Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Signing Day Feast Or Famine?


Can Notre Dame make the 2016 National Signing Day a day of jubilee, or will the Irish be left wanting?

With signing day just days away, Notre Dame is hot on the trail for some of the nation’s most elite prospects. For the past few weeks now, and certainly moving forward, reports from around the country in various newspapers and websites have and are documenting just about every move one of these last uncommitted (and even committed) prospects make.

Schools from all across the country are making there final push and pleas towards these prospects, and most of them are pulling out all of the stops to get these players to sign with them on Wednesday. Whether it be a boatload of mail, a car full of coaches, or a semi truck that carries the equipment, schools are reaching out and courting these recruits as fervently as a Hollywood romance flick.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are certainly one of those schools and as far as uncommitted prospects go, there are only 4 that Notre Dame is going after with


trucks blazing.

  1. WR Demetrius Robertson
  2. LB Caleb Kelly
  3. LB Ben Davis
  4. LB Jonathon Jones

Of the four, Jonathon Jones is the most likely to sign with Notre Dame. It was just a week ago that Notre Dame was considered by many to sign Robertson, Kelly, and Jones with Davis a pipe dream. That was one week ago. Now Notre Dame is still the likely landing spot for Jones, but Caleb Kelly has trended back to Oklahoma (and he is from Fresno after all) and now Demetrius Robertson looks as if he will take his decision past signing day with visits to Georgia Tech, Georgia, and Alabama scheduled for this weekend and next weekend as well. Robertson has also claimed Stanford s his #1 school with Notre Dame at #2. All that is stopping Robertson from signing with Stanford is a SAT test score that Robertson is waiting on after he retook the test last week.

Things aren’t looking so good for the Irish now. No wonder they got creative and innovative with the semi truck.

Even though Ben Davis has now stated that Alabama is no longer his top school and everything is still up for grabs after a big visit from Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame coaching staff, all real signs point to him signing with Bama or Georgia.

So, the hope is still there for a big splash on signing day, but the reality is that is may be one for Notre Dame that will find the Irish wanting yet again. The recruiting class is still very strong with 22 commits that are all expected to sign with the Irish, but that National Signing Day bolt of energy that is given to a program that gets the latest and greatest most likely won’t be there. It won’t be for a lack of effort, but it are these recruits that take the class and the program to the next level, and for Notre Dame they’ve been hitting the reset button on this level for long enough.