Blue and Gold Illustrated

December 2019

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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Page 34 of 47 DECEMBER 2019 35 FOOTBALL RECRUITING ROUNDUP Quarterback Drew Pyne, 6-1, 175, New Canaan, Conn. (New Canaan) Running Back Chris Tyree, 5-10, 185, Chester, Va. (Thomas Dale) Wide Receiver Jordan Johnson, 6-2, 182, St. Louis (De Smet Jesuit) Xavier Watts, 6-1, 180, Omaha, Neb. (Burke) Jay Brunelle, 6-2, 200, Shrewsbury, Mass. (Saint John's) Tight End Kevin Bauman, 6-5, 225, Red Bank, N.J. (Red Bank Catholic) Michael Mayer, 6-5, 235, Park Hills, Ky. (Covington Catholic) Offensive Line Tosh Baker, 6-8, 275, Phoenix (Pinnacle) Michael Carmody, 6-6, 280, Mars, Pa. (Mars) Defensive End Jordan Botelho, 6-3, 217, Honolulu (St. Louis) Alexander Ehrensberger, 6-7, 235, Dusseldorf, Germany (Fryeburg Academy) Rylie Mills, 6-5, 270, Lake Forest, Ill. (Lake Forest) Defensive Tackle Aidan Keanaaina, 6-3, 305, Denver (Mullen) Linebacker None Cornerback Landen Bartleson, 6-0, 185, Danville, Ky. (Boyle County) Ramon Henderson, 6-3, 180, Bakersfield, Calif. (Liberty) Clarence Lewis, 6-0, 180, Middletown, N.J. (Mater Dei) Caleb Offord, 6-1, 175, Southaven, Miss. (Southaven) Safety None Athlete None Specialist Alex Peitsch, 6-2, 220, Washington, D.C. (St. John's Collegiate) Commitments in bold italics Class Of 2020 Scholarship Offer Master List 2020 Master List Changes Prospects Removed: None. RIVALS 2020 TEAM RECRUITING RANKINGS As of Nov. 27 1. LSU 23 2. Clemson 20 3. Ohio State 25 4. Alabama 23 5. Texas A&M 20 6. Georgia 16 7. Oregon 23 8. Texas 18 9. Michigan 23 10. Auburn 20 15. Notre Dame 17 Rk. School Commits Rk. School Commits RECRUITING NOTES • Notre Dame extended two new scholarship of- fers in the 2021 class in the 48 hours before it faced Boston College Nov. 23. The Irish dipped into Florida with a scholarship tender to Vero Beach (Fla.) High defensive end Keanu Koht. The three-star prospect also holds offers from Auburn, Florida, Nebraska, Penn State, Tennessee and several others. Koht received the scholarship offer from Irish defensive line coach Mike Elston. Notre Dame also offered Gardena (Calif.) Serra athlete Devin Kirkwood. The 6-4, 175-pounder, who is rated as a three-star prospect and the No. 46 player in the Golden State by Rivals, visited Notre Dame for the Boston College game and earned the offer from head coach Brian Kelly. Kirkwood was surprised and at a loss for words about his new offer from Notre Dame. The Irish joined BYU, Nevada, Oregon State, San Jose State, USC, Utah and Utah State on his offer sheet. Kirk- wood could play receiver or defensive back at the next level, and Notre Dame is looking at him for either position. • Notre Dame offered its first running back pros- pect in the 2022 class. Shillington (Pa.) Governor Mifflin running back Nicholas Singleton had a great visit to Notre Dame for the USC game Oct. 12. The Irish staff invited Singleton back to campus for the Boston College matchup, and he jumped on the opportunity on rather short notice. The 5-11, 191-pound Singleton left South Bend armed with a new offer from the Irish. "Coach Kelly talked to me in his office about how great of a player I was," Singleton said. "I'm really excited." • Cambridge (Mass.) Buckingham Browne & Nich- ols class of 2022 inside linebacker Tyler Martin also checked out Notre Dame's 40-7 triumph against the Eagles, and the sophomore standout loved his time in South Bend. "Overall, the visit was awesome," Martin said. "I learned a lot about the Notre Dame football team and program. I think the trip went really well." Martin holds offers from Boston College, Michi- gan, Nebraska, Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Virginia Tech. The Irish haven't offered yet, but if they do, they will be a school he considers. "The facilities that Notre Dame has are second to none, especially with the new indoor building," the 6-3, 235-pounder said. "I was really in awe of how amazing the facilities are and just the space that there is to do all the things necessary to compete as a top 15 program." — Mike Singer Follow @BGI_MikeSinger on Twitter for daily recruiting updates! The Fighting Irish have extended aa offer to Devin Kirkwood, a 6-4, 175-pound three-star class of 2021 athlete from Gardena (Calif.) Serra. PHOTO COURTESY RIVALS.COM

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