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Old 06-29-2017, 12:08 AM
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Default 2019 Recruiting Prospects

The target number is ~21 recruits for this year (20 Verbals, 10 EEs [^]):

Overall 247 Composite Rankings: Total Points - #13 Overall and Player Avg. - #11 Overall

247: Notre Dame 2019 Football Offers
247: 2019 Football Recruiting Composite Team Rankings


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QB (1)

VA QB Brendon Clark (ND Verbal): 247 Composite 3* 0.87

RB (1)

MO RB Kyren Williams (ND Verbal ^): 247 Composite 4* 0.89

WR (2)

IL WR Kendall Abdur-Rahman (ND Verbal): 247 Composite 3* 0.88
MD WR Cam Hart (ND Verbal): 247 Composite 3* 0.87

TE (0)

None

OL (4-5)

MN OL Quinn Carroll (ND Verbal ^): 247 Composite 4* 0.95
NJ OL John Olmstead (ND Verbal ^): 247 Composite 4* 0.93
OH OL Zeke Correll (ND Verbal ^): 247 Composite 4* 0.93
PA OL Andrew Kristofic (ND Verbal ^): 247 Composite 4* 0.90
HI OL Enokk Vimahi (Offer): 247 Composite 4* 0.95

DL (5)

TX DL NaNa Osafo-Mensah (ND Verbal ^): 247 Composite 4* 0.94
KY DL Jacob Lacey (ND Verbal ^): 247 Composite 4* 0.93
TX DL Hunter Spears (ND Verbal ^): 247 Composite 4* 0.90
NJ DL Howard Cross (ND Verbal): 247 Composite 4* 0.90
CA DL Isaiah Foskey (Offer): 247 Composite 4* 0.93

LB (2-3)

NC LB Osita Ekwonu (ND Verbal): 247 Composite 4* 0.92
IN LB Jack Kiser (ND Verbal ^): 247 Composite 3* 0.86
HI LB Marist Liufau (ND Verbal): 247 Composite 3* 0.86
CA LB Asa Turner (Offer, Washington Verbal): 247 Composite 4* 0.90
GA LB JD Bertrand: 247 Composite 4* 0.90

CB (2)

CA CB Isaiah Rutherford (ND Verbal): 247 Composite 4* 0.92
GA CB KJ Wallace (ND Verbal): 247 Composite 4* 0.90

S (2)

GA S Kyle Hamilton (ND Verbal): 247 Composite 4* 0.94
VA S Litchfield Ajavon (ND Verbal): 247 Composite 4* 0.92

ST (1)

AL P Jay Bramblett (ND Verbal ^): 247 Composite 3* 0.83

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TE Ryland Goede is a guy to watch. Plenty of top notch offers. Speaks very highly of Chip Long.
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I would definitely add RB Cesare Mellusi to this list as well as SDE Hunter Spears.

Probably CB Wesley Walker and LB Henry To'oto'o as well.



If I had to take a very early guess right now...

I think ND lands QB Dylan Morris, RB Cesare Mellusi and possibly Kenny McInstosh, WR David Bell, 2 of OTs John Olmstead, Nolan Rumler and Quinn Carroll, 2-3 of DEs Zach Harrison, Brandon Smith, Joseph Anderson, Hunter Spears, Jason Bargy and George Karlaftis, 3 of DTs Mazi Smith, Rodas Johnson, Jacob Lacey and Jowon Biggs, 2 of LBs Maninoa Tufana, Henry To'oto'o, Cade Stover, Shammond Cooper and Shane Lee, 1-2 of CBs Chris Steele, Wesley Walker and Julian Barnett, and possibly both safeties Brian Williams and Litchfield Avajon.

Plenty of other guys can be named, but they have not been offered yet.
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Well crap, 2019 QB Dylan Morris just committed to Washington. His hometown team.

Many thought ND if they pushed for him. Trying to dig for some details
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Should JT Daniels be on the board? Or is he too much of a long shot at this point?
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Should JT Daniels be on the board? Or is he too much of a long shot at this point?
Maybe. Things died down a lot when Sanford left and Phil committed. I think on field results this year will kick things off for this class. It would be a surprise commit if anyone jumped on prior to the season. Also, I'm very intrigued to see if spring OVs change the recruiting game for ND. Could be a big help.
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ND is out, updated the list


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Chris Steele just decommitted from UCLA
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Chris Steele just decommitted from UCLA
He's heading downtown.
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2019 4-Star Jowon Briggs Is A Wanted Man In Recruiting Circles

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Even though he still has two seasons of high school football remaining at Cincinnati Walnut Hills, four-star defensive tackle Jowon Briggs has already hit the recruiting radar in a big way.

Briggs holds offers from the likes of Alabama, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, and many others. He has already taken a few unofficial visits in an attempt to learn more about each school.

"I have put recruiting on the back burner right now, because I'm more worried about my upcoming season right now," Briggs stated. "My most recent unofficial visit was to Alabama a few weeks ago. It seemed like a real, true, football school, and that's the vibe I got from there. It was obvious that football was really big to them."

"I just feel like a place I would be comfortable the most is a place where there are people that think the same way I think about things," he added. "I feel like I'd like to get into other things besides football, and I'm going to college to emphasize education. I enjoy football, but I also enjoy getting an education and I want to enjoy college."

"I definitely don't have any favorite school right now at all," he continued. "I'm wide open to hearing from every school."

Briggs has also visited several Midwest powers, and he took the time to discuss his thoughts on each of those schools.

NOTRE DAME: "They have a great 2018 recruiting class coming in, and I feel they're about to be something special again. The school is a place I'm comfortable at, but it different with all the cathedrals and places where you could sit down and pray. You don't get that anywhere else. I always like going to unique places, and checking them out, so Notre Dame is great to me."

OHIO STATE: "When I went there on a visit, they didn't really do an academic presentation and I haven't really done much research on them yet. I have to go up there and collect more information on them."

MICHIGAN: "They are a school that emphasizes academics, and they have an acting program that is similar to Cincinnati's conservatory of music. They're music program isn't shabby at all. The coaches are people I can relate to, so I like them a lot."

MICHIGAN STATE: "Like with Ohio State, when I was at Michigan State I was only there for football, so I really need to get back up there and do more research on them as a program."

CINCINNATI: "There is a buzz about UC right now, especially with their 2018 class. I've talked a couple times with (Bearcat defensive end commit) Malik Vann, and it seems that Luke Fickell is bringing an element of change to the program."

With his season starting up soon, and Briggs being busy with his team on the weekends, there might not be too many game visits on his schedule in the next few months.

"It will be tough for me to go anywhere this fall during my season," Briggs explained. "Whenever I can get free after my season, I will want to get out and see some college games."
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You don't go to Ohio State to play school!
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OLENTANGY, Ohio -- This is the first week of live scrimmage action in Ohio, and Scout was on hand to watch four-star junior defensive end Zach Harrison.

The first week of scrimmage action is upon us in the state of Ohio, and 2019 four-star Zach Harrison was in action Tuesday along with the rest of his Olentangy Orange teammates.

Harrison, the number-one defensive end prospect in the Midwest, played both sides of the football in scrimmage action against Pickerington North.

Showing his great speed and athleticism, Harrison pressured the quarterback and also was a force offensively at tight end. As he gains strength over the coming year, he is going to be nearly unblockable.

"It felt great to get back out there with pads on and play against another team," Harrison stated following the scrimmage. "I'm working on more pass rushing moves for this season, and not just rely on my athletic ability to get to the quarterback."

"We played well as a unit, and that comes from our coaching staff, because that's what's expected of us as players," he added.

Even though Harrison has put his recruitment on the back burner for now, he has visited such schools as Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Penn State.

"I was at Ohio State for their Friday Night Lights camp, although I didn't work out," he explained. "The atmosphere was cool, and I liked it. I talked to Coach (Urban) Meyer, but it wasn't high pressure and he mostly asked about my family. Most of the schools I like are recruiting me like that, on more of a personal level."

"I saw Penn State for their Lasch Bash weekend, and I want to go back there for a game," Harrison said. "I really liked it there, and I have a good relationship with (assistant coach) Terry Smith. I also spoke to Coach (James) Franklin, and I like him a lot."

" I also like Notre Dame and Michigan a lot, and I'm hoping to get to games at both places this year," he concluded. "I don't have a favorite school right now, and I'm more about Orange football at this point."
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No. 1 Safety Brian Williams on Summer Tour and More...

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Scout has a recruiting update from Brian Williams who talked about making stops in at Stanford, Texas, UCLA, and Notre Dame this summer.

Brian Williams and his Dallas (Texas) Bishop Dunne teammates enter the 2017 season rated No. 1 in TAPPS Div. I.

"We are just taking it one game at a time, Williams said. "Building as a team, you know we really don't listen too much to the outside information. We are just looking to improve every day and be great."

Williams also enters the season rated No. 1 individually.

In the recent release of the Scout Top 125 the 6-foot-0, 185-pound safety was rated as the No. 1 overall prospect in the state of Texas.

"Every year I am just trying to get better at everything," said Williams who racked up an impressive eight interceptions as a sophomore in 2016. "I know I am not where I want to be yet, and I know it is not going to be awhile until I get there. As long as I work hard and keep competing with my teammates every summer then I am going to get where I need to be."

Williams has a heavy offer list that features schools like Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Georgia, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Stanford, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA and USC.

"I always put schools that have offered before schools that haven't," Williams explained. "I have a lot of offers and I feel like at this point I would only have interest in the teams that have offered me."

This summer Williams worked in trips to Notre Dame, Stanford, UCLA and Texas.

Stanford - "My last unofficial visit was to Stanford," Williams said. "You know I enjoyed it. It is a great program. It's Stanford, so there is nothing that you can say bad about them. They offered a little bit back."

Texas - "They just unveiled their new locker rooms to me when I went up there just a month or so ago It is a real nice place and I have always enjoyed Coach (Craig) Naivar (UT Special Teams Coordinator, Safeties Coach)."

UCLA - "UCLA was great. It is a real nice place. They just got their new facilities as well. They are building something great up there. I really enjoyed it."

Notre Dame - "Notre Dame was a wonderful visit as well. It really is like what they say. It is a real traditional place Everything is really nice. The bricks are all the same. I really enjoyed it."

Williams is the younger brother of running back Rawleigh Williams III, who just had his career cut short at Arkansas due to injury. Rawleigh is a positive ambassador for the Razorbacks, but Brian says that he will have his back no matter where he signs to play in college.

"You know sometimes," Williams said with a laugh when asked if Rawleigh is on him about playing at Arkansas. "But I think that he is letting me do my own thing... enjoy the process and he is always there for me no matter where I go."

As a sophomore in 2016, Williams collected 78 tackles, eight interceptions, a fumble recovery, and scored four touchdowns to earn All-State honors. He reports a 3.9 GPA and is on track to become a National Merit Scholar.
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Lacey is good friends with and going hard after NaNa-Osafo Mensah. Talented WDE from Texas. Landing this kid would be huge. Again, a great season on the field and I think 2019 has a chance to be a very, very awesome class.
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Lacey is good friends with and going hard after NaNa-Osafo Mensah. Talented WDE from Texas. Landing this kid would be huge. Again, a great season on the field and I think 2019 has a chance to be a very, very awesome class.
That would be awesome, a lot riding on this seasons outome in the recruiting world for both the 18 and 19 classes
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The II podcast yesterday talked about Olmstead and Carroll both as fits at ND and high likelihood to end up at ND. They both visit this fall and both fit the mold. Would be 2 top OT prospects.
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Notre Dame will host top junior prospects this weekend, including Chez Mellusi.

The Naples, Fla., running back earned an offer from the Irish on June 29 and has been hoping visit South Bend ever since. Notre Dame reached out on the first day of the contact period to set that trip in motion for the four-star athlete.

“(Notre Dame) has sent me edits, then I talked to coach (Autry) Denson on (Sept. 1),” Mellusi said. “I told him I had a bye week this week and he said the Georgia game would probably be the best game for me to visit. That’s just how it happened.”

The Notre Dame coaching staff has done a thorough job in recruiting Mellusi, putting them in a strong position with the versatile South Florida standout.

“(Notre Dame) is going to be the first real school I’m visiting and as of right now, they’re definitely on the top because they’ve kept the most contact, they’ve sent the most stuff and coach Denson is just a really cool guy. He’s really upfront with me. I want to visit and get a feel for it and I’ll see if I like it.”

The 6-foot, 175-pound running back has a pair of visits in the works following his Notre Dame unofficial.

“I’m pretty sure I’m going to North Carolina in November,” Mellusi said. “I might be going to USC in October, they’re a pretty good school too.”

Hurricane Harvey is set to disrupt the Naples area toward the end of the week, possibly causing problems for Mellusi’s trip to Indiana.

“I’m pretty sure I’m coming by Friday night,” Mellusi said. “Hopefully this hurricane doesn’t mess anything up. We’re under a state of emergency right now. But they don’t really know if it’s going to hit us yet because they say it’s too early to tell. If it hit us, it’s going to be pretty bad.”

If all goes as planned, Mellusi will travel to South Bend with his father, who is also high on Notre Dame and what they have to offer.

“I’m going up there with my dad,” Mellusi said. “As soon as I told him I got invited to the game, he said, ‘oh, we’re going then.’ He’s really big on education. All schools are pretty good at football, all the Division 1 schools. But what else do they have?”

Mellusi is well-informed on what the Irish have in store but can’t wait to take it all in this week.

“I’m looking forward to meeting the guys and asking them some questions, how Notre Dame treats them and stuff like that,” Mellusi said. “I want to see the campus and the facilities but I know the campus is beautiful already. I just want to see it.”

Mellusi rates as the No. 204 overall prospect and the No. 9 at his position in the South in the 247 Composite rankings. He also holds offers from Arizona, Boston College, Kentucky, Miami, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Rutgers, USC and Virginia.

Aside from Mellusi, the Irish will also host key junior prospects David Bell and Joseph Anderson this weekend.
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I don't like our chances of nabbing a 5* from Oklahoma named Boomer. Seems like there's only one place that kid can go....
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