1. Notre Dame landed a commitment from 2015 Offensive Linemen Jerry Tillery
The Fighting Irish landed the earliest commitment in its history when it landed a pledge from Shreveport, Louisiana product Jerry Tillery. Tillery landed an offer from Brian Kelly and his staff after performing well at Notre Dame’s football camp. He did not wait long to decided that Notre Dame was the place he wanted to play his college football. Tillery holds offers from Arkansas, Ole Miss, Oregon State, Stanford and Texas A&M.
2. The Fighting Irish also landed a commitment from 2014 OLB/DE Jonathan Bonner
Brian Kelly landed an “off-of-the-radar” prospect in Jonathan Bonner, 2014 “Big Skill” prospect. Bonner has offers from Army, Ball State, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Memphis, Missouri, Michigan State, Navy, Purdue and Toledo. These are obviously mid-level to low BCS offers. No one is probably getting overly excited about the commitment from Bonner. But, strong teams with depth are not built completely with 5-star players. Additionally, Brian Kelly and his staff have shown themselves to be excellent at evaluating and developing talent.
3. Notre Dame commitments will be in action tonight on ESPNU at 9 p.m.
DeShone Kizer, Elijah Hood, Justin Brent and Quenton Nelson will compete in the Opening, which is currently taking place in Oregon. Kizer, Hood and Brent will compete tonight in 7-on-7 games that will be aired on ESPNU. Each Notre Dame commitment is on a different team. Hood will play for the Field Generals. Kizer will play QB for the Land Sharks. Finally, Justin Brent will compete on Team Vapor Carbon.