The latest as spring ball approaches ...
- Notre Dame remains in the final six for ESPN Watch List tight end Jeb Blazevich (Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Christian), who just visited Georgia, our Radi Nabulsi writes.
- Notre Dame, Michigan, Ohio State, Northwestern, West Virginia and Maryland currently stand out to Watch List guard Sam Mustipher (Olney, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel), our Chantel Jennings writes.
- Class of 2014 tight end Ian Bunting (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central) has scrapped his top three after receiving Michigan and Ohio State offers, but he still plans on visiting the Irish on April 13 , our Jared Shanker writes.
- Notre Dame is one of 17 to offer defensive tackle Thomas Holley (Brooklyn, N.Y./Abraham Lincoln), who plans on visiting the school in the future, our Josh Moyer writes.
- The Irish were previously in Watch List receiver Thaddeus Snodgrass' (Springfield, Ohio/Springfield) top five, but he now says that Kentucky, Louisville, Penn State, South Carolina and West Virginia make up the list , Shanker writes.
- Class of 2014 guard Braden Smith (Olathe, Kan./Olathe) is hoping to take an unofficial visit to Notre Dame after March 18 , our Brad Bournival writes.
- Notre Dame is among the latest to offer Watch List offensive tackle Alex Bars (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell), our Dave Hooker writes.