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Notre Dame is No. 9 in ESPN's latest Class of 2013 team recruiting rankings.
The Irish have five commits in the latest ESPN 150, and four more in the ESPN 300. Tom Luginbill talks about the big movers, while Craig Haubert explains some of the rankings.
Top-ranked cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III (Tampa, Fla./Wharton) is visiting Notre Dame on Monday, but USC is his leader, our Blair Angulo writes.
Current Irish commits have been trying to persuade ESPN 300 defensive end Jordan Sherit (Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough), our Corey Long writes.
Tight end Thomas Duarte (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei) received a Notre Dame offer a week ago, our Erik McKinney writes.
I'm not sure if announcing a final 15 is actually trimming anything, but Devon Allen (Phoenix/Brophy Prep) gives it a go, including Notre Dame among the group, our Max Olson writes.
I'm not sure about a final 16, either, but Priest Willis (Tempe, Ariz./Marcos De Niza) has the Irish in his, McKinney writes.
ESPN 150 wide receiver and Irish target Torii Hunter Jr. (Prosper, Texas/Prosper) talks to our Damon Sayles about his rise following The Opening.
Four-star defensive end Alec James (Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield East) still has the Irish in his top three, our Jared Shanker writes.
Class of 2014 cornerback Tony Brown (Beaumont, Texas/Ozen) picked up a Notre Dame offer last week, our Brad Bournival writes.
And, of course, the big news of this week: class of 2014 receiver Justin Brent committed to Notre Dame. Shanker has the details.