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Notre Dame entered the 2016 NFL Draft with 485 total players drafted, which is good for second all-time behind USC with 489. Ronnie Stanley: 1st Round, 6th pick – Baltimore Ravens  Offensive lineman Ronnie Stanley cut into the lead early on Thursday evening as the Baltimore Ravens took him with the 6th pick in the draft. The Las Vegas native was a ... Read More »

2017 CT OL Hoping To Hear From ND


Andrew Stueber has several attractive options already, but the 2017 Connecticut offensive lineman is looking for more. The standout from Darien High School in Darien, Conn., has offers from schools like Penn State, North Carolina, Maryland, Vanderbilt, UConn, Boston College, Northwestern, Yale and Harvard among several others. One program Stueber is hoping to hear more from is Notre Dame. “I’m ... Read More »

America’s Team All In For Smith


It’s been a journey for linebacker Jaylon Smith over the past few months. The All-American and 2015 Butkus Award winner tore his ACL and LCL in his final collegiate game in January, but also saw his agent, Eugene Parker, pass away in March. However, the Fort Wayne native kept the faith and the Dallas Cowboys came through on Friday evening ... Read More »

Big Board Breakdown – Sweet (South) CarolinaPremium FB Recruiting


Notre Dame is a national brand in recruiting and the first round of the NFL Draft was a great example of that. Ronnie Stanley was once an offensive line recruit from Las Vegas, Nevada. Will Fuller was a wide receiver recruit from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jaylon Smith, who if healthy would have joined Stanley and Fuller as a first round pick, ... Read More »

Kaindoh Set To Announce College Decision


2017 five-star defensive Joshua Kaindoh will announce his college decision via Twitter on Saturday. The IMG Academy (Fla.) star announced a Top 4 of Notre Dame, Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State, but many feel Maryland is still in play for him, as he is from Old Line State. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder visited Notre Dame for multi-day visit two weeks ... Read More »

ISD Intel


As always, Fridays here at Irish Sports Daily are reserved for ISD Intel, our weekly peek behind the scenes of Notre Dame Football and Irish recruiting efforts. This week, we take a closer look at the Notre Dame coaches’ efforts in their first week on the road following spring practice. Offensive line coach Harry Hiestand has and will be criss-crossing ... Read More »

5 ND Related Thoughts on the 1st RoundPremium Football


Former Notre Dame players Ronnie Stanley and Will Fuller weren’t the biggest stories of the first round of the NFL Draft. Their selections won’t get more attention than the five players selected from Ohio State, UCLA’s Myles Jack slipping out of the first round, or the crazy night for Ole Miss’ Laremy Tunsil that led to his fall to the ... Read More »

Dreams Coming True For Will Fuller


Will Fuller blew away the NFL combine in February much like he did opponents the last two season on the football field. The 6-foot, 185-pounder impressed the Houston Texans at the combine and the Texans took Fuller with the 21st overall selection. “The only contact I had with Houston was at the combine and I met with the whole staff,” ... Read More »

Ravens Had Eyes On Stanley


Ronnie Stanley didn’t know when or who would draft him in the first round on Thursday night, but the Baltimore Ravens pulled the trigger on the 6-foot-5, 319-pounder with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Ravens organization is one that does in-depth scouting, but also centers the team around high character, tough and intelligent football players. ... Read More »