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 the commitment of 5-star Running Back Greg Bryant, Notre Dame is closing in on a number one class in the nation for the 2013 year. The Fighting Irish still are pursuing several top recruits in an attempt to claim that number one class.
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. However, Muhammad has not scheduled an official visit to Notre Dame. That visit could come this weekend.
Odds: Very Likely (Last week: Very Likely)