Blue and Gold Illustrated

Oct. 24, 2020

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 44 of 55 OCT. 24, 2020 45 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ROUNDUP Quarterback Tyler Buchner, 6-2, 210, La Mesa, Calif. (Helix Charter) Running Back Logan Diggs, 6-0, 191, Metairie, La. (Rummel) Donovan Edwards, 5-11, 193, West Bloomfield, Mich. (West Bloomfield) Wide Receiver Deion Colzie, 6-4, 180, Athens, Ga. (Athens Academy) Lorenzo Styles Jr., 6-1, 170, Pickerington, Ohio (Pickerington Central) Jayden Thomas, 6-2, 188, Atlanta (Pace Academy) Dont'e Thornton Jr., 6-4, 180, Baltimore (Mount St. Joseph) Tight End Cane Berrong, 6-4, 225, Hartwell, Ga. (Hart County) Mitchell Evans, 6-7, 240, Wadsworth, Ohio (Wadsworth Senior) Offensive Line Joe Alt, 6-7, 260, Fridley, Minn. (Totino-Grace) Pat Coogan, 6-5, 300, Chicago (Marist) Blake Fisher, 6-6, 330, Avon, Ind. (Avon) Rocco Spindler, 6-5, 290, Clarkston, Mich. (Clarkston) Defensive End David Abiara, 6-4, 240, Mansfield, Texas (Legacy) Jason Onye, 6-4, 250, Warwick, R.I. (Bishop Hendricken School) Will Schweitzer, 6-4, 215, Los Gatos, Calif. (Los Gatos) Defensive Tackle Gabriel Rubio, 6-5, 280, St. Peters, Mo. (Lutheran of St. Charles) Linebacker Prince Kollie, 6-2, 205, Jonesborough, Tenn. (David Crockett) Kahanu Kia, 6-2, 205, Honolulu (Punahou) Cornerback Ryan Barnes, 6-2, 180, Gaithersburg, Md. (Quince Orchard) Chance Tucker, 6-1, 170, Encino, Calif. (Crespi Carmelite) Ceyair Wright, 6-0, 173, Los Angeles (Loyola) Safety Justin Walters, 6-1, 170, Bolingbrook, Ill. (Bolingbrook) Athlete Titus Mokiao-Atimalala, 6-1, 165, Ewa Beach, Hawai'i (Campbell) Theran Johnson, 6-0, 170, Indianapolis (North Central) Commitments in bold italics RIVALS 2021 TEAM RECRUITING RANKINGS As of Oct. 16 1. Alabama 21 2. Ohio State 20 3. Oregon 22 4. USC 22 5. Florida 24 6. Michigan 21 7. Tennessee 26 8. Clemson 17 9. LSU 18 10. Notre Dame 19 Rk. School Commits Rk. School Commits Class Of 2021 Scholarship Offer Master List 2021 Master List Changes Prospects Removed: None. • Notre Dame put out a couple of new class of 2022 offers in early October. Sun Prairie (Wis.) High's Isaac Hamm, the No. 5 player in Wisconsin and the na- tion's No. 31 strong-side defensive end per Rivals, was fired up to add the Irish to his scholarship sheet during a conver- sation with position coach Mike Elston. "They basically told me that as an ath- lete and football player they would've offered me when I was in eighth grade, but they wanted to see my grades get boosted this school year," Hamm ex- plained. "If I could improve my grades, then I'd have a scholarship offer coming my way. So I knew I needed to get that done. "I have all A's right now and sent that in to Notre Dame. That's what did it for them. I kept my end of the deal, and they kept theirs." Hamm holds eight offers in total with seven Big Ten schools after his services and the Irish now on his list. He's receiv- ing interest from several other programs and would like to see a few SEC schools throw their hats into the ring. • Notre Dame offensive line coach Jeff Quinn dished out good news to Las Vegas Bishop Gorman's Jake Taylor, who is Rivals' No. 7 player in Nevada and the No. 33 offensive tackle nationally. "For it to come this early was a shocker to me," Taylor said. "It's the No. 1 offen- sive line school in the nation. They're a great school, and it's just unbelievable." Taylor has seen his recruiting process skyrocket since the pandemic shut down normal recruiting activities in March. He's picked up 16 new scholarship offers in the past seven months, including the likes of Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Penn State and USC. Bishop Gorman's new defensive backs coach is Nicco Fertitta, who played de- fensive back and on special teams for the Fighting Irish from 2015-18. • Honolulu Punahou's Kahanu Kia, a Rivals three-star talent and the No. 9 prospect in the Aloha State, is a major target for the Fighting Irish. Kia is plan- ning to head to Utah for a football camp in late October and trip to South Bend the following week to take a self-guided tour of campus. As much as he would like to, Kia won't be able to interact with the coaches on campus because of the NCAA's recruiting dead period. Look for Kia to an- nounce a commitment sometime in October, and his top choices are Notre Dame, Stanford, UCLA and Utah. — Mike Singer Las Vegas Bishop Gorman product Jake Taylor, a four-star class of 2022 prospect and the No. 33 offensive tackle in the land per Rivals, added Notre Dame to his offer sheet on Oct. 11. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM RECRUITING NOTES Follow @BGI_MikeSinger on Twitter for daily recruiting updates available on!

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Blue and Gold Illustrated - Oct. 24, 2020