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  1. purguy12

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    Everyday is Game day in recruiting. As of right now here is the Top 5 players that might end up Irish on NSD and my prediction from what I here.

    1)Asmar Bilal- 4 star LB, #167 player overall #3 ILB. #2 prospect in Indiana. its between ND and Mich and Mich is falling.
    Prediction: 95% Irish

    2) SoSo Jambo- 4 star RB,#67 Overall player, #3 RB, #10 player in Texas. Its Between ND and UCLA and Texas AM coming on strong out of no where. Alford and Cooks is killing it here with Soso.
    Prediction: 90% Irish

    3)Equanimeous St. Brown- 4 star WR, #213 player overall, #23 WR and #29 player in Cali. Its between ND, Stanford and USC. He said multiple times he wants to get away. That lead so believe its ND with Stanford in 2nd. Side note ND is also after his brothers who are in highschool.
    Predicition: 85% Irish

    4)Aliz'e Jones- 4 star TE, #132 player, #1 TE, #2 player in Nevada. Its between ND and UCLA again. He is committed to UCLA right now but ND is gain a lot of ground. He has mention its hard to turn down TE U(meaning ND). another help is he is best friends with Nicco Fertitta. I expect a flip here.
    Prediction: ND 50%

    5)Frank Buncon IV- 4 star CB, #117 player, #11 CB, #17 in cali. Its between ND and Stanford. He is a student athlete. He is looking at both education and football. This will be a great battle between ND and Stanford. ND just offered and word is he is coming for the Stanford game. Win can lean us to us. Stanford in the lead
    Prediction: 40% Irish


    any other updates I will post here. I don't think we land all 5 but I expect at least 3 out of this group. We might pick up a sleeper some where and we might lose one. That's the way recruiting works. Right now out of the 3 would go with the Top 3. I really do think ND lands Aliz'e Jones. He was at Mich game and he loved it. Plus he is going to the Banquet.
     



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    your updates and insights are always appreciated
     
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    Purguy,
    How has Lynch ever been doing for San Fran? Just curious, thanks.
     
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    He's played a little due to Aldon Smith but that is about all I can recall about him.
     
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    He blocked a punt at one point. Forget who it was against.
     
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    Lynch just had a break out game. He looks really good. he wasn't playing a lot but today he played a good amount and showed a great pass rush, something 49ers have been missing since Bowman and Smith are out. Lynch is going to be a stud in the NFL if he can just keep his heads on straight.
     
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    He did play well today, and hopefully only gets better, just like Notre Dame's recruiting efforts this year.
     
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    I see where a four star safety commit to Florida State, Calvin Brewton is set for a visit for the Stanford game this weekend. Hope things go well. Love to see him flip to the Irish.
     
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    Lynch took over for pass rush situations. Not bad for a rookie. Kid has a quick 1st move.
     
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    Big weekend this weekend with Visits. Here are some Big time players that are coming


    -WR Equanimeous St. Brown, the nation’s No. 11 player at his position. St. Brown is returning to Notre Dame after first visiting in the summer and now coming back with his whole family. ND feels really good about this and wouldn't be shocked if he commits after this weekend.


    Her are some names that are coming and ND is going to try and flip. DE Mekhi Brown and Alabama commit and safety Calvin Brewton and a FSU commit. Both will be tough but both have said they been waiting to visit ND. Keep an eye on these guys.


    -DB Frank Buncom IV has had Notre Dame among his leaders dating back to the summer, well before he had an Irish offer to consider. Stanford has been the fav here but this can be a statement game for ND. He is very good friends with St Brown.


    Commit list that are coming for this game:
    -Josh adams
    -Shaun Crawford
    -Nick Coleman
    -Nicco Fertitta


    2016 Battle: ND has 4 kids coming that have ND and OSU as #1 or #2 on their list.
    -OT Tommy Kraemar- ND in the lead and he might commit. OSU is #2
    -TE Jake Hausmann- ND slight lead over OSU but its close
    -WR Austin Mack-ND behind OSU right now.
    - DE Auston Robertson- OSU also in the lead


    BIG NAME PLAYERS: players that are loving ND right now
    -5 star CB Iman marshall
    -5 star WR Cordell Broadus
    -5 star QB Malik Henry


    Almost time: Players that might commit soon
    -4 star LB Tevon Coney: Between ND and Florida
    -4-5 star RB Soso Jambo: ND top target. ND going all in on him.
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    Wimbush (Penn State commit) and Kirkland (Michigan commit) are also visiting this weekend.
     
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    We got our 1st commit from this game. 2016 5 star OT Tommy Kraemer. He is #18 overall recruit and #4 OT in his class. This is a BIG pick up. It was between OSU and ND and he ND ND won easily.
     
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    I was just reading that, posted it in the 5-0 thread big time player for Notre Dame.
     
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    Yes very nice pick. Henry would be happy to know that if he commits he has a top OT protecting him.
     
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    ND might get 2 flips. QB 4 star commit from PSU and Top 5 ILB Kirkland who is a Mich commit. Both talked about ND and how much they loved it and they can see themselves playing at ND. Keep an eye on both of these players. If people forget Kirkland was being recruited by ND hard from the start but once he committed ND slowed down with him. He was the one that brought ND back into the picture.
     
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    1. Adding a quarterback in the 2015 class is no longer an afterthought.
    Brandon Wimbush, a four-star Penn State commit of Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep, took an official visit to Notre Dame over the weekend. Should Notre Dame offer, which more likely than not at this point, odds play heavily in the Irish’s favor to flip his commitment.
    It’s believed that Wimbush wants to stay closer to the east coast, and Notre Dame sits in close enough vicinity to fit that bill for both Wimbush and his mother.
    The two parties hooked up rather late in the recruiting cycle, as the visit to Notre Dame came about as unexpected piece of news that broke on Friday afternoon. However, that should be a non-factor for both sides going forward.
    He’s not gung-hoe about attending Penn State, and he never was from the start. In August, Wimbush gave serious consideration to flipping his commitment to Stanford before ultimately deciding location was an issue.
    He’s a Notre Dame-type of kid in plenty of facets. Arm strength sets him a part from other dual-threat prospects with similar running ability, and he’s learned the game from inside the setting of a big-time high school program. His offer list includes the likes of Miami, Michigan State, Ohio State, South Carolina and Stanford.
    We’ll likely have more on Wimbush’s visit and what’s next for him in the process this week.
    It’s a fair assessment that Notre Dame maintains position as the team to beat for 2016 five-star Malik Henry of Westlake (Calif.) High. It’s a Notre Dame – Florida State battle, and pending his high school football schedule, Henry could be in Tallahassee on Oct. 18 on an official visit to take in what could potentially be a top five clash between the Seminoles and Irish. Regardless, a final decision should come within the next couple of months.
    2. Stanford weekend provided another opportune setting for Notre Dame to host a plethora of elite prospects in the 2015 and 2016 classes.

    Turning back the page to the 2015 class, Notre Dame hosted its remaining No. 1 wide receiver target and No. 1 safety target on official visits over the weekend.
    As we expected, four-star wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown of Anaheim (Calif.) Servite will visit UCLA and perhaps Utah and USC before making a final decision. Notre Dame in the drivers’ seat here.
    Four-star safety Frank Buncom of San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine was thoroughly impressed with his time in South Bend, especially in regards to the campus atmosphere and the mixture of academics and athletics he observed. Despite Notre Dame’s decision to get involved here rather late (mid-September an offer was rendered), the Irish will make things interesting for the top-dog in his recruitment (Stanford) all he way until signing day.
    Mekhi Brown, a four-star Alabama defensive end commitment of Columbus (Ga.) Carver was in attendance this weekend on an official visit, but it’s going to take more than one solid weekend in South Bend to sway him from the Tide in the end. Same to be said for Florida State commitment, four-star safety Calvin Brewton of Miami (Fla.) Central, who will see Notre Dame play a second time this season in two weeks in Tallahassee.
    Finally, four-star linebacker and Michigan commit Darrin Kirkland of Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence Central visited Notre Dame on an unofficial visit on Saturday. It could be possible that Notre Dame holds off on extending an offer until it learns the destinations of Asmar Bilal and Te’Von Coney, both of whom present more versatility on the field than true middle ‘backer Kirkland.
    It’s also possible that once Brian VanGorder gets a chance to view more film of the No. 1 ranked player in Indiana, an offer could come as early as this week. As pointed out by Scout.com national analyst Allen Trieu, Kirkland committed to Michigan in May and never camped with Notre Dame; hence, an offer could have occurred had the staff been able to get a close-up look at him in June.
    3. Three-star linebacker Te’Von Coney is nearing a decision…
    For quite some time now, we’ve been saying to expect a decision from Coney in the near future. After an official visit to the Swamp this weekend that’s supposedly on the docket, it would come as real shock if he doesn’t announce a decision shortly thereafter.
    The Palm Beach (Fla.) High product is down to Florida and Notre Dame. Coney gave the Irish the edge after his official visit earlier this season. But, to those who have been following Coney’s recruitment, they know that’s not a solid indication of where he’ll end up. He’s changed up his leader between Florida and Notre Dame multiple times since June.
    Notre Dame feels confident he’ll become Irish, though location could win out in the end here. Should he indeed choose Notre Dame this fall, he’ll still be one to monitor leading up to signing day.
    4. Some quick-hitters regarding the top prospets left on the board in the 2015 class…
    Notre Dame continues to lead for its No.1 running back target, four-star Sotonye Jamabo of Plano (Texas) West. The back-up plan at this point would be going harder after three-star Kendall Bussey of New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman, a Nebraska commitment who added an offer from Notre Dame towards the end of September. Tony Alford continued to recruit four-star back Nicholas Brossette of Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab despite his commitment to LSU, and it’s paying off in the form of an official visit. Brossette is expected on campus this weekend for the North Carolina game. And yes, he’ll be a tough steal from the Tigers. Four-star running back Cameron Scarlett of Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic will take his official visit to Notre Dame this weekend, though Stanford possesses a comfortable lead here.
    Things could get interesting at safety going forward considering Buncom doesn’t plan to make his decision until January or February. Notre Dame has made it clear it wants to sign another prospect at the position in this cycle. Other (realistic) targets at this point include three-star Gary Jennings of Stafford (Va.) Colonial Forge, who will take his official visit to Notre Dame in December, and Hunter Dale of River Ridge (La.) John Curtis who is also expected to take an official to Notre Dame at the conclusion of high school season. Defensive backs three-star Mook Reynolds and four-stars Minkah Fitzpatrick and Kahlil Haughton could also all schedule officials before it’s said and done.
    Other official visitors of note coming up – Four-star cornerback Ykili Ross will be on campus for the Louisville game… Things here are trending in the direction of him remaining on the west coast… A pair of wide receivers will visit Notre Dame in December in Cordell Broadus and Lawrence Cager… Five-star defensive back Iman Marshall is a long shot to land in Notre Dame, but still expect him to take an official visit this fall… Notre Dame continues to work on receiving a visit from east coast four-star defensive lineman Christian Wilkins, though three-star Bo Wallace and four-star Porter Gustin present likelier options for Notre Dame on the pass-rushing spectrum.
     
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    1. Adding a quarterback in the 2015 class is no longer an afterthought.
    Brandon Wimbush, a four-star Penn State commit of Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter’s Prep, took an official visit to Notre Dame over the weekend. Should Notre Dame offer, which more likely than not at this point, odds play heavily in the Irish’s favor to flip his commitment.
    It’s believed that Wimbush wants to stay closer to the east coast, and Notre Dame sits in close enough vicinity to fit that bill for both Wimbush and his mother.
    The two parties hooked up rather late in the recruiting cycle, as the visit to Notre Dame came about as unexpected piece of news that broke on Friday afternoon. However, that should be a non-factor for both sides going forward.
    He’s not gung-hoe about attending Penn State, and he never was from the start. In August, Wimbush gave serious consideration to flipping his commitment to Stanford before ultimately deciding location was an issue.
    He’s a Notre Dame-type of kid in plenty of facets. Arm strength sets him a part from other dual-threat prospects with similar running ability, and he’s learned the game from inside the setting of a big-time high school program. His offer list includes the likes of Miami, Michigan State, Ohio State, South Carolina and Stanford.
    We’ll likely have more on Wimbush’s visit and what’s next for him in the process this week.
    It’s a fair assessment that Notre Dame maintains position as the team to beat for 2016 five-star Malik Henry of Westlake (Calif.) High. It’s a Notre Dame – Florida State battle, and pending his high school football schedule, Henry could be in Tallahassee on Oct. 18 on an official visit to take in what could potentially be a top five clash between the Seminoles and Irish. Regardless, a final decision should come within the next couple of months.
    2. Stanford weekend provided another opportune setting for Notre Dame to host a plethora of elite prospects in the 2015 and 2016 classes.

    Turning back the page to the 2015 class, Notre Dame hosted its remaining No. 1 wide receiver target and No. 1 safety target on official visits over the weekend.
    As we expected, four-star wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown of Anaheim (Calif.) Servite will visit UCLA and perhaps Utah and USC before making a final decision. Notre Dame in the drivers’ seat here.
    Four-star safety Frank Buncom of San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine was thoroughly impressed with his time in South Bend, especially in regards to the campus atmosphere and the mixture of academics and athletics he observed. Despite Notre Dame’s decision to get involved here rather late (mid-September an offer was rendered), the Irish will make things interesting for the top-dog in his recruitment (Stanford) all he way until signing day.
    Mekhi Brown, a four-star Alabama defensive end commitment of Columbus (Ga.) Carver was in attendance this weekend on an official visit, but it’s going to take more than one solid weekend in South Bend to sway him from the Tide in the end. Same to be said for Florida State commitment, four-star safety Calvin Brewton of Miami (Fla.) Central, who will see Notre Dame play a second time this season in two weeks in Tallahassee.
    Finally, four-star linebacker and Michigan commit Darrin Kirkland of Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence Central visited Notre Dame on an unofficial visit on Saturday. It could be possible that Notre Dame holds off on extending an offer until it learns the destinations of Asmar Bilal and Te’Von Coney, both of whom present more versatility on the field than true middle ‘backer Kirkland.
    It’s also possible that once Brian VanGorder gets a chance to view more film of the No. 1 ranked player in Indiana, an offer could come as early as this week. As pointed out by Scout.com national analyst Allen Trieu, Kirkland committed to Michigan in May and never camped with Notre Dame; hence, an offer could have occurred had the staff been able to get a close-up look at him in June.
    3. Three-star linebacker Te’Von Coney is nearing a decision…
    For quite some time now, we’ve been saying to expect a decision from Coney in the near future. After an official visit to the Swamp this weekend that’s supposedly on the docket, it would come as real shock if he doesn’t announce a decision shortly thereafter.
    The Palm Beach (Fla.) High product is down to Florida and Notre Dame. Coney gave the Irish the edge after his official visit earlier this season. But, to those who have been following Coney’s recruitment, they know that’s not a solid indication of where he’ll end up. He’s changed up his leader between Florida and Notre Dame multiple times since June.
    Notre Dame feels confident he’ll become Irish, though location could win out in the end here. Should he indeed choose Notre Dame this fall, he’ll still be one to monitor leading up to signing day.
    4. Some quick-hitters regarding the top prospets left on the board in the 2015 class…
    Notre Dame continues to lead for its No.1 running back target, four-star Sotonye Jamabo of Plano (Texas) West. The back-up plan at this point would be going harder after three-star Kendall Bussey of New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman, a Nebraska commitment who added an offer from Notre Dame towards the end of September. Tony Alford continued to recruit four-star back Nicholas Brossette of Baton Rouge (La.) University Lab despite his commitment to LSU, and it’s paying off in the form of an official visit. Brossette is expected on campus this weekend for the North Carolina game. And yes, he’ll be a tough steal from the Tigers. Four-star running back Cameron Scarlett of Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic will take his official visit to Notre Dame this weekend, though Stanford possesses a comfortable lead here.
    Things could get interesting at safety going forward considering Buncom doesn’t plan to make his decision until January or February. Notre Dame has made it clear it wants to sign another prospect at the position in this cycle. Other (realistic) targets at this point include three-star Gary Jennings of Stafford (Va.) Colonial Forge, who will take his official visit to Notre Dame in December, and Hunter Dale of River Ridge (La.) John Curtis who is also expected to take an official to Notre Dame at the conclusion of high school season. Defensive backs three-star Mook Reynolds and four-stars Minkah Fitzpatrick and Kahlil Haughton could also all schedule officials before it’s said and done.
    Other official visitors of note coming up – Four-star cornerback Ykili Ross will be on campus for the Louisville game… Things here are trending in the direction of him remaining on the west coast… A pair of wide receivers will visit Notre Dame in December in Cordell Broadus and Lawrence Cager… Five-star defensive back Iman Marshall is a long shot to land in Notre Dame, but still expect him to take an official visit this fall… Notre Dame continues to work on receiving a visit from east coast four-star defensive lineman Christian Wilkins, though three-star Bo Wallace and four-star Porter Gustin present likelier options for Notre Dame on the pass-rushing spectrum.
     
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    Well congrats ND on flipping Wimbush. He really looks good and it sucks to see him go.
     
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    Wimbush is a 2015 prospect I believe.