Irish recruiting roundup
July, 31, 2013
By Matt Fortuna | ESPN.com
Coming at you a little bit earlier in the day
- Notre Dame is No. 12 in the latest ESPN Class of 2014 team recruiting rankings .
- Our Mitch Sherman has a neat story here on college helmets, with details about Notre Dame's changes midway through the 2011 season. And Jeremy Crabtree looks at the impact of fashion trends on recruits. (Paul Lukas looks at changes this fall, though none appear to be coming for the Irish.)
- Three-star safety Payton Hendrix (Dallas/Bishop Dunne) was close to announcing a top-five, but then a Notre Dame offer came and changed everything for him , Damon Sayles writes.
- Jared Shanker says that the Irish are in the driver's seat for defensive end Jashon Cornell (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall), the No. 1 overall player in the 2015 ESPN Junior 300.
- Defensive tackle Hjalte Froholdt, No. 14 in the 2015 ESPN Junior 300 and holder of a Notre Dame offer, is back in his native Denmark after his visa expired this summer. Shanker has more here .
- ESPN Junior 300 defensive back Shaun Crawford (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Edward) recently visited both Michigan and Notre Dame, with the Wolverines holding an edge , Tom VanHaaren writes.
- ESPN 300 safety Quincy Wilson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School of Nova South) won’t be announcing his decision until the first week of August, but he has narrowed his list of schools to Florida, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina and USC , according to Michael DiRocco.
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FBS INDEP. SCOREBOARD
Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
Final Marshall 52 Northern Illinois 23 Final Navy 17 San Diego State 16
Final Central Michigan 48 Western Kentucky 49 Final Fresno State 6 Rice 30
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State