National Signing Day 2014: Grade and analysis for Notre Dame

Nov 30, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly walks amongst players before the game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 30, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly walks amongst players before the game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are hungry to get back to a national championship game once again, right where they were two seasons ago, and they took a pretty good step in the right direction on Wednesday with their signing class on National Signing Day.

Overall, according to Rivals, Kelly and the Irish finished with the 11th-ranked class in the country.

Here’s a look at the Notre Dame 2014 signing class with a grade:

ENROLLEES (2)

Justin Brent Justin Brent
Speedway (Indianapolis, IN)
Justin Brent Videos(Early Graduate)
WR
6-3/190
Enrolled
1/7/2014
Andrew Trumbetti Andrew Trumbetti
N Valley Reg Demarest (Demarest, NJ)
Andrew Trumbetti Videos
SDE
6-5/250
Enrolled
1/7/2014

SIGNED LETTER OF INTENT (21)

Nyles Morgan Nyles Morgan
Crete-Monee (Crete, IL)
Nyles Morgan Videos
ILB
6-1/225
Signed
2/5/2014
Quenton Nelson Quenton Nelson
Red Bank Catholic (Red Bank, NJ)
Quenton Nelson Videos
OT
6-5/295
Signed
2/5/2014
Alex Bars Alex Bars
Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville, TN)
Alex Bars Videos
OT
6-6/309
Signed
2/5/2014
Nick Watkins Nick Watkins
Bishop Dunne Catholic (Dallas, TX)
Nick Watkins Videos
CB
6-1/185
Signed
2/5/2014
Corey Holmes Corey Holmes
St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Corey Holmes Videos
WR
6-2/175
Signed
2/5/2014
Sam Mustipher Sam Mustipher
Good Counsel (Olney, MD)
Sam Mustipher Videos
OG
6-3/285
Signed
2/5/2014
DeShone Kizer DeShone Kizer
Central Catholic (Toledo, OH)
DeShone Kizer Videos
PRO
6-5/207
Signed
2/5/2014
Jay Hayes Jay Hayes
Poly Prep (Brooklyn, NY)
Jay Hayes Videos
DT
6-5/260
Signed
2/5/2014
Nic Weishar Nic Weishar
Marist (Chicago, IL)
Nic Weishar Videos
TE
6-5/233
Signed
2/5/2014
Grant Blankenship Grant Blankenship
The Colony (The Colony, TX)
Grant Blankenship Videos
SDE
6-6/252
Signed
2/5/2014
Drue Tranquill Drue Tranquill
Carroll (Fort Wayne, IN)
Drue Tranquill Videos
S
6-2/210
Signed
2/5/2014
Tyler Luatua Tyler Luatua
La Mirada (La Mirada, CA)
Tyler Luatua Videos
TE
6-4/230
Signed
2/5/2014
Jimmy Byrne Jimmy Byrne
St. Ignatius (Cleveland, OH)
Jimmy Byrne Videos
OG
6-4/290
Signed
2/5/2014
Daniel Cage Daniel Cage
Winton Woods (Cincinnati, OH)
Daniel Cage Videos
DT
6-3/295
Signed
2/5/2014
Greer Martini Greer Martini
Woodberry Forest (Woodberry Forest, VA)
Greer Martini Videos
ILB
6-3/232
Signed
2/5/2014
Nile Sykes Nile Sykes
Montini Catholic (Lombard, IL)
Nile Sykes Videos
OLB
6-2/223
Signed
2/5/2014
Jonathan Bonner Jonathan Bonner
Parkway Central (Chesterfield, MO)
Jonathan Bonner Videos
SDE
6-4/250
Signed
2/5/2014
Kolin Hill Kolin Hill
Samuel Clemens (Schertz, TX)
Kolin Hill Videos
WDE
6-2/220
Signed
2/5/2014
Jhonathon Williams Jhonathon Williams
Berrien Springs (Berrien Springs, MI)
Jhonathon Williams Videos
SDE
6-6/237
Signed
2/5/2014
Pete Mokwuah Pete Mokwuah
St. Joseph by the Sea (Staten Island, NY)
Pete Mokwuah Videos
DT
6-5/305
Signed
2/5/2014
Tyler Newsome Tyler Newsome
Carrollton (Carrollton, GA)
Tyler Newsome Videos
P
6-3/190
Signed
2/5/2014

 

 

Grade: B-

Topics: National Signing Day 2014, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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