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Holy. Freaking. Crap.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Well, maybe it’s just because yesterday was a federal holiday and no one had anything better to than sit at their computers and rumor-monger, but there are TONS of recruiting whispers out there. I repeat: TONS. Including some rather unbelievable news on … well, you’ll just have to read to the bottom to find out. Remember, though, you’d already know all of this stuff and more if you’d been following what was being said on the IrishEnvy boards. But forthwith, a brief rundown of some of the highlights …

Off the Irish radar:

  • California RB/DB Thaddeus Brown, a high school teammate of commits Dayne Crist and Anthony McDonald, was briefly on ND’s radar as a potential recruit for the defensive secondary, but won’t be getting an offer because of academic issues.
  • California DE Datone Jones, currently a UCLA verbal, had a visit to ND scheduled for late January but has since canceled it, apparently because of academic issues once again.
  • No matter what they tell you, believe this: Texas RB Cyrus Gray is going to Texas A&M.
  • Kansas WR/QB Chris Harper has verballed to Oregon.
  • Missouri FB/ILB Will Compton was offered by the Irish, though as a fullback with a chance to play linebacker down the line. Apparently that’s not what he was looking for, and so his scheduled official visit to ND has been canceled. Last I heard he’s announcing today, between Nebraska, Missouri, and Illinois.

On the Irish radar:

Well, not quite “finally” …

  • There are … how shall I put it … lots of crazy [EDIT: and probably false. See the article linked here. And remember that I did call them "crazy" - don't hate on the messenger.] rumors flying around on the - yes, you are reading this correctly - Omar Hunter front, as ND’s courtship of him (and his of ND) may not be entirely a thing of the past. I can’t say more now, because much of this seems to be of the If I Told You I’d Have to Shoot You Fast Because My Source Would Be Coming to Shoot Me variety. Let’s just say you should keep your ear to the ground to see if these rumblings turn into a genuine earthquake … and remember, you heard it here first!

Friday Night Lights update, Part II

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

Here’s a rundown of how Notre Dame’s primary remaining recruiting targets for 2008 fared in their high school games this past weekend (the current commits were covered yesterday):

That’s all for now! I’ll be back later today with some analysis of some pretty significant changes to ND’s depth chart.

This weekend’s Friday Night Lights roundup (10/1/07)

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Here’s a rundown of how Notre Dame’s current group of 19 committed high school seniors, as well as their primary recruiting targets, fared in their football games this past weekend. (Note that I’m no longer tracing the stats for Frostproof (Fl.) tailback Carlton Thomas, who committed to Georgia this past weekend.)



This weekend’s Friday Night Lights roundup

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Here’s a rundown of how ND’s current commitments and primary recruits did in their high school football games this past weekend.



That’s all for now! We’ll be back next week with more.

Rounding Up the National HS Football Rankings

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Here’s an update on where some of our current committed players’ and recruits’ teams stand in the various national rankings.

  • S commit Dan McCarthy’s Cardinal Mooney (Ohio) team, for which he plays QB but is primarily a runner, is ranked #8 nationally by MaxPreps, #15 nationally by ESPN, #11 nationally by USA Today, #18 nationally by PrepNation, and #13 nationally by Rivals. ESPN also has them ranked #3 in the Midwest, USA Today has them #2 in this group, PrepNation has them #3,
  • QB commit Dayne Crist and LB commit Anthony McDonald’s Sherman Oaks Notre Dame (Calif.) team is ranked #23 nationally by ESPN, #19 nationally by USA Today, and #25 nationally by Rivals. They are also ranked #5 in the West by both ESPN and USA Today, and #4 in the West Coast region by PrepNation.
  • TE commit Joseph Fauria’s Crespi (Calif.) team is ranked #22 nationally by MaxPreps.
  • LB commit Steve Filer’s Mount Carmel (Ill.) team is ranked #17 nationally by MaxPreps and #30 nationally by Rivals. It is also ranked #6 in the Midwest by USA Today, #4 in the Midwest by PrepNation
  • DE commit Darius Fleming’s St. Rita’s (Ill.) team, which lost to Mount Carmel this weekend, fell from the ESPN and Rivals rankings, as did TE commit Kyle Rudolph’s Elder (Ohio) team. St. Rita’s is still ranked #10 in the Midwest by PrepNation.
  • WR recruit Michael Floyd’s Cretin-Derham Hall (Minn.) team is ranked #40 nationally by Rivals, #7 in the Midwest by ESPN, and #5 in the “Midlands” region by PrepNation, and RB recruit Cyrus Gray’s DeSoto (Texas) team is ranked #6 in the Southwest region by PrepNation.

(Via ESPN, USA Today (also here), MaxPreps, PrepNation, and Rivals.) Want to talk more about ND football and recruiting? Then head over to IrishEnvy

Irish Roundup: Friday Night Lights Edition, 9/17/07

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

Here’s a rundown of how our currently committed players and primary recruiting targets for the current year fared in their games this past weekend.



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Irish Roundup: Friday Night Lights Edition

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Here’s a rundown of how our current group of commitments and major recruiting prospects did in their games this week.



I’ll be back tomorrow to fill in the gaps in this coverage.