2013 Recruiting Class Winds Down

Well 2 weeks left until National Signing Day and this weekend Notre Dame has a number of recruits coming in – most already committed to USC. A new name popped up a de-commit from Texas TE Durham Smythe 6’5″ 230 who will bypass Michigan and visit ND for the weekend festivities.

Smythe is an interesting story – he has been a long time ND fan and felt ND was too late with their offer so he committed to Texas, now he’s available. Paired it down to Stanford (just visited) Michigan, whom he was scheduled to visit this weekend but jumped ND ahead – I think he commits this weekend, if all goes well. He’s a lot like Eifert in that he also played WR this year for his High School team. ND coach Scott Booker just visited him and got him for this weekend.

Here is his highlight video:

By my calculation we have 2 spots left and ND would really like to get DL Fitts and Vanderdoes – especially Vanderdoes – both scheduled for this weekend. Jaylon Smith will also be there to help in the recruitment.

If weekend goes well it will jeopardize 5th year for Fox or Calabrese or both. I really would like these 2 back. They can stabilize the middle and really help the young guy Grace who moves into Manti’s position. We already have a really young secondary and we don’t want to rookies as the inside backers
If I had to pick one, it would be Calabrese, who was terrific on short downs and goal line D.

Interesting weekend and I’m hoping for at least 2 commits – Smythe and Vanderdoes.

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