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2016 Illinois DT Has Eyes On ND


Naquan Jones took advantage of his camp opportunities last month as the 2016 Illinois defensive lineman picked up offers from Illinois and Iowa after performing at each camp. “It’s just really exciting,” the junior-to-be from Evanston, Ill., said. “It puts a lot of pressure on me. I went to the camps and I was able to perform really well and ... Read More »

Step Up and ProducePremium Football


Notre Dame is a difficult team to evaluate heading into the 2014 season.  Solid early recruiting classes and outstanding recent classes have left Notre Dame with a talented roster, but one with gaps in experience.  Talent is spread throughout, but so much of that talent has yet to prove much, if anything on the field. That inexperience, combined with arguably ... Read More »

Scarlett Sets Top FivePremium FB Recruiting


Cameron Scarlett took a major step in his recruiting process when the 2015 Oregon running back trimmed his list of options to five on Monday afternoon. The 6-foot-2, 215-pounder from Central Catholic High School in Portland announced a top five in no order of Notre Dame, Stanford, Oregon, UCLA and Washington. Scarlett took Irish Sports Daily through his favorites, explaining ... Read More »

Nine Notre Dame Players Earn Preseason Recognition


With the final release of the various “watch lists” for national awards it is clear that national pundits are aware of the potential of the 2014 Notre Dame football team.  Nine different student-athletes were represented on the various lists. Sophomore linebacker Jaylon Smith received the most preseason recognition.  After an outstanding freshman season that saw him rack up 67 tackles ... Read More »

Irish In Top Three For TX SpeedsterPremium FB Recruiting


After backing off a commitment to Baylor last month, John Humphrey has trimmed his list to three schools. “I’m down to Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Ole Miss,” the 2015 Texas receiver/defensive back prospect said. The 6-foot, 160-pounder from Clear Falls High School in League City, Texas initially offered the Bears his pledge in April, but decommitted because of Baylor’s plans ... Read More »

Irish Interested In Top 2017 ATH


With a father who played in the NFL, an older brother and a cousin already committed in the Class of 2015, Darnay Holmes will have about as much help as any prospect could hope for heading into the recruiting process. “It’s great having those people who know about the recruiting process and who have been through it before,” said Holmes, ... Read More »

Recruiting Week In Review


The Notre Dame football coaching staff has laid an excellent foundation for the Class of 2015 but there are still pieces of the puzzle remaining. Like all teams, the Irish are still looking to add playmakers on both sides of the ball in addition to those already committed. Last week Irish Sports Daily reported on two recruits from football hotbeds ... Read More »

Brey Bringing In Quality Duo


Notre Dame will be getting a pair of great basketball players and great players in Matt Ryan and Elijah Burns, according to the duo’s AAU basketball coach. Ryan and Burns, who committed to the Irish about a week apart, both play for the Albany City Rocks AAU program and their coach Hamlet Tibbs is excited about their futures. “I think ... Read More »

Irish Hoops Score Again


Barely a week after scoring its first commitment in the Class of 2015, the Notre Dame men’s basketball program is on the board again today, gaining a pledge from Elijah Burns. The 6-foot-8, 220-pound power forward from Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., chose the Irish over offers from schools like Boston College, Rhode Island, Seton Hall and Temple among others. ... Read More »

Barajas Comfortable With Commitment


Josh Barajas enjoyed watching Notre Dame add nine commitments in just over a month after the 2015 Indiana linebacker switched his pledge from Penn State to the Irish. “It’s honestly the best feeling,” Barajas said of seeing the Irish class take shape. “It’s great to have people who have the same goals and mindset that you have. It’s just awesome ... Read More »