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Nov. 26, 2018

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44 NOV. 26, 2018 BLUE & GOLD ILLUSTRATED FOOTBALL RECRUITING ROUNDUP Quarterback Brendon Clark, 6-2, 210, Midlothian, Va. (Manchester) Running Back Kyren Williams, 5-9, 191, St. Louis (St. John Vianney) Wide Receiver Kendall Abdur-Rahman, 6-0, 175, Edwardsville, Ill. (Edwardsville) Cam Hart, 6-3, 181, Olney, Md. (Good Counsel) Cornelius Johnson, 6-3, 195, Greenwich, Conn. (Brunswick) Offensive Line Quinn Carroll, 6-6, 280, Edina, Minn. (Edina) Zeke Correll, 6-5, 275, Cincinnati (Anderson) Andrew Kristofic, 6-6, 260, Gibsonia, Pa. (Pine-Richland) John Olmstead, 6-6, 285, Metuchen, N.J. (St. Joseph's) Enokk Vimahi, 6-5, 270, Kahuku, Hawai'i (Kahuku) Defensive End Howard Cross, 6-2, 240, Montvale, N.J. (St. Joseph's Regional) Isaiah Foskey, 6-5, 230, Concord, Calif. (De La Salle) NaNa Osafo-Mensah, 6-4, 215, Fort Worth, Texas (Nolan Catholic) Defensive Tackle Jacob Lacey, 6-2, 295, Bowling Green, Ky. (South Warren) Hunter Spears, 6-5, 260, Sachse, Texas (Sachse) Linebacker Osita Ekwonu, 6-2, 215, Charlotte, N.C. (Providence Day) Jack Kiser, 6-2, 206, Royal Center, Ind. (Pioneer) Marist Liufau, 6-3, 195, Honolulu (Punahou) Asa Turner, 6-4, 215, Carlsbad, Calif. (Carlsbad) — Washington commit Cornerback Isaiah Rutherford, 6-2, 170, Carmichael, Calif. (Jesuit) K.J. Wallace, 5-10, 182, Atlanta (Lovett) Safety Litchfield Ajavon, 6-0, 185, Alexandria, Va. (Episcopal) Kyle Hamilton, 6-3, 183, Atlanta (Marist School) Specialist Jay Bramblett, 6-2, 175, Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Hillcrest) Commitments in bold italics 2019 Master List Changes Prospects Removed: None RIVALS 2019 TEAM RECRUITING RANKINGS As of Nov. 15 1. Alabama 21 2. Oregon 22 3. Texas A&M 24 4. Clemson 24 5. Oklahoma 18 6. Texas 20 7. LSU 20 8. Georgia 17 9. Michigan 24 10. Arkansas 24 11. Notre Dame 20 Rk. School Commits Rk. School Commits Class Of 2019 Scholarship Offer Master List RECRUITING NOTES • Notre Dame hosted several top prospects at its final home game of the season in South Bend, a 42-13 blowout victory over Florida State Nov. 10. The talent in town included two of the program's top defensive end targets in the 2020 class: Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge product Jalen Logan-Redding and Port Huron (Mich.) Northern talent Braiden McGregor. Logan-Redding made his second trip to South Bend after taking in a camp over the summer. The three-star enjoyed the opportunity to speak with head coach Brian Kelly and defensive line coach Mike Elston during the weekend while leaving impressed with Notre Dame's performance. Logan-Redding remains high on Notre Dame, but is keeping his options open. McGregor — the No. 15 prospect in Michigan and the No. 24 outside linebacker in the country per Rivals — made a return trip after visiting for the season opener against Michigan. Like Logan-Redding, McGregor took notice of the Irish defensive line and his potential fit. The Irish continue to impress McGregor and are likely in the top three for the three-star junior, along with Michigan and Ohio State. • Oak Park (Mich.) High 2020 product Enzo Jennings, who Rivals ranks as the No. 4 corner- back and No. 53 overall player nationally, picked up a Notre Dame offer while he was in town for the Florida State game Nov. 10. The 6-2, 178-pounder also holds offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Michigan and Ohio State, among others. Following the visit and offer, Notre Dame appears to be in the top group for Jennings. He hit it off early with cornerbacks coach Todd Lyght and hopes to continue strengthening their bond. • Along with Jennings, Notre Dame also offered 2020 prospects Danville (Ky.) Boyle County athlete Landen Bartleson and Mesquite (Texas) Poteet running back Seth McGowan. Bartleson, a three-star prospect and the No. 10 player in Kentucky per Rivals, holds early offers from Ohio State, Tennessee, Louisville and Purdue. Rivals rates McGowan as a four-star recruit, the No. 3 running back and No. 20 overall player nationally. He claims offers from Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Stanford, Texas and Texas A&M, among others. — Corey Bodden and David McKinney Follow @BGI_CoreyBodden and @BGI_DMcKinney on Twitter for daily recruiting updates available on! Port Huron (Mich.) Northern 2020 defensive end Braiden McGregor, a top Irish target, was once again impressed during his latest Notre Dame visit for the Florida State game Nov. 10. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM

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