2022 - State of the Recruiting Class thread

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I started off last year's 2021 State of thread with a comparo of offers by ND vs some other program so I'll start with that again.

ND = 29

Mich = 108

OSU = 32

PSU = 119

Northwestern = 7

Wiscy = 21

OU = 76

UT = 42

Clemson = 0

FSU = 96

Miami = 99

UVa = 49

Duke = 36

USC = 91

Stanford = 3

ASU = 165

Washington = 31

Bama = 67

Georgia = 82

A&M = 90

Vandy = 41


I think they are way too slow on offers this year and because they aren't offering, they aren't getting write ups from the network sites which means reporters aren't contacting these kids and pumping up their egos about that special ND offer.

So here's an updated but still WAY TOO EARLY 'best bet for ND' class projection.

QB - Brady Allen - IN - But I'll take the field, '22 QB will come from NJ or OH.
QB = Braden Davis - DE -------- I get a Kizer vibe here

RB = Gavin Sawchuck - CO ---- Perfect fit for Lance Taylor
RB = Emeka Megwa - TX ------- NOM's former teammate
RB = Arlen Harris - MO --------- RKG and Rubio's teammate

WR = Kaleb Brown - IL --------- He might be a RB - wherever he is = must get
WR = Tyler Morris - IL ---------- He's going to ND or MI
WR = Kaden Saunders - OH --- '22's Lo Styles
WR = Reggie Fleurima - IL ----- Legacy w/ production
WR = Ian Pugh - IL -------------- Wildcard w/ size

TE = James Kyle - IL ------------ The next Kmet
TE = Pat Caughey - NJ ---------- Tied here w/ Kevin Bauman's bro = Alex

OT = Jacob Allen - NJ ----------- John Olmstead's LT at St Joe's
OL = Joey Tanona - IN ---------- IN's best
OG = Hunter Whitenack - IN --- IN's yuge-est.
OL = Duece McGuire - IL -------- Coogan's teammate
OL = Sully Weidman - MA ------- His name's Sully

DE = Tyson Ford - MO ----------- Great fit
DE = Wilfredo Aybar - CT -------- All the Catholics
DT = Caden Curry - IN ----------- Best player in IN
DT = Dani Dennis-Sutton - MD -- Got a feeling here, it's ND. MI or PSU.

LB = Sebastian Cheeks - IL ------ Should be ND's top of the board LB
LB = Devon Jackson - NE --------- Freak ATH - Watts teammate
LB = Cyrus Moss - NV ------------- Fertitta's gonna land this
LB = Braelon Allen - WI ----------- Had to list em, ND will finish #2

S = Keon Sabb - NJ ---------------- He's interested in ND
S = CJ Hicks - OH ------------------ Prolly OSU and a #2 finish
CB = Isaac Thompson - MO ------ Thin early class for ND
CB = Xavier Nwankpa - IA -------- Prolly a S but has the tools.
DB = Bobby Taylor JR - TX ------- Bobby's kid, can't leave him off.
 

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Good little run on '22 Offers but more work to do,

Here's my list of needed offers:

QB - Figure it out. A lot of good options who have ND high on their lists.

RB - Arlen Harris Jr - MO
RB - Ali Wells - MO
RB - Kaytron Allen - VA/IMG

WR - Luther Burden - MO
WR - Reggie Fleurima - IL
WR - Eign Pugh - IL
WR - Hank Beatty - IL
WR - Omar Cooper - IN

TE - Pass for now

OT - Jacob Allen - NJ
OT - Deshawn Woods - NE
OT - Brody Meadows - VA
OT - Fisher Anderson - TN
OT - Jake Taylor - NV

OG - Demon Moore - IN

DE - Tristen Monday - AZ
DE - Wilfredo Aybar - CT

DT - Caden Curry - IN
DT - Anthony Lucas - AZ

LB - Sebastian Cheeks - IL
LB - Devon Jackson - NE
LB - Shawn Murphy - VA

S - Zion Branch - NV

CB - Bobby Taylor Jr - TX
CB - Caldra Williford - MO
CB - Isaac Thompson

ATH - Keon Sabb - NJ - WR/S
ATH - Shawn Miller - AZ/IMG - WR/S
 

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No surprise there, right?!? Look at ASU … appears they are going for an even 200! Throw it against the wall and see what sticks, huh?

It's stickin.

2020 WR's:

Johnny Wilson - .9495
Elijah Badger - .9368
LV Bunkley Shelton - .9309
Chad Johnson Jr - .8917

2020 RB's:

Daniyel Ngata - .9468
DeaMonte Trayanum - .9017


It's hard to imagine ND getting a haul like that at WR/RB.
 

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It's stickin.

2020 WR's:

Johnny Wilson - .9495
Elijah Badger - .9368
LV Bunkley Shelton - .9309
Chad Johnson Jr - .8917

2020 RB's:

Daniyel Ngata - .9468
DeaMonte Trayanum - .9017


It's hard to imagine ND getting a haul like that at WR/RB.

No idea about academics but DMT is from Ohio and they pulled him out west.
 

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No idea about academics but DMT is from Ohio and they pulled him out west.

He was a 4.0 student from a Holy Cross school... wish ND would’ve pursued harder. One of the best players I’ve ever watched play high school football.
 

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You must have never watched Tyrell Sutton then ...

only post in 3 years...

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No was too young to fully appreciate high school, Tyrell Sutton, too busy playing football behind the stands. But I was a fan of him at Northwestern.
 

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No was too young to fully appreciate high school, Tyrell Sutton, too busy playing football behind the stands. But I was a fan of him at Northwestern.

I went to Hoban. Which is why I decided to give you some sh*t on that!
 

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IrishIllustrated?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IrishIllustrated</a> told <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NotreDame?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NotreDame</a> fans last week that things were heating up between the Fighting Irish and four-star WR Reggie Fleurima.<br><br>Here's the latest between the 2022 target and the school he says would be a "dream offer."<br><br>Story: <a href="https://t.co/wmJrPmYrFq">https://t.co/wmJrPmYrFq</a> (VIP)<a href="https://twitter.com/247Sports?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@247Sports</a> <a href="https://t.co/gMMES3ppBi">pic.twitter.com/gMMES3ppBi</a></p>— Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomLoy247/status/1284980896681132034?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 19, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

.9821 4* WR Kaleb Brown
247: 94
Rivals: 5.9
ESPN: 85
Offers (17): Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Michigan, Duke, Eastern Michigan, Nebraska, Michigan St, Boston College, Missouri, Ohio State, Purdue, Kansas State, Kentucky

.9690 4* WR Tyler Morris
247: 94
Rivals: 5.9
ESPN: 83
Offers (19): Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Northwestern, Michigan, Arizona State, Penn State, Iowa State, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Nebraska, Colorado, Syracuse, Missouri, Kansas State, West Virginia, Kentucky, Purdue

.9317 4* LB Sebastian Cheeks
247: 91
Rivals: NR
ESPN: 81
Offers (7): Iowa State, Syracuse, Wisconsin, Michigan, Boston College, Northwestern, Notre Dame

.9187 4* WR Reggie Fleurima
247: 90
Rivals: 5.8
ESPN: 81
Offers (11): Virginia Tech, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Illinois, Purdue, Missouri, Oregon State, Nebraska, Iowa, Syracuse, Michigan State

I'd just have our best recruiters go live in Illinois for a few weeks and tell em don't come back until it's done. It would be awesome to have any of these 4 guys in the class. I really hope Del is actually reaching out to these WR's cause it was super disappointing to hear that communication dropped off for them. ND's got a shot at 3 WR's in their backyard who are GOOD. I really hope they don't totally screw this up!
 
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IrishIllustrated?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IrishIllustrated</a> told <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NotreDame?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NotreDame</a> fans last week that things were heating up between the Fighting Irish and four-star WR Reggie Fleurima.<br><br>Here's the latest between the 2022 target and the school he says would be a "dream offer."<br><br>Story: <a href="https://t.co/wmJrPmYrFq">https://t.co/wmJrPmYrFq</a> (VIP)<a href="https://twitter.com/247Sports?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@247Sports</a> <a href="https://t.co/gMMES3ppBi">pic.twitter.com/gMMES3ppBi</a></p>— Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomLoy247/status/1284980896681132034?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 19, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

.9821 4* WR Kaleb Brown
247: 94
Rivals: 5.9
ESPN: 85
Offers:

.9690 4* WR Tyler Morris
247: 94
Rivals: 5.9
ESPN: 83
Offers:

.9317 4* LB Sebastian Cheeks
247: 91
Rivals: NR
ESPN: 81
Offers:

.9187 4* WR Reggie Fleurima
247: 90
Rivals: 5.8
ESPN: 81
Offers:

I'd just have our best recruiters go live in Illinois for a few weeks and tell em don't come back until it's done. It would be awesome to have any of these 4 guys in the class. I really hope Del is actually reaching out to these WR's cause it was super disappointing to hear that communication dropped off for them. ND's got a shot at 3 WR's in their backyard who are GOOD. I really hope they don't totally screw this up!

Completely agreed. Just camp out in Chicago until they commit. Del and TOmmy don't have to travel that far.
 

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ND apparently just isn't interested in Morris anymore, and I'm sure they'll slow play the shit out of Fleurima, considering how likely he would be to jump on the offer.
 

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Fleurima's gonna be in the class. He's gonna be a house + a skilled receiver who will end up Tommy Tremble size. Could be a James Onwualu WR-->LB type too.

Dad was a 6-3/270 DT for Lou so he's got the genes.

This is not what most Soph WR's look like:

reggie-fleurima.jpg


Plus, his Dad went to Evanston Twp same school as our next CB = Sebastian Cheeks.

Sounds like the staff LOVES Kaleb Brown and will be in 100% on him until ESP/NSD This is non-negotiable BUT word out of Chicago is OSU will be the team to beat if they have him at the top of the board.

The other word is they haven't been recruiting Tyler Morris for whatever reason.

Other Chicagoland P5 prospects to know at this point:

Deuce McGuire - OL - Marist
Eign Pugh - WR - Fenwick
Max Reese - WR - Fenwick
Kaden Cobb - QB - Fenwick
Jordan Anderson - RB/LB - Joliet Catholic
Dontrell Jackson - QB - Marist
James Kyle - TE - Loyola
Saveon Brown - S/Rov - Thornwood
Maurice Edwards - RB - Carmel Catholic
Ryan Boersma - OL - Providence Catholic
Jalil Martin - WR - Kenwood
Lavar Lindsey - WR - Kenwood

Downstate guys:
Aidan Laughery - APB - Gibson City
Hank Beatty - WR - Rochester
Rashad Rochelle - QB - Springfield - will be a Slot or CB in college
 

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New CB list for the 2022 Class:

Tyler Morris - WR - Re-CB
Kevin Coleman - WR
Reggie Fleurima - Flex
Zach Rice - OT
Aamil Wagner - OT
DJ Wesolak - WDE
Tyson Ford - SDE
Eoghan Kerry - LB/DE
Alex Bauman - WDE/ATH
Donovan Hinish - DT
KJ Miles - DT
Tevi Tafiti - LB
Nic Alvarado - S
Avery Powell - CB


Already CB'd:

Steven Angeli - QB
Jake Taylor - OL
Ty Chan - OL
Sebastian Cheeks - LB


Committed:
Tanona - OG
Ziegler - LB
Nickel - TE
 

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New CB list for the 2022 Class:

Tyler Morris - WR - Re-CB
Kevin Coleman - WR
Reggie Fleurima - Flex
Zach Rice - OT
Aamil Wagner - OT
DJ Wesolak - WDE
Tyson Ford - SDE
Eoghan Kerry - LB/DE
Alex Bauman - WDE/ATH
Donovan Hinish - DT
KJ Miles - DT
Tevi Tafiti - LB
Nic Alvarado - S
Avery Powell - CB


Already CB'd:

Steven Angeli - QB
Jake Taylor - OL
Ty Chan - OL
Sebastian Cheeks - LB


Committed:
Tanona - OG
Ziegler - LB
Nickel - TE

According to the 247 Class Calculator, this group would have a projected score of 268.98, which would have put ND at 7th in the 2021 Team Rankings (just above USC). This includes two guys (Hinish and Kerry) who do not yet have composite scores.
 

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New CB list for the 2022 Class:

Tyler Morris - WR - Re-CB
Kevin Coleman - WR
Reggie Fleurima - Flex
Zach Rice - OT
Aamil Wagner - OT
DJ Wesolak - WDE
Tyson Ford - SDE
Eoghan Kerry - LB/DE
Alex Bauman - WDE/ATH
Donovan Hinish - DT
KJ Miles - DT
Tevi Tafiti - LB
Nic Alvarado - S
Avery Powell - CB


Already CB'd:

Steven Angeli - QB
Jake Taylor - OL
Ty Chan - OL
Sebastian Cheeks - LB


Committed:
Tanona - OG
Ziegler - LB
Nickel - TE

I would take that class in a heart beat as is if offered. Tyler Morris is CB'd to Mich by Loy, is there something new there?

A little thin at DB, and I would prefer Wimsatt at QB, but all in all a well rounded and deep group. Would also give us our first batch of multiple 5*'s since the '13 class.
 

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I would take that class in a heart beat as is if offered. Tyler Morris is CB'd to Mich by Loy, is there something new there?

A little thin at DB, and I would prefer Wimsatt at QB, but all in all a well rounded and deep group. Would also give us our first batch of multiple 5*'s since the '13 class.

Morris was CB'd to Michigan when it seemed like we weren't recruiting him. He's very much a priority now, and is probably an ND lean in all honesty.
 

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New CB list for the 2022 Class:

Tyler Morris - WR - Re-CB
Kevin Coleman - WR
Reggie Fleurima - Flex
Zach Rice - OT
Aamil Wagner - OT
DJ Wesolak - WDE
Tyson Ford - SDE
Eoghan Kerry - LB/DE
Alex Bauman - WDE/ATH
Donovan Hinish - DT
KJ Miles - DT
Tevi Tafiti - LB
Nic Alvarado - S
Avery Powell - CB


Already CB'd:

Steven Angeli - QB
Jake Taylor - OL
Ty Chan - OL
Sebastian Cheeks - LB


Committed:
Tanona - OG
Ziegler - LB
Nickel - TE

This one surprises me. Top 25 prospect, every offer under the sun, nothing posted on IE about him since May...but a CB, Where there's smoke...?
 

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I would take that class in a heart beat as is if offered. Tyler Morris is CB'd to Mich by Loy, is there something new there?

A little thin at DB, and I would prefer Wimsatt at QB, but all in all a well rounded and deep group. Would also give us our first batch of multiple 5*'s since the '13 class.

This isn't the entire class. I have no idea where the DB class is at and there's not Bobby Taylor legacy in the class. Sorry... that is dying to go to ND like his Dad. Took an educated guess with with one each at CB & S. Gotta keep an eye on Nicco at Gorman and who he can send because they've got a lot of DB's.

Don't feel good about Little Bauman as far as being better at WDE vs someone else not named Wesolak. But you have to CB him.

Having to CB Bauman makes me want to leave Kerry off the list but he's tearing up the combines and we've got toddler pics of him geared up. If he really produces at Mater Dei hard to bet against him to ND.
 

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Billy Schrauth anyone? Also they probably need a RB too.

Until Taylor commits somewhere else (like OU after his visit) I like this five better for fit.

I have no idea about running back yet.
 

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Hopefully we lock up most of our 21 class in December so we can start working on putting together another great class behind them.
 

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I really hope they send a couple different QB offers out...
 
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