Notre Dame has nearly all its recruits in the fold
Posted: 02/06/2013 at 9:00 am
By: Rachel Terlep
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Bishop Luers High School's Jaylon Smith, left, picks up a first down while chased by Cardinal Ritter High School's Armond Jones during the first half of the Indiana Class 2A state high school football championship game in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
10:00 a.m UPDATE: Notre Dame has received letters of intent from Hunter Bivin, Cole Luke and Durham Smythe. Safety Max Redfield and running back Tarean Folston remain the final two verbal commits who have yet to sign their letters of intent.
Since Redfield lives in Mission Viejo, Calif., he wasn't able to submit his letter until 7 a.m. PT. Folston has been the one uncertain player in the 2013 lineup, having committed to Notre Dame in early January before being heavily recruited by Auburn in recent weeks.
NOTRE DAME — Notre Dame welcomed National Signing Day with a bang early Wednesday, Feb. 6.
The Irish kicked off their coverage at 7 a.m. and — as of 9:20 a.m. — have locked in 18 of their 23 verbal commits. The two biggest names among that list are running back Greg Bryant and linebacker Jaylon Smith, two of Notre Dame's 5-star verbal commits in the 2013 class.
Bryant and Smith join Devin Butler, Michael Deeb, Steve Elmer, William Fuller, Mike Heuerman, Torii Hunter Jr., Rashawd Kinlaw, Jacob Matuska, Mike McGlinchey, Colin McGovern, John Montelus, James Onwualu, Doug Randolph, Corey Robinson, Isaac Rochell and Malik Zaire as players who have submitted their letters of intent to Notre Dame.
Elmer, Heuerman, Onwualu, Robinson, Zaire have been enrolled at Notre Dame since January, whereas the other 13 signees faxed their letters Wednesday morning.
Hunter Bivin, Tarean Folston, Cole Luke, Durham Smythe and final 5-star Max Redfield are among the verbal commits who have not yet submitted their letters of intent.
Defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes, Notre Dame's last remaining big-name target, is set to announce his college choice at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday.
Here's a collection of Rachel Terlep's tweets from this morning's announcements.