Saturday August 22nd
Lets take a look at who is still on Notre Dame's board for the
2010 recruiting Class
The Irish targeted some big names early but lost out on Jake
Heaps (BYU), Blake Bell (Oklahoma), Devin Gardner (Michigan) and
Connor Wood (Texas). They then turned to what many thought was
a slam dunk in Irish Legacy Nick Montana. The younger Montana
though surprised many by pledging to Washington. The Irish
rebounded to land two talented midwest youngsters in Tommy Rees
(IL) and Andrew Hendrix (OH)
The Irish may take two here one speedster and maybe one combo
Jordon James- CA- (5-10, 190) The Irish seem to be right in
the mix here. He will visit UCLA, WA, AZ. The biggest obstacle
for the Irish will be distance. Chance of landing 50%
Cameron Roberson- CA (6-1, 215)- Big combo back. Grandfather
is an Irish Grad. Will also look at Arizona and Washington. Chance
of landing 70%
Marquis Flowers- AZ (6-3, 195)- Tall lanky back mostly being
recruited by schools as DB. Irish like him at RB. Chance of
Giovanni Bernard -FL (5-10, 200) - Small stocky back from great
HS program. Will come to USC game with several teammates.
Right now seems enamored with staying in the south. Chance of
Michael Dyer AR (5-9, 200)- Nations top back. Still has Irish on
radar and has talked about an official visit. Don;t get too excited
mentions Auburn as his heavy leader. Chance of landing 10%
The Irish as always want to sign a handful of wideouts.
Early verbal came in from home towner Danny Smith and Bennett
Jackson of New Jersey.
They have now missed on some big ones as Justin McCay has
pledged to Oklahoma and Kyle Prater will announce soon for USC
Tai-Ler Jones - GA (6-0, 185)- Why do we have someone on
here who is committed to Stanford. Well Mr. Jones is still looking
and has scheduled an official to ND and his father played for Lou
Holtz at ND. Stanford has already had 6 kids de commit from
them. Chance of landing 60%
A definite strength for the Irish despite the recent transfer of
Joseph Fauria to UCLA. The Irish targeted C.J. Fiedorowicz (now
pledged to Illinois) early but fell in love with Alex Welch and will
take only him for now.
I feel this is the Irish biggest need. The Irish started off this
class before signing day by landing standout Christian Lombard of
Illinois. The Irish now have what I believe six prospects left on
Seantrel Henderson- MN (6-8, 300)- The consensus # 1 player
in the nation regardless of position. It has been a roller coaster
for the Irish in his recruitment as early were mentioned heavily
only to fall out of a lot of talk, to now having an official visit line
up for the USC game. He will also visit USC, FL, OK, OSU and
MI. Who knows how this plays out. Irish need a lot of help from
former HS teammate Michael Floyd. Chance of landing 30%
Matt James -OH (6-8, 280)- massive tackle has visited South
Bend numerous times. Still really looks torn between Irish,
Cincinnati and a little bit of Ohio State. Chance of landing 50%
Erik Kohler - CA (6-4, 270)- HS teammate of Nick Montana.
Seemed destined to follow Montana to Washington before a late
summer trek to ND. Will probably come down to those two.
Chance of landing 50%
Brandon Linder FL (6-6, 290)- tall versatile talent from same HS
as Sam Young and Dan Wenger. Has played both LT and Center.
May want to stay home with Gators. Chance of landing 50 %
Arie Kouandijo MD (6-6 315)- Late on a lot of the national radar
lists. Just paired down a huge list eliminating some schools such as
Ohio State and Penn State that were thought to be favorites.
Film was much more impressive than his current ranking. Chance of
James Stone TN (6-5, 300)- Came in for spring game. Already
schedules for a ND official visit. Irish will face stern battle with
home state Volunteers for Mr. Stone. Chance of landing 50 %.
Monday August 17th
The Irish seem to be in the Seantrel Henderson sweepstakes as
the nations # 1 prep player has set an official visit to ND for the
Oct 17th USC game. Henderson will also visit, Florida, USC,
Oklahoma, Ohio State and Minnesota.
Tuesday August 4th
IRISH GET A PRINCE
Notre Dame landed its 14th commitment in Charlotte (NC)
Linebacker Prince Shembo. He picked the Irish over Tennessee
and Virginia Tech