Notre Dame football recruits take huge leap in latest rankings

Several recruiting services have updated their 2024 class and player rankings and Notre Dame football benefitted from ESPN's latest recheck.
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This past week, there have been a number of recruiting services that updated their rankings and took a second look at how they rated some of the top players in the country. ESPN recruiting is the latest to rethink where they had players ranked and rated. Several Notre Dame football commits were benefits of the recheck.

It’s never worth putting a ton of stock into these rankings as a fan because in the end, it’s going to matter quite a bit more what they do on the field. On the other hand, there is a very real argument that when recruits see Notre Dame football bring in a ton of 4-star and 5-star recruits, they want to be introduced to the party.

To that end, the Fighting Irish can thank ESPN a bit, since most of the other recruiting services mostly dropped Notre Dame commits in the rankings. This particular service boosted quite a few of those commits up in the ranks.

CJ Carr stands out as one of the biggest beneficiaries. He finished as the 36th best player in the class according to ESPN. He’s also the fourth best QB in the recruiting cycle. That’s a higher rating than any other recruiting service gave him.

Cam Williams was next to get a bump as he now ranks as the nation's No. 47 overall player and No. 11 wide receiver in the class. The talented wideout climbed up four spots in the final rankings for ESPN.

Notre Dame football commits get ESPN boost

Kyngstonn Viliamu-Asa was one of the biggest climbers in the sites reranking. The linebacker, who looks like he could start on day one for the Irish, jumped 27 spots. He finished as the 75th best player and 7th best linebacker in the class.

The biggest jump of all came for Bryce Young who made a 128-spot jump. Just weeks ago, he was ranked as the 221st best player. He’s now inside the Top 100 at number 93.