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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

Rivals Top 100 Released

December 10, 2019

On Tuesday, Rivals released its updated Top 100 for the 2021 recruiting class. 

Notre Dame is well-represented with commits and targets, so it's easy to see why the class could end up being special. 

The Fighting Irish currently have the No. 1 ranked class in 2021 with seven commits. 

Avon (Ind.) offensive lineman Blake Fisher is the highest rated Notre Dame commit and just missed being a five-star prospect. 

All in all, I think the rankings for Notre Dame’s commits were pretty fair. I’m not there are six better quarterbacks than Tyler Buchner in the 2021 class, but he has another year to ascend. 

I firmly believe if Pickerington Central (Ohio) used Lorenzo Styles Jr. more and got him in space, he would be a little higher. Coming in at No. 34 isn’t bad at all for the two-way standout, but he is often not used on offense for his high school, which likely changes next year.

Deion Colzie’s rise in the rankings is well deserved as he looked like a man against boys this fall and it’s a deep class for interior defensive line, so I’m not overly concerned about Gabriel Rubio’s ranking. If he was 10 spots higher great, but I’m not sure there is much of a difference there as Notre Dame is getting a quality player. 

I was a little surprised tight end commit Cane Berrong‍ wasn’t included, but he’s a kid who loves a chip on his shoulder and this should be a nice one for him this winter.


 18. OL Blake Fisher‍ -1 spot

34. WR Lorenzo Styles Jr.‍ -6 spots

42. QB Tyler Buchner‍ +23 spots

72. WR Deion Colzie‍ +23 spots

95. DT Gabriel Rubio‍ -9 spots

Offered Prospects

1. DE Korey Foreman‍ Even

3. DE JT Tuimoloau‍ Even

7. DE Jack Sawyer‍ -3 spots (Ohio State commit)

6. RB Camar Wheaton‍ +1 spot

9. OL Tommy Brockermeyer‍ -4 spots

11. WR Emeka Megwa‍ +1 spot

20. DE Landon Jackson‍ +38 spots

22. WR Beaux Collins‍ -1 spot

23. CB Tony Grimes‍ -1 spot

25. DE Monkell Goodwine‍ +1 spot

26. DT Payton Page‍  -7 spots

27. DT Damon Payne‍ -2 spots

29. CB Jakailin Johnson‍ +35 spots

30. OL Nolan Rucci‍ Even

31. LB Barrett Carter‍ +25 spots

32. ATH Billy Bowman Jr‍ +59 spots (Texas commit)

33. RB Will Shipley‍ +20 spots

35. OL Landon Tengwall‍ +19 spots

39. WR Mario Williams‍ Even

40. DT Tywone Malone‍ -4 spots

41. DE Ja’Tavion Sanders Even (Texas)

43. DE Tunmise Adeleye‍ +1 spot

45. ATH Ga'Quincy McKinstry‍ -13 spots

46. LB Branden Jennings‍ +3 spots

51. WR Donte Thornton Jr.‍ -14 spots

56. OL Donovan Jackson‍ -11 spots 

58. RB Donovan Edwards‍ +31 spots

62. QB Preston Stone‍ -39 spots

64. ATH TreVeyon Henderson‍ Even

67. WR Marvin Harrison Jr.‍ +9 spots (Ohio State commit)

73. OL Ben Christman‍ Even (Ohio State commit)

77. OL Rocco Spindler‍ +5 spots 

78. DT Elliot Donald‍ Even

84. ATH Derrick Davis‍ -1 spot

89. ATH Lovasea Carroll‍ +4 spots

90. S David Daniel‍ -9 spots (Georgia commit)

98. WR Jayden Ballard‍ Even (Ohio State commit)

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