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It's that wonderful time of the year where college football fans can look forward to bowl season, and, the inevitable "who is more superior than who" smack that will lead up to college signing day, February 7th. Here are the top five teams in terms of recruitment commits, with special notes of concern at the end.

 

The top team usually has the most commits and points. The points are determined by the "star" rating of each commit and the total number of commits. Average commit rating refers to the average rating overall of each player. Please note, until signing day, these are verbal commits, and may change.

 

1. Notre Dame, 21 commits, 4104 points and average commit rating of 4.0

 

Head coach Charlie Weis has the Irish in the lead, with several commits waiting in the wings. Weis went stronger on defensive recruits, securing 12 defensive and 9 offensive recruits. Interestingly, Weis also stole three players from the SEC's fertile recruiting grounds; 3 four stars from Kentucky and Georgia. Last year, Weis lost several key recruits on signing day. It will be interesting to see if the Irish's disappointing 2007 season takes it toll on signing day, but for now, Irish eyes are smiling again.

 

Notre Dame's cache:

 

Top 100 recruits: 7

Five Stars: 4

Four stars: 13

Three stars: 3

 

Top recruit: Dayne Crist, QB, ranked #3 in his position.

 

Wonder who she's talking about, and it seems like its more than one player. :D :D :D :D

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I personally think our top recruit is Omar Hunter, but maybe thats just me

i think your right about hunter being our top recruite (i'd say hunter and crist our NDs most important because of depth at those positions), probbly the most important part of a 3-4 defense is the NG.

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I think Cave was our most important b/c of all the things he did with the class. Most important on the field are def Hunter, Floyd and Crist. Then I'd say Ethan Johnson and the db's (Blanton, Slaughter, and McCarthy). The most important no one talks about are Cwynar and Hafis Williams. I think Hafis is going to surprise a lot of people.

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The most important no one talks about are Cwynar and Hafis Williams.

you're right ziggy, i always forget about williams and poz. hafis williams may just surprise a lot of people like you said, after all rivals.com listed him as a 2nd team junior all-american.

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on D - hunter's most important followed by blanton (im very very high on him)

 

on O - Floyd.

 

Hafis is just an enigma cause you don't see or hear anything about him. I actually saw one of his high school games on TV here in Jersey and he looked good in spurts (getting a sack or two and his opponents ran away from his side) but he also looked tired at times being a guy that big playing both ways.

 

I think he'll be a legit contributer at strongside DE in a couple years, just not right away.

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On the O, it's a tie between Cave and Floyd. Cave has helped immensely with recruiting other guys, Floyd's commitment came at probably the lowest point ever for ND..he gave us something positive that weekend.

 

On the D I have to call this one a tie as well. All our guys have star potential, but from this standpoint Ethan and Omar seem to have immediate impact written all over them. They've also held strong throughout a horrible season.

 

Major props to all the guys in this class though, the future of ND hangs in their development. I feel really good about things.

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on D - hunter's most important followed by blanton (im very very high on him)

 

on O - Floyd.

 

Hafis is just an enigma cause you don't see or hear anything about him. I actually saw one of his high school games on TV here in Jersey and he looked good in spurts (getting a sack or two and his opponents ran away from his side) but he also looked tired at times being a guy that big playing both ways.

 

I think he'll be a legit contributer at strongside DE in a couple years, just not right away.

 

---yeah man i watched a couple of games on MSG too of him. He looks good but going both ways def makes him tired. He needs to work on his agility and he'll be good.

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Guest AtlantaIrish

I went and watched Slaughter play last night in the Georgia Dome.

The guy lives up to his name, he had one devastating hit to the opponents runningback which caused a fumble that was returned for a touchdown.

 

He looks like he loves to hit people but his coverage skills are average. Their secondary got burned a lot in the second half on deep passes in which the cornerbacks were left on an island.

 

I was hoping to see Omar Hunters game but it was this morning at 9 am.

 

By the way, Slaughters team blew a 21 point lead and lost by a field goal with 10 seconds left on the clock. Slaughter at WR took it especially hard, he tried to make a play at the very end but was tackled at the opponents 35. He just layed there for about 2-3 minutes after the clock ran out. I was afraid he got hurt but he was just sad to see his team lost.

 

These are the type of players ND needs, they take every game especially their last to heart.

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He looks like he loves to hit people but his coverage skills are average. Their secondary got burned a lot in the second half on deep passes in which the cornerbacks were left on an island.

 

Was he playing corner or safety? From the videos I've seen of him, he seems to be going forward a lot and not covering as much. He just doesn't seem to have the feet and quickness to play CB. Hopefully we'll find out in the Under Armour All-Star game...

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He played free safety the whole game.

 

I don't think he can play cornerback in college unless he gets quicker and faster. Again he loves to come up to the line and hit people. But his cover skills are average I would say. If Harrison Smith can't play this year I wouldn't expect to see Slaughter on the field next year. Just my honest opinion.

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He looks like he loves to hit people but his coverage skills are average. Their secondary got burned a lot in the second half on deep passes in which the cornerbacks were left on an island.

 

Was he playing corner or safety? From the videos I've seen of him, he seems to be going forward a lot and not covering as much. He just doesn't seem to have the feet and quickness to play CB. Hopefully we'll find out in the Under Armour All-Star game...

When is that Under Armour game jm?

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He looks like he loves to hit people but his coverage skills are average. Their secondary got burned a lot in the second half on deep passes in which the cornerbacks were left on an island.

 

Was he playing corner or safety? From the videos I've seen of him, he seems to be going forward a lot and not covering as much. He just doesn't seem to have the feet and quickness to play CB. Hopefully we'll find out in the Under Armour All-Star game...

When is that Under Armour game jm?

 

Jan. 5th on ABC...

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here is my observation of the following recruits after watching some highlights of them , and talking to a couple that know them . he goes my number one recruit in the really needed category is hafis Williams and Jamoris slaughter of Georgia ,, some of these will play as freshman , Rudolph , might see some action , but i think he needs to bulk up some, Posluszny, is a little bit on the small size for a linebacker, but Mendoza could get him ready to play son, i see gray along with Allen in special team tandem returners, good speed,, Goodman looks like mo stovall in my opinion will be a good asset golic, will get some playing time but he needs to put on some weight and muscle Floyd, will see some time late in the games, Hunter, is a big bruiser, whom i see as being another good pick for the irish , i think i see a lot of speed for this fairly big fella Fleming will see some time as he watches and learns more ., Newman, i feel could be a diamond in the rough , he could use some Mendoza time , lots of talent, a good catch for the irish , a few fellas that need more time in the gym and scout team players McCarthy, Mcdonald, John son ., Cave, celland might surprise some in the spring as i saw some spunk in these guys, Crist, will sit and learn in his freshman year , filer fauria, also will sit and learn , cwynar, feel, he is going to push for some playing time, i just hope that these players get ready in a hurry for they will be very big in the teams playing next year, i also think that now Brown and charlie have worked togeatrher for a while we should see much more get up and go from the defense, the only big worry that i have this coming year is the offensive line , if the ones recruited can play up to there potential , i think you will for sure see the irish in a BCS bowl , then in 09 we should challange for the NC game , :) go irish there is a small chance that we can get a few more, before feb 7th . I don't see anyone jumping from the list . what say you ?

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here is my observation of the following recruits after watching some highlights of them , and talking to a couple that know them . he goes my number one recruit in the really needed category is hafis Williams and Jamoris slaughter of Georgia ,, some of these will play as freshman , Rudolph , might see some action , but i think he needs to bulk up some, Posluszny, is a little bit on the small size for a linebacker, but Mendoza could get him ready to play son, i see gray along with Allen in special team tandem returners, good speed,, Goodman looks like mo stovall in my opinion will be a good asset golic, will get some playing time but he needs to put on some weight and muscle Floyd, will see some time late in the games, Hunter, is a big bruiser, whom i see as being another good pick for the irish , i think i see a lot of speed for this fairly big fella Fleming will see some time as he watches and learns more ., Newman, i feel could be a diamond in the rough , he could use some Mendoza time , lots of talent, a good catch for the irish , a few fellas that need more time in the gym and scout team players McCarthy, Mcdonald, John son ., Cave, celland might surprise some in the spring as i saw some spunk in these guys, Crist, will sit and learn in his freshman year , filer fauria, also will sit and learn , cwynar, feel, he is going to push for some playing time, i just hope that these players get ready in a hurry for they will be very big in the teams playing next year, i also think that now Brown and charlie have worked togeatrher for a while we should see much more get up and go from the defense, the only big worry that i have this coming year is the offensive line , if the ones recruited can play up to there potential , i think you will for sure see the irish in a BCS bowl , then in 09 we should challange for the NC game , :) go irish there is a small chance that we can get a few more, before feb 7th . I don't see anyone jumping from the list . what say you ?

Thanks for the review rick, very impressive.

I'm glad you see the most talent on the D line.

I expect big things from them.

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