Notre Dame Football Recruiting Update: Friday, November 16, 2012


Nov. 3, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly talks to his players in overtime against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame won 29-26 in triple overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

According to, Notre Dame currently has 22 commitments for the 2013 season. This includes one 5 star player, twelve 4 star players, and nine 3 star players. Currently Notre Dame is ranked 3rd overall in recruiting for 2013. The Irish dropped from the 2nd best overall recruiting class to 3rd when LSU jumped them at the beginning of this week. With only two spots left to fill in this recruiting class there will not be much more info about the 2013 recruiting class.

Khalfani Muhammad

Since Notre Dame is down to crunch time on scholarships they had to turn away Muhammad and it now looks like he will stay on the west coast where he is from (Sherman Oaks, California). I thought that Muhammad could be a break out player at Notre Dame, but size is still a question for the coaches.

Tarean Folston

This is the last offensive player that the Irish want in their 2013 recruiting class. Folston is a complete back. He has very quick feet and has good agility, but he also has the ability to run over the defenders. Notre Dame has looked as the number one for Folston, but Oregon is another top school of his and there is a planned visit to their campus this weekend for the Stanford game. If Notre Dame can out recruit Oregon then I think that Folston will land in South Bend, but we will wait and see.

A.Q. Muhammad

After he denied his silent commitment to Notre Dame, he still commented in say that Notre Dame is at the top of the list. Rutgers seems to be the other school in the race, for the main reason that it is close to his home. Will it come down to location? Notre Dame is the only official visit that Muhammad has scheduled for after his season. It will more than likely come down to Notre Dame or Rutgers.

Max Redfield

Still looks like Notre Dame is number one on his list of places to play after he de-committed from USC. If there is one recruit that is likely to commit this month it would be Redfield. Gaining him would make our defensive backfield much better and more promising as years went on.

Overall, nothing at all happened this week for the most part. Notre Dame will start the recruiting train for 2014 in December and even more in late winter early spring. The three guys above are the most likely to commit to Notre Dame for the 2013 season. There could always be another surprise maybe in L.J. Moore or Mackensie Alexander, but don’t count on it. John Montelus the number one offensive guard in the 2013 class will visit Notre Dame for its senior night this weekend in South Bend. He is already committed to the Irish, but hasn’t been on an official visit yet this year.