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Posted on: May 20, 2011 12:13 pm

Harrell heads to Notre Dame

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Notre Dame continues to build their next recruiting class, adding to the 2012 edition Thursday night in Charlotte (N.C.) offensive tackle Mark Harrell.

“I know it’s the right one for me and I’m not going back on it,” Harrell told The South Bend Tribune.

The 6-foot-5, 270-pound Harrell is a big tight end in high school but will shift to tackle once he arrives in South Bend, similar to Irish 2011 signee Troy Niklas.

“A good, solid, down-the-line guy,” MaxPreps analyst Tom Lemming said of Harrell. “A solid prospect. Definitely a Notre Dame type of kid.”

Harrell unofficially visited the school twice before committing. He held offers from Michigan, Tennessee, Stanford, Clemson and North Carolina among others. He is the second offensive lineman for the Irish's class of 2012 and seventh commitment overall.

“I decided to pull the trigger,” he said. “I couldn’t wait any more.”

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has made recruiting offensive and defensive linemen a priority since taking over the reigns of the team. Harrell is the eighth line commitment in the past two classes on the offensive side.

Posted on: February 1, 2011 3:36 pm
Edited on: February 3, 2011 6:24 am

Uncommitted recruits' signing times

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Let the hat show begin! Below is a list of some of the top uncommitted prospects in the country and what time they are scheduled to sign. This list will be constantly updated with the latest information as it becomes available.

Time (ET) Player Position Schools
8AM Jake Fisher Offensive tackle Signed with Oregon
9AM Jeoffrey Pagan #4 Defensive end Signed with Alabama
  Lamar Dawson #6 Inside Linebacker Signed with USC
  Elkino Watson Defensive tackle Signed with South Florida
  Ja'Juan Story Wide receiver Signed with Florida
9:30AM Darius Jennings #5 Athlete Signed with Virginia
  Erique Florence #5 Safety Signed with Auburn
10AM Tony Steward #2 Inside Linebacker Signed with Clemson
  Nickolas Brassell #11 Wide receiver Signed with Ole Miss
  Antonio Richardson #6 Offensive tackle Signed with Tennessee
  Aundrey Walker #9 Offensive tackle Signed with USC

Troy Niklas #2 Offensive tackle Signed with Notre Dame
  Jalen Grimble Defensive end Signed with Miami (Fla.)
  Kent Turene #12 Inside linebacker Signed with Georgia
10:30AM Spencer Region #20 Offensive lineman Signed with Clemson
11AM Timmy Jernigan #3 Defensive tackle Signed with Florida State
  Javorius Allen Running back Signed with USC

Brent Calloway #3 Outside linebacker Signed with Alabama
11:20AM Delvon Simmons #8 Defensive tackle Signed with North Carolina
11:30AM Stephone Anthony #1 Outside linebacker Signed with Clemson
12PM Cyrus Kouandjio #1 Offensive tackle Signed with Auburn
1:30PM Isaiah Crowell #6 Tailback Signed with Georgia

Gabe Wright Defensive tackle Signed with Auburn
1:50PM Curtis Grant #1 Inside linebacker Signed with Ohio State
3PM Jermauria Rasco #6 Defensive end Signed with LSU
3:30PM Marqise Lee #14 Athlete Signed with USC
8PM De'Anthony Thomas #2 Athlete Signed with Oregon

Don't forget to also check the MaxPreps' Team Recruiting Rankings page to see how the teams stack up as the players put pen to paper on Signing Day. You can also sort the committed recruits by conference and check out Tom Lemming's Top 100 Recruits for the class of 2011. More Recruiting Coverage

Posted on: January 28, 2011 9:07 am

1/28 Recruiting Roundup

Posted by Byran Fischer

The Friday before Signing Day is one of the busiest of the recruiting season as coaches make last minute pushes and recruits head out on final visits. Some links to catch you up on the action.

- Sports Illustrated’s Stewart Mandel has a great look at how kickers, sometimes the key to games in college, get a little short-changed when it comes to recruiting.

- The battle for Southern California offensive lineman Troy Niklas is down to Notre Dame and USC. Niklas had considered Stanford but was not admitted and had cooled towards the Cardinal with the coaching change.

- Great look at so-called ‘Package deals’ involving recruits by Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. One of the reasons the story is poignant is that highly-regarded running back Isaiah Crowell’s best friend is committed to Georgia and the Bulldogs are heavily recruiting Crowell to join him in Athens.

- A few people tried to connect the dots when Stanford commit Amir Carlisle switched to USC after his dad was let go from his position at the San Francisco 49ers following the arrival of Jim Harbaugh. Not so, Duane Carlisle says, his son had other factors that influenced his decision.

- Defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan has decommitted from Clemson and is now lists Georgia as his favorite.

- Washington has picked up, thanks to a tip from Steve Sarkisian’s twitter, a new commitment from safety Travis Freeney. He had been committed to Arizona.

Posted on: January 28, 2011 9:07 am
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