Sep 22, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; A general view of Notre Dame Stadium during the first quarter of the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Michigan Wolverines. Notre Dame won 13-6. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

Notre Dame Recruiting Update: October 5, 2012


4 star wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr. from Prosper, Texas committed on September 23, 2012 after his visit to the Michigan game.

According to Rivals.com, Notre Dame currently has 21 commitments for the 2013 season. This includes one 5 star player, eleven 4 star players, and nine 3 star players. Currently Notre Dame is ranked 5th overall in recruiting.

Corey Clement

Clement is a 3 star running back that has committed to Pittsburgh. He is ranked as the 27th running back and is not nationally ranked. It looks like Notre Dame is making a late surge since he visited during Michigan weekend It made a strong impression on him. However, it does not look like that he is going to change his mind and go to Notre Dame. There are too many running backs in front of him that he might not get a chance to play at all. There is very high potential in this guy, but it all comes down to if he wants to take the risk on his playing time. Clement stands at 5’11’’ 205 pounds, and is more of a speed back. He will run around you, juke you and then leave you in the dust. He is not a power back at all, hardly ever lowering his shoulder to get the extra 2-3 yards. Overall, an average to above average recruit that more than likely will not come to Notre Dame because of numbers.

L.J. Moore

A 4 star cornerback that is ranked 13th at his position and 163rd nationally. Moore is Notre Dame’s best shot at getting an elite corner for the 2013 class. He enjoyed his visit to South Bend during the Michigan game and said that he wants to get his parents to South Bend to check out what Notre Dame has to offer as well. Nothing is officially scheduled yet. Moore plans to make his 4 other official visits to other schools before making a decision. He visits Oklahoma when they play Notre Dame, which could be a deciding factor.

Cole Luke

Another 4 star cornerback that is ranked 22nd at his position and 221st nationally. Luke visited Notre Dame during the Michigan game as well. He was impressed by the environment and the defensive play of the Irish. Luke has been to Notre Dame 3 times now and the Irish have failed to make their key move. His top two schools still remain Oklahoma and Texas, with Notre Dame a close third. Never count Notre Dame out of any recruiting race, simply because they have so much to offer besides football.

Mackensie Alexander

Alexander is another 4 star cornerback that is ranked 7th at his position and 39th nationally. Alexander has come close to committing to Notre Dame, but has changed his mind several times among his ‘favorite schools’. You can expect him to wait for signing day or the Army All-American game to decide where he is attending school. But it looks like that Clemson and Notre Dame are going to have to duke it out for him. Tom Zbikowski to might be need in this one.

Notre Dame is going to have to make some big moves to get these cornerbacks, but it is very possible to land any of these guys above. It will be interesting to see what tricks the Irish have up their sleeve to sign one of these elite cornerbacks. As for Clement, I think he is a little underrated, but he needs to develop a power running game to become the running back he needs to be.

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