Feb. 1, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly speaks at a press conference for national signing day at the Guglielmnio Athletics Complex. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football Recruiting Update: Friday, January 18, 2013


According to Rivals.com, Notre Dame currently has 22 commitments for the 2013 season. This includes three 5 star players, Thirteen 4 star players, and six 3 star players. Currently Notre Dame is ranked 2nd overall in recruiting for 2013. The Irish were ranked 1st in recruiting until Alex Anzalone de-committed from Notre Dame. Many people insist that he was really concerned about Coach Kelly leaving, but I don’t buy it. Coach Kelly wanted two things to get himself paid and his assistants paid (who are some of the lowest paid assistants in the country). Neither has happened yet, but it is coming very soon. I really don’t think Brian Kelly will leave Notre Dame unless he has either been there awhile or he gets a very generous offer from a very good NFL team. Many recruits said it didn’t matter if Coach Kelly left or not, simply because they are going to Notre Dame for more than just the coach or football, an education. With the second best recruiting class there is still more to be done. Eddie Vanderdoes, Kylie Fitts, Torrodney Prevot, Deon Hollins Jr., and Sebastian Larue are the most likely of the candidates to fill out the recruiting class. It is funny to think that all of these guys except Deon (committed to UCLA) are committed to USC or have been at some point.

 

Torrodney Prevot

Stands at 6’3’’ 201 pounds and is currently committed to USC, which is starting to waiver a little bit. He mentioned in an interview that he wants to play defensive end, but that will not be the case at Notre Dame. He would be a Prince Shembo type of player, mixing defensive end and outside linebacker. I don’t see him playing every down as a defensive end unless he gets a lot bigger. In the 3-4 scheme the cat linebacker mixes pass rushing and contain as their main jobs, which Prevot would be perfect for.

 

Deon Hollins Jr.

He has planned his official visit to Notre Dame and it is set for January 25th. He seems to be pretty solid in his commitment to UCLA, but is taking visits for a reason. Hollins wants to make the correct decision that will impact him for the rest of his life. Deon will more than likely decide his school on National Signing Day.

 

Two or maybe three more commitments for the Irish and that will be all. It will be interesting to see how many more former USC commits Notre Dame can grab up at the end of the long recruiting process.

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