Jan 5, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; West linebacker Jaylon Smith (9) during U.S. Army All-American Bowl high school football game at the Alamodome. The East won 15-8. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Staff Recruiting Predictions: Second Try


Eddie Vanderdoes, Defensive Tackle, Placer (Placer, California)

Lead Editor, Andrew Hall: UCLA

Staff Writer, Nick Combs: UCLA

Vanderdoes recently reopened his recruitment before the US Army All-American Bowl and will visit to Notre Dame in January. Vanderdoes will decide between USC, Notre Dame, UCLA, Washington and Alabama. Vanderdoes visited UCLA on November 24th. He also has a visit scheduled for USC on January 18th. Vanderdoes could eventually replace Louis Nix at Nose Guard but he could play anywhere along the line. USC is imploding right now. UCLA is on the rise. Notre Dame played for the National Title. If he has a great visit to South Bend, it could swing Vanderdoes in favor of the Irish.

Sebastian Larue, Wide Receiver, Santa Monica (Santa Monica, California) 

Lead Editor, Andrew Hall: Notre Dame

Staff Writer, Nick Combs: USC

Larue decommitted from USC and will visit Notre Dame on January 25th. Will Notre Dame still have a spot open for him at this point? Depending on how everything shakes out between now and then, Larue could cease to be a target. Larue is a very talented Wide Receiver. He is a consensus 4-star player. He participated in the Under Armour All-American Game. If Notre Dame has a spot for him, he will select Notre Dame.

L.J. Moore, Cornerback/Safety, Central East (Fresno, California)

Lead Editor, Andrew Hall: Oregon State

Staff Writer, Nick Combs: Arizona State

Again, this appears to be a situation where Notre Dame may not even have room to take a commitment even if the prospect wanted to give it. L.J. Moore recently stated that he was down to Notre Dame, ASU and Oregon State. If Notre Dame would take his commitment, would he give it? He visited South Bend for the game against Michigan. Oregon State is the closest to his hometown and is a solid program. Arizona State will receive a visit from Moore on January 18th, effectively getting the last word.

Torrodney Prevot, Outside Linebacker, Alief Taylor (Houston, Texas)

Lead Editor, Andrew Hall: USC

Staff Writer, Nick Combs: USC

Prevot is another recruit whom Notre Dame is approaching late in the process. Torrodney Prevot is a 4-star recruit who is ranked in the top 250. Prevot will visit Notre Dame on January 25, 2013. He played in US Army All-American Bowl. It is difficult for teams to come in late process and attempt to pull a recruit away from another team. But with USC falling quickly, Notre Dame may have chance. Notre Dame is really pursuing a Defensive End/Outside Linebacker.

Deon Hollins Jr., Outside Linebacker, Fort Bend Marshall (Missouri City, Texas)

Lead Editor, Andrew Hall: UCLA

Staff Writer, Nick Combs: UCLA

Hollins is another player that Notre Dame is pursuing at the pass rusher position. It is likely that Hollins will visit Notre Dame but he is currently committed to UCLA. Can the Irish swing Hollins out of Texas at the last moment?

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