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Notre Dame Football Recruiting Class 2017

Notre Dame Football Recruiting Class 2017

Commitments:21National Rank:11
Commitments
PLAYERPOSHTWTSCHOOLSTRANKNATSTATENOTES
David AdamsLB6-2215Central CatholicPA****Top 250Top 10Remains firm to Fighting Irish despite overtures from SEC and ACC programs; took three trips to South Bend before committing to the Irish
Jafar ArmstrongWR6-1205Bishop MiegeKS***Top 475Top 3Switched commitment from Missouri to Notre Dame in the days leading up to National Signing Day; took official visit to South Bend in late January; talented WR who will have opportunity to work into rotation immediately
Aaron BanksOL6-7315El CerritoCA****Top 200Top 20Chose the Fighting Irish over Oregon, Tennessee, and Michigan after officially visiting all four schools; fourth offensive line prospect to commit to Notre Dame; capable of playing either tackle or guard at the next level
Avery DavisQB5-11190Cedar HillTX****Top 275Top 45Committed to Irish on a junior day visit to South Bend; produced approximately 2,900 all-purpose yards and 25 touchdowns last fall
Jonathan DoererK6-3190South MecklenburgNC**Top 2,300Top 60Top 20 kicker nationally who initially committed to Maryland, but switched to Notre Dame less than a week before National Signing Day
Darnell EwellDT6-4295Lake TaylorVA****Top 150Top 5Helped lead Lake Taylor High School to Virginia Class 4A state championship game in 2015; versatile lineman who could play DT or DE for the Irish
Jordan Genmark-HeathDB6-2205Cathedral CatholicCA***Top 575Top 60Good-sized defensive back prospect who decommitted from Cal in late January and subsequently committed to and signed with the Fighting Irish
Dillan GibbonsOL6-4310Clearwater Central CatholicFL***Top 400Top 50First Notre Dame verbal commitment in 2017 class; his high school coach is former Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Mike Alstott
Robert HainseyOL6-5275IMG AcademyFL****Top 100Top 15Attends South Florida gridiron power IMG Academy; pledged to Notre Dame at “The Opening” finals in Oregon
Kurt HinishDT6-2285Central CatholicPA***Top 525Top 10High school teammate of fellow Notre Dame pledge David Adams; helped lead Central Catholic to Pennsylvania AAAA state title in 2015
C.J. HolmesRB6-0200Cheshire AcademyCT****Top 275No. 2Committed to Notre Dame two days after “Irish Invasion” recruiting event; versatile back who can catch passes and run outside and between the tackles
Cole KmetTE6-5230St. ViatorIL****Top 100Top 3National recruiting analyst Tom Lemming considers Kmet the top 2017 recruit in the Chicago area; one of two elite TEs in Notre Dame’s class
Joshua LuggOL6-7295North AlleghenyPA****Top 125Top 5One of three Notre Dame pledges from the Pittsburgh area;
Jonathon MacCollisterDE6-4240Bishop Moore CatholicFL***Top 1,000Top 150Former prep teammate of incoming Notre Dame freshman Parker Boudreaux; helped lead Bishop Moore to Florida 5A state title in 2015
Jeremiah Owusu-KoramoahWR/DB/LB6-2200BethelVA***Top 475Top 20Longtime Virginia commitment who backed out of his Cavalier pledge in late January; took official visit to South Bend the weekend before National Signing Day and joined with Fighting Irish on NSD
Isaiah RobertsonDB6-3190Neuqua ValleyIL****Top 300Top 5Versatile athlete who could play receiver or in the secondary for the Fighting Irish; earned All-State honors as a junior
Myron Tagovailoa-AmosaDE6-4270KapoleiHI***Top 475Top 3Late defensive line addition from Hawaii who chose the Fighting Irish over Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech; versatile defensive lineman who could develop into a DT at the college level
Kofi WardlowDE6-4230St. John's CollegeDC***Top 1,050Top 10 (DC)Switched from local hometown program, Maryland, to Notre Dame on National Signing Day; athletic defensive end prospect that fills critical need for Notre Dame defense
Drew WhiteLB6-1225St. Thomas AquinasFL***Top 1,000Top 150His older brother, Sean, started five games at QB for Auburn last fall; recorded 101 tackles in 2015 for same school that produced Corey Holmes and other ND players
Brock WrightTE6-5245Cy-FairTX****Top 75Top 10Committed to ND in the summer prior to his junior year; arguably the top tight end prospect nationally in 2017 class
Michael YoungWR5-11175DestrehanLA***Top 475Top 20Attended “Irish Invasion” camp in June; just the third Louisiana native this century to sign with the Irish (others were Albert Poree and Jerry Tillery)

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