Here's what's on the horizon ...
ESPN 150 linebacker Dillon Bates (Ponte Vedra, Fla./Ponte Vedra), son of former NFL player Bill Bates, is still taking a hard look at Notre Dame despite the Irish not being in his top five, our Derek Tyson writes.
ESPN 150 receiver Saeed Blackwell (Manalapan, N.J./Manalapan), who has the Irish in his top five, is motivated by the career-ending injury of his father, Chris, our Jared Shanker writes.
Shanker looks at where the Irish and several others go moving forward after missing out on five-star corner Jabrill Peppers (Paramus, N.J./Paramus Catholic).
Interesting story from McKinney here on quarterback Keaton Dunsford (Santa Rosa, Calif./Cardinal Newman), whose only offer is from Harvard but mentions Notre Dame and others, given the backup options he has with his academics.