Notre Dame Football Recruiting’s Top Remaining Targets (Updated: July 31st, 2014)

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Jul 10, 2014; Beaverton, OR, USA; Offensive linemen (L) have a tug of war with the defensive linemen (R) during Nike Football

3. Porter Gustin – Outside Linebacker – Salem, UT (Salem Hills)

247: 23rd Rivals: 113th ESPN: 190th Scout: 64th

Porter Gustin is the definition of a “big skill” athlete. Gustin could play Outside Linebacker, Defensive End or Tight End. This all depends on his growth and the system he will play in.

Currently, Gustin checks in 6’5″ 240 lbs. If he adds any weight, he will definitely play Defensive End in college. He probably would have been an excellent candidate to play the CAT Linebacker position if Notre Dame still featured a 3-4. He compares favorably to Troy Niklas. Gustin is extremely athletic for his size like Niklas who played both Outside Linebacker and Tight End at Notre Dame.

247Sports categorizes him as an Outside Linebacker in their rankings. They rank Gustin as the 23rd overall recruit and a 5-star prospect in the class of 2015. Rivals also categorizes him as an Outside Linebacker. However, they are not as high on Gustin. They rank as 113th best player in the country.

Gustin said that he will definitely taken an official visit to Notre Dame for their battle against Michigan. The Fighting Irish are in good position here. They will have to battle Southern Cal for his services.