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Crabtree: Ranking the recruiters

Having signed off on signing day, we look at the college football recruiters who came away from the 2016 cycle as the biggest winners.

High marks for Notre Dame

The Irish fared well on the recruiting trail this year, ranking 16th in the nation and earning top marks among Group of 5 teams and Independents. ESPN 300 receiver Chase Claypool is a name to watch, Recruiting class grades (Insider)

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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly credits recruiting coordinator Mike Elston for the idea to bring the ND equipment truck to see Demetris Robertson. Kelly said late in the recruiting process, you get tired of babysitting and you need to create a buzz. And he said the first thing ND did before the trip was get it OK'd through compliance.

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QB coach Mike Sanford said he thinks three-star QB Ian Book is the best fit in the nation for Notre Dame. He said the 6-foot Book plays bigger than his size, and jokes that he himself is 6-4 and wasn't a very good QB.

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Long-term solution at left tackle?

With a rare high selection at No. 6, the Ravens have a chance to draft a priority position. Notre Dame's Ronnie Stanley would give the Ravens a long-term solution at left tackle. Mock Draft 2.0 (Insider)

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame LB coach and first-year recruiting coordinator Mike Elston talked about his vision for this operation, which lost 4 assistants last year: Being fun on social media vs. being stuffy, being traditional vs. being cutting edge. Elston said the 18-wheeler that visited WR Demetris Robertson last week was Brian Kelly's idea. And he said ND now has 30 students employed in the recruiting office.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Schmidt is now asking Brian Kelly 16 rapid fire questions. Among them: What is your spirit animal, to which Kelly replied: "What's a spirit animal?"

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Schmidt and Brian Kelly, a couple of former college linebackers, talk shop on national signing day at Notre Dame. The first question from Joe: "What about the walk-ons?"

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Fun fact from Notre Dame DL coach Keith Gilmore on three-star DE signee Ade Ogundeji: He wears a size 18 shoe.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Notre Dame assistant Mike Denbrock to four-star OL signee and Twitter sensation Parker Boudreaux: "You might be the only guy in America not happy to have this process over."

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Here at the Gug to provide national signing day updates from Notre Dame, which has its 2016 schedule up and ready.


Watch: Ben Davis makes decision

Davis (No. 1 ILB, No. 24 overall) is choosing between Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Notre Dame at 10:10 a.m. ET. Which team will he sign with? Watch on ESPNU/WatchESPN


WATCH: Jeffrey McCulloch makes decision

McCulloch (No. 2 OLB, No. 26 overall) is choosing between Notre Dame, Stanford, Texas and Texas A&M at 11:30 a.m. ET. Which team will he sign with? Watch on ESPNU/WatchESPN


What to watch on signing day 2016

Figuring out how to process all the noise on national signing day? We're here to help with a running reset on the day's biggest storylines, from the first fax to the crowning of 2016's top class. 10 most important things

Notre Dame looking to get bigger through recruiting (1:39)

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Tight end Tyler Luatua confirmed Tuesday on Twitter what had long been expected: His next school will be BYU. Notre Dame had announced Monday night that Luatua, a rising junior, will transfer at the end of the spring semester.

Brian Kelly agrees to 6-year deal with Notre Dame (2:13)
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8dBrett McMurphy

Irish may have committed violation with truck

Notre Dame having parked one of its 18-wheeler equipment trucks outside of recruit Demetris Robertson's house may have resullted in an NCAA secondary violation.

Team Stats

Passing Yards256.737th
Rushing Yards214.825th
Points For34.833rd
Points Against22.434th

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