Notre Dame Football Recruiting – Signing Day Primer
Signing Day has become a national holiday for college football fans. ESPN now offers wall-to-wall coverage the entire day. UND.com gets on the air at 7 a.m. and does not stop until Brian Kelly’s press conference. It is a high drama day that can impact that future of a particular team. Hopefully, the 2014 version will be a memorable one for the Fighting Irish.
The Irish are currently ranked 9th in Rivals.com’s 2014 team rankings. In 2013, the Fighting Irish finished 3rd. Notre Dame’s worst class was in 2012 when the Irish finished at the 20th spot.
Here is a summary of the information that you need to prepare for Signing Day.
Final Slap the Sign Predictions Here
The Fighting Irish are expected to sign 20 players on National Signing Day. Justin Brent and Andrew Trumbetti are already enrolled. This gives the Irish a total of 22 players in the 2014 class.
The expected signees are: Alex Bars (OL), Grant Blankenship (DE), Jonathan Bonner (DE), Jimmy Byrne (OL), Jay Hayes (DT), Kolin Hill (LB), Corey Holmes (WR), DeShone Kizer (QB), Tyler Luatua (TE), Greer Martini (LB), Pete Mokwuah (DT), Nyles Morgan (LB), Sam Mustipher (OL), Quenton Nelson (OL), Tyler Newsome (K), Niles Sykes (LB), Drue Tranquill (DB), Nick Watkins (DB), Nic Weishar (TE), Jhonathon Williams (DE).
Daniel Cage – 12 p.m. ET – Finalists: Michigan State & Notre Dame
Terrence Alexander – 10 a.m. ET (ESPNU) – Finalists: Stanford & Notre Dame
Michiah Quick – 6 p.m. ET – Finalists: Oklahoma, Notre Dame & UCLA
John “JuJu” Smith – 4 p.m. ET (ESPNU) – Finalists: USC, Notre Dame & Oregon
Courtney Garnett* – Finalists: Notre Dame & Oklahoma
*Although Garnett is slated to sign with the Sooners on National Signing Day, he could easily sign with the Irish. However, there will be no formal announcement with two hats on the table.