family name is becoming synonymous with Division-I offensive linemen. His oldest brother, Tyler, recently graduated from Colorado State and his other brother, Shane, is currently playing center for the Miami Hurricanes. The Irish offered the youngest McDermott earlier this year and he claimed it was one of the three offers he was waiting for, along with Alabama and Miami. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound prospect visited Notre Dame back in July and came away deeply impressed, but it seems his favorite at this moment is Miami.

    The talented lineman also has offers from Auburn, Florida, Florida Atlantic, Florida international, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, South Florida and Wisconsin.

    Click here to watch McDermott's highlights.

    Jamarco Jones (Chicago, Ill./De La Salle): Jones received his offer from the Irish towards the end of June after attending Notre Dame's one-day camp. The 6-foot-5, 295-pound prospect had visited South Bend earlier in the spring for the Blue-Gold Game and truly liked what he saw in both the players and coaches. The talented lineman is hoping to get back up to Notre Dame sometime in the future, but as of right now he's not planning on doing so until his season is done.

    The De La Salle star currently has offers from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Vanderbilt and Wisconsin.

    Click here to watch Jones’ highlights.

    Mason Cole (Tarpon Springs, Fla./East Lake): Like his teammate, Artavis Scott, Cole received his Notre Dame offer while he was out making the rounds to Ohio State and Michigan. After receiving that offer, their entourage decided to make a stop in South Bend to see what the Irish were all about and were blown away by what they saw. The 6-foot-5, 267-pound lineman has since put recruiting on the back burner while he concentrates on his football season, but he definitely has the Irish in the back of his mind. A return visit South Bend is possible, but he's not sure when that might happen.

    Cole currently has offers from Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, South Florida, Stanford, Central Florida, USC, Cincinnati, Middle Tennessee State, and South Alabama.

    Braden Smith (Olathe, Kan./Olathe South): The 6-foot-6, 280-pounder is one of the Midwest’s top prospects in the 2014 class and one of the nation’s top offensive line prospects. He has a lengthy list of offers that includes Oklahoma, Stanford, Michigan, Ohio State, Nebraska, Missouri, South Carolina, TCU, Iowa, Kansas and Kansas State for some time now. He hasn't spent much time taking college trips and doesn’t really have any plans to do so until after his junior season. We’ll have a much better idea of where the Irish stack up once he starts scheduling those.

    Click here to watch Smith's highlights.

    OTHER OL TO KEEP AN EYE ON

    Reilly Gibbons (St. Petersburg, Fla./St. Petersburg Catholic), Tommy Doles (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian), Ka’John Armstrong (Detroit, Mich./Loyola), Shane Evans (Crystal Lake, Ill./Prairie Ridge)

    DEFENSIVE LINE

    With the Irish passing at defensive tackle in 2013, that will instantly become an area of need in 2014. Pass rushers and true defensive ends in a 3-4 scheme will also be at a premium. Look for at least three defensive linemen to be targeted in 2014.

    OFFERED

    Andrew Trumbetti (Demarest, N.J./Demarest): The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder craved an offer from the Irish and went out and earned it at Notre Dame’s camp this summer. He also has offers from Maryland, Boston College and Rutgers. Ohio State is a school that has shown legitimate interest. Trumbetti is hoping to make it to games in South Bend and Columbus this fall, but Notre Dame remains the clear favorite at this point.

    Click here to watch Trumbetti's highlights.

    Enoch Smith, Jr. (Chicago, Ill./Mount Carmel): Smith is considered one of the top defensive ends in the Midwest and has the offers to prove it. The 6-foot-2, 265-pound defender received an offer from Notre Dame back in June after its one-day camp and really liked what he saw when he was on campus. The Chicago product is taking recruiting very slow and doesn't plan on having a decision anytime soon. He will be making the trip Soldier Field from Notre Dame's contest against Miami next weekend in Chicago.

    Smith currently has offers from Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, Purdue, Toledo and Western Michigan.

    Click here to watch Smith's highlights.

    Andrew Williams (McDonough,Ga./Eagles Landing Christian): Williams is the teammate of 2013 Irish commit Isaac Rochell, so he's heard plenty about Notre Dame. The 6-foot-4, 241-pound prospect received his Notre Dame offer just recently and made the trip up with Rochell for the Michigan game in South Bend. Though he probably won't be making a decision anytime soon, Williams definitely has Notre Dame at the top of his list. He doesn't have any more visits planned for this year, but has said that if Rochell takes another one up to Notre Dame, Williams probably will be coming with them.

    The Eagles Landing Christian standout currently has a number of heavyweight offers including Alabama, Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Michigan State, Missouri, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Texas, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech.

    Click here to watch Williams’ highlights.

    Da’Shawn Hand (Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge Senior): If you look at his offer list, Hand could be considered the top 2014 defensive end in the nation. The 6-foot-4, 245-pound prospect participated at The Opening in Oregon this summer as just a sophomore and left many impressed. He has already stated that he's not going to be worrying about what offers he has until after his senior season because he wants to focus on his team. The Woodbridge talent has taken a few visits to a couple schools close to him in Virginia, but doesn't have any plans yet on taking any visits out-of-state.

    Hand currently has offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Boston College, Clemson, Florida, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina state, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon state, Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina, South Florida, Syracuse, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Washington.

    Click here to watch Hand’s freshman highlights.

    Malik McDowell (Detroit, Mich./Loyola): One of the Midwest’s top overall prospects in the Class of 2014, the 6-foot-7, 285-pounder has offers Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Oregon, Stanford and Syracuse along with Notre Dame and several others. He made an unofficial visit to South Bend this summer and plans to get back during the fall. He has legit interest in the Irish as well as the Wolverines and the Spartans.

    Khairi Clark (Hollywood, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna): The 6-foot-4, 290-pounder is one of the nation’s top junior prospects and has dozens of offers to prove it, including ones from Notre Dame, LSU, Florida, Clemson, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin. It’s still quite early in the process for Clark, who intends to map out unofficial visits sometime after this season.

    Click here to watch Clark's highlights.

    OTHER DL TO KEEP AN EYE ON

    Peyton Newell (Hiawatha, Kan.), Colt Pettit (Deshler, Ohio/Patrick Henry), Jake Khoury (Traverse City, Mich./St. Francis Catholic)
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    All winning teams are goal-oriented. Teams like these win consistently because everyone connected with them concentrates on specific objectives. They go about their business with blinders on; nothing will distract themfrom achieving their aims.

    - Lou Holtz, former Notre Dame football coach

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    LINEBACKER

    Notre Dame has five linebacker commits in 2013 and already has one signed up for 2014, which should allow the Irish to be picky with the remaining spots. They certainly would like to add at least two more to this group and that number could increase depending on where linebacker/defensive end hybrids are categorized.

    COMMITTED

    Greer Martini (Cary, N.C./Woodberry Forest): The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder became Notre Dame’s first 2014 commitment when he offered his pledge to the Irish in July. Martini will be the third Woodberry Forest player to enroll at Notre Dame in as many years, following current freshman C.J. Prosise and 2013 commit Doug Randolph. An underrated prospect from the start, Martini has recently received strong interest from Alabama, but remains a solid Irish commit.

    Click here to watch Martini's highlights.

    OFFERED

    Clifton Garrett (Joliet, Ill./Plainfield South): The 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker has been one of the hottest recruits of the past year in the Midwest. The Irish will be competing for his services with several other schools including the likes of Oklahoma, Ohio State, Michigan State, and even Ole Miss is in on the action. Garrett visited Notre Dame for the Michigan game and was able to watch his first ever live college football game. He has yet to name a leader, but has said that Notre Dame is in a group of schools that’s in the forefront of his mind.

    Click here to watch Garrett's highlights.

    Nyles Morgan (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee): The 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker is quickly becoming a hot commodity across the college football nation. In addition to his Notre Dame offer he’s also being courted by the likes of UCLA, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, and Purdue. Morgan made it to Notre Dame Stadium for the Michigan game and was in awe of the raucous environment he witnessed. He currently has Michigan State as his leader, but it seems that everyone else is in a tie for second.

    Click here to watch Morgan's highlights.

    Raekwon McMillan (Hinesville, Ga./Liberty County): One of the nation’s top 2014 linebackers, the 6-foot-3, 235-pounder is already a target of Jaylon Smith's. The Irish figure to have quite a battle as McMillan counts Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Ohio State, Oregon, Texas, UCLA and USC among his offers. He listed USC, Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia and Clemson as his favorites earlier this month. He doesn’t have any visit plans just yet, but has expressed an interest in checking out South Bend at some point.

    Click here to watch McMillan's highlights.

    Hoza Scott (La Porte, Tex./La Porte): Scott is a hard-hitting linebacker that many teams would love to add to their programs. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound defender is already starting to receive a number of offers from some big-time programs and as of right now, it seems that it's going be hard to get him out to Texas. The La Porte standout received his Notre Dame offer earlier this summer, but he doesn't have plans to visit South Bend at this point. This is a prospect that will take a lot of work if the Irish hope to entice him. He currently has offers from Alabama, Florida, LSU, Notre Dame, Oregon, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA and USC.

    Click here to watch Scott's highlights.

    OTHER LBs TO KEEP AN EYE ON

    Gelen Robinson (St. John, Ind./Lake Central), Davonte James (Springfield, Ohio/Springfield), Reggie Long (Whitehouse, Texas/Whitehouse), Gary Hosey (Detroit, Mich./Cass Tech), Cameron Hampton (Dallas, Texas/Carter), Dorian Hendrix (Greenville, S.C./St. Joseph’s Catholic)

    DEFENSIVE BACK

    The numbers in the secondary could fluctuate depending on how Notre Dame finishes out the 2013 class, but the Irish will still have big needs in the secondary and the ability to demonstrate those needs to recruits, particularly at cornerback. Look for Notre Dame to target at least two corners and two safeties.

    OFFERED

    Parrker Westphal (Bolingbrook, Ill./Bolingbrook): The 6-foot-1, 181-pound corner doesn’t have the longest offer list in the Class of 2014, but what he lacks in quantity, he makes up for in quality. He currently holds offers from Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska and West Virginia among others. He made an unofficial visit to Notre Dame this summer and has plans to be at the Irish's game against Miami in Chicago next week. He's considering trying to get back to South Bend again this fall, but isn’t in a rush to make a final decision.

    Click here to watch Westphal's highlights.

    Jabrill Peppers (Paramus, N.J./Paramus Catholic): The Irish seem to be on a number of the top players at each position in the 2014 class and cornerback is no different. Peppers is attracting national attention and quickly becoming one of the most sought-after cornerbacks in the 2014 class. The 6-foot, 190-pound defensive back barely comes out of hiding to talk to anybody, but recently posted his early top- 10 on Twitter as Stanford, USC, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, LSU, Miami (FL), Florida, Rutgers and Georgia. It's not clear if the talented cornerback has any plans to make any visits anytime soon.

    The Paramus Catholic standout currently has offers from Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Rutgers, South Carolina, Tennessee and UCLA.

    Budda Baker (Bellevue, Wash./Bellevue): Baker is also becoming a hot commodity around the recruiting circuit and the Irish got in fairly early with him by offering in July of this year. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound prospect was shocked when he received the offer from Notre Dame, but had been talking to his good friend, and Irish cornerback, Keivarae Russell who told him he needed to check it out when he could. The Bellevue standout is not sure when he might be able to make a trip up to South Bend, but the Irish definitely have his attention, especially since his friend is starting as a true freshman for Notre Dame at a position he knows well.

    Baker currently has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado, Notre Dame, Oregon State, Purdue, UCLA, Utah, Washington and Washington State.

    Click here to watch Baker’s highlights.

    Nick Harvey (Lancaster, Texas/ Lancaster): You could say that Harvey does a little bit of everything for Lancaster on the football field. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound athlete plays quarterback, wide receiver and runs the wildcat formation, but he seems to be at his best when he's roaming the defensive backfield. The Lancaster standout has all the tools to be one of the top cornerbacks in the nation and he's not afraid to knock your head off when hitting you. The talented defensive back doesn't really know a whole lot about Notre Dame yet, but is hoping to get back in touch with the Irish coaches and quite possibly schedule a visit.

    Harvey currently has offers from Arkansas, Baylor, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Virginia.

    Germaine Pratt (High Point, N.C./High Point): Pratt is a prospect who recently picked up his Irish offer. He stands 6-foot-3 and weighs in at 190 pounds. The High Point standout is being recruited by most schools at the safety position and by watching his highlight tape, you can see why. Pratt uses his impressive frame to outjump tall receivers for the ball and displays a natural ability to pick off passes. He's also very skilled in run support and isn't afraid to lower his head and crush ball carriers.

    The safety prospect currently has offers from North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Virginia and Wake Forest.

    Click here to watch Pratt’s highlights.

    Quin Blanding (Virginia Beach, Va./Bayside): One of the country’s most sought-after 2014 defensive backs, the 6-foot-2, 196-pound safety has offers from Notre Dame, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, UCLA and Vanderbilt along with several others. Blanding seemed intrigued by the Irish’s offer when it came, but it may be difficult to wrestle him away from both the ACC and SEC.

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    Ed Paris (Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield Timberview): The 6-foot-1, 195-pound cornerback/safety’s offer list continues to grow and already includes the likes of Notre Dame, Ohio State, Nebraska, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, Clemson, Nebraska and Oklahoma among several others. Simmons was honored to land his Notre Dame offer and says he’s considering every offer and would like to visit South Bend at some point. Still, Texas and Oklahoma rarely let their top targets get away.

    Brandon Simmons (Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield Timberview): The 6-foot, 175-pounder teammate of Paris has a similar offer list to Paris and a similar outlook on the recruiting process. The Irish’s best bet would figure to be getting both players on campus together.

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    Todd Kelly Jr. (Knoxville, Tenn./Webb School): The son of former Tennessee standout Todd Kelly Sr., already has offers from Notre Dame, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Clemson, Auburn, North Carolina, Nebraska, Ohio State and Stanford among several others. It’s still very early in the process for the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder, but Kelly (pictured) was honored to receive the Notre Dame offer from Brian Kelly and said he intends to visit South Bend at some point.

    Click here to watch Kelly's highlights.

    Quincy Wilson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University): The 6-foot-2, 195-pounder added Notre Dame to a lengthy offer list when Tony Alford stopped by his school this week. Wilson said he was "blessed" to receive the offer, but he also has offers from Florida, Auburn, Clemson, LSU, North Carolina, Ohio State, Vanderbilt and West Virginia among several others. Wilson has taken several unofficial visits and while most of them have been in the state of Florida, he doesn't seem against the idea of going to school out of state. Wilson's father played college ball at Wilson.

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    Nick Watkins (Dallas, Texas/Bishop Dunne): Notre Dame made an immediate impression on the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder, but his offer list now includes the likes of Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Alabama, LSU, Michigan and Ohio State among several others, so the Irish will have their work cut out. He talked about possibly tripping to South Bend, but hasn’t scheduled anything yet.

    Click here to watch Watkins' highlights.

    Tony Brown (Beaumont, Texas, Ozen): The 6-foot-1, 185-pound speedster showed his talents as one of only a couple 2014 prospects at Gridiron Kings this summer. He has offers from Notre Dame, Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA and USC among others. Brown hasn’t paid much attention to the recruiting process to this point, but the Irish will need to try to get him on campus once he does.

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    Jamal Adams (Carrollton, Texas/Hebron): The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder picked up his offer from Notre Dame this summer. The Irish joined West Virginia, TCU, Baylor and Kentucky at the time, but Adams has since added offers from Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M among others. Academics figure to play a key role in Adams’ recruitment, but he listed Texas, West Virginia and Alabama as early leaders.

    OTHER DBs TO KEEP AN EYE ON

    Nick Glass (Atlanta, Ga./St. Pius X), Alonzo Saxton (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Hartley), Damon Webb (Detroit, Mich./Cass Tech), T.J. Harrell (Tampa, Fla./Tampa Catholic), Devon Rogers (Hilliard, Ohio/Hilliard Darby)

    ATHLETE

    Athlete prospects give coaches an extremely valuable asset in recruiting, flexibility. The player’s versatility allows the staff to continue recruiting multiple positions and in many cases, provides the opportunity to target the top player on the board without worrying about position.

    OFFERED

    Tommy Mister (Oak Lawn, Ill./Richards): The 6-foot-1, 185-pound quarterback was offered by the Irish as an athlete and Brian Kelly will move cautiously before that offer upgrades to quarterback. He was offered as a quarterback by both Indiana and Illinois. He was able to get to South Bend for the Michigan game and was blown away by the atmosphere. Mister has clearly stated that Notre Dame is his leader and was close to committing at the Michigan game, but Mr. Mister convinced him to wait a little longer.

    Click here to watch Mister's highlights.

    Michiah Quick (Fresno, Calif./Central): The Irish quickly caught the attention of the 6-foot, 170-pounder with an early offer. Notre Dame should be able to maintain Quick’s interest, especially after a successful official visit from Quick’s teammate, 2013 cornerback L.J. Moore for the Michigan game. Quick could play receiver or defensive back. He also has early offers from schools like Cal, UCLA and Oklahoma. Quick didn’t make it to South Bend last week, but will see the Irish in action when he makes a trip to Oklahoma next month.

    Click here to watch Quick's highlights.

    OTHER ATHLETES TO WATCH

    Vincent Jackson (Tampa, Fla./Jesuit), Lonnie Johnson (Gary, Ind./West Side), Dareian Watkins (Galion, Ohio/Galion), Garrett Dickerson (Oradell, N.J./Bergen Catholic)
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    QUARTERBACK

    Ideally, Notre Dame would like to take one quarterback each cycle. The Irish have been able to do so in each of the last three classes with Everett Golson, Gunner Kiel and Malik Zaire. The target number for 2014 will be one as well.

    OFFERED

    Brandon Dawkins (Westlake Village, Calif./Oaks Christian): Notre Dame has only offered one quarterback prospect in the Class of 2014 to date and he comes from a familiar school as the 6-foot-4, 215-pound Dawkins plays for the same Oaks Christian squad that Jimmy Clausen used to lead. Notre Dame was the first school to extend an offer in May. Utah has since followed suit with schools like USC, UCLA, Cal, Oregon, Washington, Tennessee and Alabama among others.

    Dawkins (pictured) has a very high opinion of Notre Dame at this point and will get his first look at South Bend in two weeks when he visits for the Stanford game. The combination of an early offer and ties to Oaks Christian, where Clausen’s brother Casey serves as Dawkins’ offensive coordinator, have Notre Dame in a solid position early.

    Click here to watch Dawkins’ highlights.

    OTHER QBs TO KEEP AN EYE ON

    Will Grier (Davidson, N.C./Davidson Day), D.J. Gillins (Jacksonville, Fla./Eagles View), Chase Litton (Tampa, Fla./Wharton), John Wolford (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny), Shelby Spence (Chicago, Ill./De La Salle)

    RUNNING BACK

    The Irish always want to add at least one dynamic player at the position and would take two if they complement each other well. Whether Notre Dame takes two players at running back in 2014 could depend on whether the Irish land a second back to go with Jamel James in 2013.

    OFFERED

    Sony Michel (Plantation, Fla./American Heritage): Michel was the Irish’s first public offer in the Class of 2014 and has been one of the nation's top 2014 prospects since his freshman year. The torn ACL that kept him sidelined for virtually all of 2011 isn’t likely to hold many schools back. Notre Dame was able to get Michel on campus this summer when he accompanied his American Heritage teammate Michael Deeb for a trip that resulted in Deeb’s commitment to the Irish just days later.

    Michel and Deeb are trying to get to Notre Dame’s game against Miami in Chicago next week. Deeb’s commitment will allow the Irish the opportunity to establish some traction with Michel, but it could be tough to pull the 2014 back out of the South.

    Click here to watch Michel’s freshman highlights.

    Leonard Fournette (New Orleans, La./St. Augustine): Notre Dame has shown it isn’t afraid to go down to Louisiana to fight for players and proved it again by offering the 6-foot-1, 225-pounder who rushed for over 2,500 yards and 29 touchdowns as a sophomore. Fournette says he has more scholarship offers than he can count, but isn’t paying much attention to the recruiting process at this point, so it’s hard to get a clear idea of Notre Dame’s chances.

    Click here to watch Fournette’s highlights.

    OTHER RBs TO KEEP AN EYE ON

    Jeff Jones (Minneapolis, Minn./Washburn), Elijah Hood (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Catholic), C.J. Hilliard (Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier) Jonathan Hilliman (Jersey City, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep)

    WIDE RECEIVER

    The target number at receiver usually lies at either three or four. The Irish have four receiver pledges already in 2013, but continue to recruit some of their top targets. If Notre Dame ends up landing a fifth wideout in the current class, say Laquon Treadwell, the Irish may end up on the lower side in 2014.

    COMMITTED

    Justin Brent (Indianapolis, Ind./Speedway): The 6-foot-3, 193-pounder has torn it up so far as a junior after offering his pledge to Notre Dame this summer. Despite the Irish offer being his first and the fact that Brent jumped on it only days later, his commitment is a solid one.

    Click here to watch Brent’s highlights.

    OFFERED

    Corey Holmes (Pembroke Pines, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas): The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder already had big-time offers from schools like Florida, Michigan and Wisconsin, but Holmes called an offer from the Irish during an unofficial visit last week “special.” Holmes is serious about academics and considering last week’s visit was his second to South Bend in a matter of months, it's clear he's serious about Notre Dame as well.

    Click here to watch Holmes' highlights.

    Thaddeus Snodgrass (Springfield, Ohio/Springfield): A broken collarbone forced the 6-foot-1, 170-pounder to miss most of his sophomore season and prevented him from getting important film to college evaluators. But Snodgrass hit the camp circuit this summer and landed offers from Notre Dame, Ohio State and Michigan State. He currently has those three schools on top and plans to make it to an Irish game this fall.

    Click here to watch Snodgrass' highlights.

    Terry Googer (Atlanta, Ga./Woodward): The 6-foot-3, 208-pounder has the athleticism to play numerous positions, but the Irish see him at receiver and liked him enough to extend an offer after he worked out at their camp. Googer was extremely impressed with Notre Dame and the Irish shot to the top of his list along with South Carolina, but a visit to Georgia Tech put the Yellow Jackets in a strong position as well. Notre Dame will get the chance to make a second impression later this month when Googer returns for the Stanford contest.

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    Speedy Noil (New Orleans, La./Edna Karr): Another top New Orleans prospect that Notre Dame has offered. The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder also has offers from the South’s top programs like LSU, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Texas and Miami along with Ohio State and Oregon among others. Noil hasn’t paid too much attention to the recruiting process, but he figures to be a tough pull at this point.

    Cameron Denson (Tucson, Ariz./Salpointe): Denson earned his Notre Dame offer earlier this year when he participated in a 7-on-7 competition in South Bend. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound receiver was extremely happy and says the Irish will definitely be considered. He is planning on visiting Notre Dame, but at this time he's not sure when. Denson currently has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon State, UCLA, Utah and Washington.

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    K.D. Cannon (Mt. Pleasant, Tex./Mt. Pleasant): Cannon tore up the camp circuit all summer and earned a number of scholarship offers from some of the top football programs in the nation. The 6-foot-1, 160-pound prospect has blazing 4.40 speed and some of the surest hands in the nation. Cannon received his Irish offer earlier this year and admits he doesn't know much about them. He's open to making a visit up to South Bend, but he's not exactly sure when. The talented receiver currently has offers from Baylor, Louisiana Lafayette, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and West Virginia.

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    Artavis Scott (Tarpon Springs,Fla./East Lake): Scott received an offer from Notre Dame back in July while he was out visiting other schools in the Midwest. After receiving the offer, the talented receiver decided he needed to add Notre Dame to his itinerary and stopped in South Bend after seeing Ohio State and Michigan. Scott enjoyed his visit and left extremely impressed.

    The East Lake star is the type receiver who attacks the ball and can get plenty of yards after the catch. He currently holds offers from Cincinnati, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Iowa State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Alabama, South Carolina, South Florida, Central Florida, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.

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    Jalen Hurd (Nashville, Tenn./ Beech): Hurd is physically impressive, standing 6-foot-3 and weighing in at over 200 pounds. He is already considered one of the top athletes in the 2014 class and received his offer from Notre Dame earlier this month. In 2011, the talented prospect was a jack-of-all-trades, racking up 1,606 yards rushing, 437 yards receiving, 387 kick-return yards and 27 touchdowns. Hurd has yet to visit Notre Dame and isn’t sure when he might. The Beech standout currently holds offers from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Cincinnati.

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    OTHER WRs TO KEEP AN EYE ON

    Dominique Booth (Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) Jamil Kamara (Virginia Beach, Va./Bishop Sullivan), Trevon Lee (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons), Bobby Baze (Dallas, Texas/Prime Prep)

    TIGHT END

    Like quarterback only with more flexibility, the Irish would like to bring in one tight end per cycle. They could take more in some years and none in others, but after being hurt by lack of depth at the position this season, Notre Dame won't be passing in 2014.

    OFFERED

    Nic Weishar (Midlothian, Ill./Marist): The 6-foot-5, 200-pounder has made numerous trips down to South Bend this year, the latest being for last week’s win over Michigan. It looked like the Irish had some ground to make up early in the process, but they’ve seemed to done that and every time he comes back, he seems to like Notre Dame more. Weishar has hit double-digits in offers from the likes of Michigan, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt, Iowa, Northwestern and Purdue among others, but the Irish were in early.

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    Tyler Luatua (La Mirada, Calif./La Mirada): The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder figures to be one of the most heavily-recruited tight ends on the West Coast and already has offers from schools like USC, UCLA, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Nebraska, Michigan, Florida State and Alabama among others. Still, the Notre Dame offer made a big impression on him and he has a great appreciation for the Irish, according to his coach.

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    Jeb Blazevich (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian): Notre Dame has targeted another of the nation's top 2014 tight ends by offering Blazevich earlier this month. The talented prospect is definitely in the mold of former Notre Dame tight ends such as Kyle Rudolph, John Carlson, Anthony Fasano and this year's All-American Tyler Eifert. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound recruit is definitely a vertical threat and has very good hands.

    Currently Blazevich has offers from Alabama, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Maryland, Miami (FL), Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

    Click here to watch Blazevich’s highlights.

    OTHER TEs TO KEEP AN EYE ON

    Ethan Wolf (Minster, Ohio/Minster), Brandon Fritts (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor)
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