2017 Notre Dame Recruiting Class – Looks good!

The 2017 Notre Dame Recruiting Class looks good!  It’s almost memorial day, so that means any true blooded #NotreDameGuy is starting to feel the college football itch. While the Irish weren’t able to sign any 5-star recruits this year, they more than made up for it by signing ten 4-star recruits. Not to shabby, if I do say so myself and I do. The Irish, who are known for their prowess at the tight end position have brought in the #2 and #3 tight ends in the country in Brock Wright and Cole Kmet. The dynamic duo of Aaron Banks and Robert Hainsey are the likely future of the Irish offensive line. They both also have what it takes to play on Sundays as well.

The 2017 Notre Dame recruiting class is the #10 ranked draft class in the country.

The 2017 Notre Dame Recruiting class ranks #1 amongst Independent colleges. That’s cool to throw around, but it really only means that we’re better than Brigham Young, Massachusetts and Army.

Name Position Hometown Stars National Rank Status
Brock Wright TE Cypress, TX 4 67 Early Enroll
Robert Hainsey G Bradenton, FL 4 81 Early Enroll
Aaron Banks T El Cerrito, CA 4 171 Early Enroll
CJ Holmes RB Cheshire, CT 4 258 Early Enroll
Isaiah Robertson S Naperville, IL 4 276 Early Enroll
Cole Kmet TE Arlington Heights, IL 4 84 Signed
Joshua Lugg T Wexford, PA 4 121 Signed
Darnell Ewell DT Norfolk, VA 4 149 Signed
David Adams ILB Pittsburgh, PA 4 232 Signed
Avery Davis ATH Cedar Hill, TX 4 254 Signed
Dillan Gibbons T Clearwater, FL 3 378 Signed
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoh ATH Hampton, VA 3 455 Signed
Jafar Armstrong WR Mission, KA 3 470 Signed
Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa DE Kapolei, HI 3 472 Signed
Michael Young WR Destrehan, LA 3 476 Signed
Kurt Hinish DT Pittsburg, PA 3 518 Signed
Jordan Genmark Heath S San Diego, CA 3 553 Signed
Jonathon MacCollister DE Orlando, FL 3 955 Signed
Drew White ILB Fort Lauderdale, FL 3 971 Signed
Kofi Wardlow DE Washington, DC 3 NA Signed
Jonathan Doerer K Charlotte, NC 2 NA Signed

2017 Notre Dame Recruiting Class notes:

  • Brock Wright who enrolled early, has been named a “tight end to watch,” by the program. But, Mack and Smythe had a great Spring, with Weishar making strides in the right direction as well. Wright did his part this Spring through and showed great physicality. Don’t expect to see him much this fall though.
  • Robert Hainsey and Aaron Banks both had strong Spring showings. Coach Kelly seems to be very fond of Hainsey and has vocalized this. Hainsey may compete for a starting position this Fall. Banks on the other hand needs more work, but has been harolded as a likey future first round draft pick due to his ideal physical attributes.
  • CJ Holmes was injured during the Spring practices, which isn’t a big deal as he’s fifth on the depth chart currently. That being said, word on the street is that he impressed coaches.
  • Isaiah Robertson has the best Spring of all the early enrollees. He’s a perfect fit for Mike Elko’s new defensive system and shined. He had many interceptions during the spring practices and was never afraid of contact. He’s a likely true freshman starter.