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Rivals has started to release the guys they picked for 5 star status, as we've already found out in the Kyle Rudolph thread. Figured I'd post the 5 star breakdowns here, for future reference, and for the fact that some prospects pertain to ND's interest.

 

Rivals, #'s 27-21

 

Considering the amount of publicity he was getting, I was a little surprised to see Nix in there at 26. Like I know anything about national rankings though.

 

The comment that stands out to me comes from Aghayere's profile.

 

Beyond the gridiron: Wants to major in business and marketing in college ... Has a 3.0 grade-point average and said a school's graduation rate will be important in his decision … Will turn 18 on Sept. 17.

 

I can't profess to be an expert on the other schools, but I do know that if graduation rates are genuinely one of his top priorities, ND will have a major selling point. And ND's business reputation doesn't hurt too. Gives a little more hope than I had on him a day ago.

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Guest seniorle

I think that Floyd's name will be announced tomorrow as part of the 5 stars. I'm guessing he is our last realistic shot at a 5 star this year unless we get a very nice surprise in Brown or Hill.

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That's true IC, but I would say our chances w/ Floyd are a good bit better than Forston though I'm not counting him out either.

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Hey Ziggy I posted this exact same thing in the Congratz Kyle thread but to answer your question about Barnes:

 

Kerry Neal said Barnes has to get his GPA up for him to have any chance to get into ND. But with that being said people 'in the know' still think if he did this we would still have our work cut out.

 

We aren't going to land Brandon Barnes but if we were to have a chance he would have needed to have the grades all along so we could continue to recruit him but that ship has sailed.

 

For RB look for us to focus on Carlton Thomas and Ryan Williams with the sleepers being Milton Knox and Jonas Gray. 1 and done IF we can land one. If this position is bare come NSD don't be too surprised

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I wouldn't be a tad bit upset if we didn't have a RB commit come NSD because we could use that schollie somewhere else. If we lose out of CT then I'd be happy with us just leaving the RB position alone. Cyrus Gray is there too, but I don't know how realistic a shot we have with him.

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I think Floyd ends up a 4 star with a RR of 6.0
Me too. Frankly I could care less where he's ranked, I just want him in the Blue and Gold.

 

I think this is who fills out the remaining spots (In no particular order):

 

1. Darrell Scott

2. Terrlle Pryor

3. Arthur Brown

4. Nigel Bradham

5. Will Hill

6. Marcus Forston

7. DeAngelo Tyson

8. Jermie Calhoun

9. DeQuan Bowers

10. R.J. Washington

11. Aaron Williams

12. T.J. Bryant

13. Tyron Smith

14. Matt Kalil

15. D.J. Shoemate

16. A.J. Green

17. Julio Jones

18. E.J. Manuel

19. Shayne Hale

20. Michael Brewster

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That's a good list Shark and I agree with most of it. I would take out Shoemate and the second Hale and put in either Cissoko, Floyd, or Ethan Johnson though.

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Floyd won't be a 5 star and I know this won't be popular among fellow Irish fans but I don't think he's a 5 star talent, I don't think the ND recruit or lean is getting the shaft here. There is no doubt he's a very good player/prospect but I see alot of other that IMO are better than him and have more upside, that said I want ND to get Floyd but he's not in the same class of talent as some of these other guys.

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Floyd won't be a 5 star and I know this won't be popular among fellow Irish fans but I don't think he's a 5 star talent, I don't think the ND recruit or lean is getting the shaft here. There is no doubt he's a very good player/prospect but I see alot of other that IMO are better than him and have more upside, that said I want ND to get Floyd but he's not in the same class of talent as some of these other guys.

 

 

agreed. I still think he's our most important offensive recruit left though for sure. And i do think he's a better prospect than Barnes probably, minus the versatility.

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