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Oct. 15, 2012 Issue

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

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Irish Make Progress On Big Weekend FOOTBALL RECRUITING BY JASON SAPP one on the field against Michigan and the other on the recruiting trail with the program hosting its largest group of recruits for its biggest weekend of the season. Not only did the Irish prevail 13-6 N otre Dame had a pair of battles oc- curring in South Bend Sept. 22 — over the Wolverines, but they also landed a verbal commitment from Prosper, Texas, wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr., which was unexpected heading into the weekend. Here's a rundown of the visiting COREY CLEMENT RB, 5-11, 205, Glassboro (N.J.) High the No. 11 player in New Jersey and the No. 19 running back in the country. Comments: "It was 247Sports Ranking: Four-star recruit, committed to Pitt, but Notre Dame was able to make significant strides during the visit and looks to be at the top of the list if the New Jersey native opted to decommit from the Panthers … The top target for the slot receiver/running back position for Notre Dame's 2013 class remains Tar- ean Folston of Cocoa, Fla., who has yet to make a decision. It will be a waiting game to see what happens there with Clement next on the wish list. The Skinny: Clement remains verbally senior prospects that are not currently committed to the Irish. COLE LUKE CB, 6-0, 170, Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton a phenomenal visit. … I felt comfort- able. … What stood out the most was what their degree can offer in the long-term, what be- ing a part of Notre Dame can hold for me. I see that as a great thing to look at for after college." impres s ive. … It was fun being around [host and freshman receiver Davonte' Neal] and the other players. They're all funny, easy to get along with and act as a family. … All I know right now is that Notre Dame is still in the top three [with Texas and Oklahoma]." The Skinny: Luke didn't feel comfort- able saying Notre Dame was a place the No. 2 player in Arizona, the coun- try's No. 8 cornerback and the No. 61 overall recruit in the nation. Comments: "Very 247Sports Ranking: Four-star prospect,

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