Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Top 5 Targets Update

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November 24, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly leads the team out the field before playing against the Southern California Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Editor’s Note: These are the current Top 5 Targets for Notre Dame Recruiting in the opinion of Slap the Sign and its writers. The Top 5 Targets are determined on a basis of how well Notre Dame likes a certain recruit and how well they like Notre Dame. This list is updated weekly with the odds (Very likely, Likely, In Between, Unlikely and Very Unlikely) of whether or not the recruit will choose Notre Dame.

With Notre Dame’s victory over Southern California, the Fighting Irish became an almost irresistible choice for high school players. Notre Dame can offer an excellent education, great exposure and a winning program. Prospects are beginning to seek out Notre Dame. Because of that reason, the Top 5 Targets have changed immensely since the last update on November 22nd.

Al-Quadin Muhammad, Weakside Defensive End, Don Bosco Prep

Rumors have circulated that Muhammad is actually a silent commit to Notre Dame. The reason for his silence is that he wants to make is official during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in early January. Regardless if this rumor is true or not, Notre Dame is in great shape to land the Defensive End from New Jersey. Despite the fact that he is being recruited as a Defensive End, it is likely that he would play the CAT Linebacker position that is currently occupied by Prince Shembo and Ishaq Williams. Muhammad currently checks in at 6’4”, 225 lbs. To compare, in high school, Ishaq Williams was 6’6”, 230 lbs. These are similar frames. His Don Bosco Prep team lost in the playoffs so that would mean he would be available for an official visit on Banquet weekend.

Odds: Very Likely (Last week: Very Likely)

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