Notre Dame adds four-star tight end to 2024 recruiting class

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Tight End U is getting another pass catcher as four-star high school junior-to-be Jack Larsen of Charlotte Catholic in Charlotte, North Carolina announced his commitment to Notre Dame on Friday.

Larsen, who is rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports, chose Notre Dame over a list of finalists that consisted of Clemson, Michigan, North Carolina, and North Carolina State.

Larsen is listed at 6-3, 215-pounds.  He had offers from 25 different programs that also included Ohio State, Alabama, Penn State, Florida, and plenty of others.

Larsen is the fourth commitment in the 2024 cycle as all four commits are rated as four-star prospects or better according to 247Sports Composite.

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Notre Dame running back out for the year

How do you feel about Notre Dame’s running backs entering the 2022 season now?

Notre Dame freshman running back [autotag]Jadarian Price[/autotag] was supposed to make an impact this fall but now his season is already over before it even began.  Notre Dame announced that Price suffered a ruptured achilles tendon recently and underwent surgery this week.  The injury will keep him out for the entire 2022 season.

Price was a four-star running back out of Denison, Texas and enrolled early at Notre Dame this spring.  Price was one of the stars of the annual Blue-Gold Game as he totaled 116 yards on 17 touches.

The injury puts a further dent in what should be a talented running back room for Notre Dame.  Sophomore [autotag]Logan Diggs[/autotag] suffered a torn labrum in the spring game and his status for the opener at Ohio State remains unknown.

Junior [autotag]Chris Tyree[/autotag], sophomore [autotag]Audric Estime[/autotag], and freshman [autotag]Gi’Bran Payne[/autotag] are the only three scholarship backs currently healthy on the Notre Dame roster.

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Crystal ball pick comes in for five-star quarterback Dante Moore

Thank goodness for C.J. Carr.

This spring it started to appear that it was only a matter of time before five-star quarterback [autotag]Dante Moore[/autotag] ultimately gave his verbal commitment to Notre Dame.  However, that commitment never came and if you go by the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine, the chances for the Irish continue to drop by the day.

Now a crystal ball prediction from one of the best at making them is out and it’s more bad news for Notre Dame’s pursuit as Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports has given his crystal ball projection for Moore to end up at Oregon.

Related: Dante Moore tweets a duck-pic

How accurate is Wiltfong usually?  He’s batting .913 in this year’s class as he’s hit on 3,431 of 3,758 projections which means he’s probably onto something here, as Moore is also now scheduled to visit Eugene this weekend.

It’s not official yet and may not be for some time.  Heck, it may not end up being correct altogether (although I wouldn’t bet on that), but a talent like Moore seemingly being in the grasp of Notre Dame and him getting away is a painful miss as he was the biggest recruit in the 2023 class for [autotag]Marcus Freeman[/autotag] and [autotag]Tommy Rees[/autotag].

Assuming Wiltfong ends up being correct we’ll left to wonder what Notre Dame does at quarterback this cycle as they taken some big swings but came up empty in each of them.

Do they scurry to add a quarterback that is yet to be offered?

This is where you hope [autotag]Tyler Buchner[/autotag] lives up to the hype the next few seasons and that [autotag]C.J. Carr[/autotag] will be the real deal once he arrives on campus for the 2024 season.

Make no mistake about it – Notre Dame went all-in on Moore and appears to have lost.  They went all-in on Moore, seemingly held a significant lead compared to everyone else, and appears to have lost.

Imagine if this had happened under the previous regime.

Carr certainly softens this blow significantly but swinging big and missing like this is anything but fun, even if it has been trending that way for some time.

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2023 team recruiting rankings following Arch Manning commitment

Who is set to rise from this and who do you see falling the most?

The top-ranked player in the 2023 recruiting cycle made a huge splash on Thursday when [autotag]Arch Manning[/autotag], yes the nephew of those former NFL quarterbacks, committed to Texas.  Although the commitment to the Longhorns only bumped Texas into the top 20 in the 2023 247Sports composite team rankings, the likely commitments that will follow him to Austin should only boost Texas going forward.

Ohio State has had a hot streak of late as well as they’ve been landing star wide receivers at a ridiculous rate and are threatening for the top spot.

How do the team rankings shape up after the Arch Manning commitment?

Take into account these are still early as the likes of Alabama and Michigan aren’t to be found, but they do give a solid idea of who is off to a hot start and who has a lot of catching up still to do.

Here are the latest top 30 team rankings according to 247Sports composite following Manning’s commitment.

Notre Dame’s 2024 recruiting class commitments

The 2023 recruiting cycle has yet to sign but that doesn’t mean that the Irish are waiting for that class to fill up. Marcus Freeman is already working hard on the 2024 class and here are each of the current commitments for that class in order. …

The 2023 recruiting cycle has yet to sign but that doesn’t mean that the Irish are waiting for that class to fill up. [autotag]Marcus Freeman[/autotag] is already working hard on the 2024 class and here are each of the current commitments for that class in order. (This list will be updated as more prospects verbally pledge to Notre Dame.)

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Five-star 2024 Missouri wide receiver visiting Notre Dame today

He’s on campus now

The Irish missed out on one five-star receiver earlier this week when Florida’s [autotag]Carnell Tate[/autotag] committed to Ohio State. That has not stopped the Marcus Freeman recruiting train, as today he turned his focus on another five-star wide out, Ryan Wingo.

The six-foot-two-inch and 198-pound receiver from the 2024 recruiting class is viewed as one of the best in the country. Already holding offers from LSU, Florida, Oregon, Texas and plenty of others, Wingo is currently in South Bend visiting with Freeman and the offensive staff. Football runs in the Wingo family, as his brother was a running back for Arkansas from 2009-2012.

The Irish currently have three commits in the 2024 cycle which include quarterback [autotag]CJ Carr[/autotag], and defensive linemen [autotag]Brandon Davis-Swain[/autotag] and [autotag]Owen Wafle[/autotag].

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Watch: Notre Dame commitment sacks, picks off Arch Manning

Certainly would be fun to see these two square off in a College Football Playoff in a couple of years.

Notre Dame wasn’t really ever in on the [autotag]Arch Manning[/autotag] sweepstakes that came to a conclusion Thursday as the star high school quarterback announced his decision to attend Texas.  However, the first Irish commitment in the 2023 recruiting class was from defensive end [autotag]Keon Keeley[/autotag] who is viewed as a top-10 player in the entire cycle.

What does that matter you ask?

It really doesn’t in terms of Manning’s commitment to the Longhorns but it is at least fun to point out that Arch and Keon have competed against each other before.  Keeley of Berkeley Prep in Florida took on Manning and Newman of Louisiana last year and lets just say that round one went to the future Domer.

See a few highlights from Keeley’s memorable night below as they include an interception, sack, and multiple hurries.

If you’re interested in watching the entire game you can below.  Keeley and Berkeley Prep cruised to victory but that wasn’t without some incredible plays by Manning that showcased his five-star ability.

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RIP to Pitt and Ravens great, Tony Siragusa

RIP to a football great.

One of the biggest personalities that the NFL has ever seen has passed away as Tony Siragusa died Wednesday at the age of just 55.  He’s remembered as a key part of the dominant Baltimore Ravens defense that captured Super Bowl XXXV.  He started his NFL career with the Colts and was also a sideline reporter for NFL coverage on Fox.

Before his NFL career however, Siragusa starred at a rival of Notre Dame’s, as the Goose was a force for Pitt from 1985-1989 before signing an undrafted free agent contract with the Colts.  While at Pitt, the Goose delivered an all-time quote that took a rib at Notre Dame and Penn State.

“If I wanted to learn a school song, I would’ve gone to Notre Dame or Penn State. I want to kill people on the football field. That’s why I came to Pitt.” – Tony Siragusa

Regardless of your thoughts on Pitt football, that quote belongs on a t-shirt at the bookstore.

RIP to a great player and all-time personality that went miles in making football fun.

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Kyle Hamilton throws out first pitch at Orioles game

It wasn’t thrown hard but it was certainly over the plate

It was a Notre Dame connection on Tuesday night at Camden Yards in Baltimore when Ravens first round draft pick [autotag]Kyle Hamilton[/autotag] threw out the first pitch ahead of the Orioles home game against the Washington Nationals.

Hamilton wasn’t the only Domer participating however as former Notre Dame baseball star and current Oriole [autotag]Trey Mancini[/autotag] caught the first pitch.  You can check out Hamilton’s toss below,

Hopefully Hamilton brings more luck to the Ravens this year than he did the Orioles as they fell 3-0 and recorded just three hits in the contest.

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Chase Claypool claimed he’s a top what receiver in the NFL?!!?

Love you Chase but did you mean on the Steelers specifically?

Cooper Kupp, Davante Adams, Deebo Samuel.

Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase, Stefon Diggs.

Ceedee Lamb, Tee Higgins, D.K. Metcalf.

If the question is “Who is the best wide receiver currently in the NFL?” then these would be a little more than a handful of the first names that popped up.

Then after another handful or two of names you might find former Notre Dame standout [autotag]Chase Claypool[/autotag], now a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Claypool sees things a little differently though as he recently called himself one of the elite wide receivers in the entire NFL.

Claypool spoke on the “I am Athlete” podcast with hosts Brandon Marshall, LeSean McCoy, and Adam “Pacman” Jones.

I’m going to say, my second year, I was a better player than I was my first year,” Claypool said. “The plays just didn’t work out, right? Some of the plays just didn’t go my way. I didn’t make some plays I need to make. But as a football player, understanding the game, knowing what to do, knowing where to be, I was better. So I’m going to be better this year.

“And just like you said, understanding I’m not normal — I feel that way when I’m on the field. I know for a fact I am not like the rest of the guys in the NFL. I know I’m a top-five receiver. I know I’m a top-three receiver.”

-Chase Claypool

In order to perform you need to have confidence whether you’re in sales, construction, football, or any other industry.  However, if Claypool is a top-three receiver in the NFL right now then I’m a top-three candidate to be on the July cover of GQ magazine.

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