Three Notre Dame football commits make ESPN 300


Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

ESPN released its updated ranking of the top 300 recruits in the 2016 class Thursday. Three Irish commits made the list: offensive linemen Liam Eichenberg and Tommy Kraemer and running back Tony Jones Jr.

Eichenberg earned the highest ranking at No. 56 overall. He was also slated as the No. 5 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 2 overall prospect in Ohio.

Kraemer, Notre Dame's first commit in the 2016 class, received a ranking of No. 147 overall. He was also pegged as the No. 17 offensive tackle and No. 8 overall in Ohio.

Jones rounded out the group for the Irish. Ranked No. 295 overall, Jones was also slated as the No. 23 running back in the country and No. 52 overall in Florida.

Many of Notre Dame's spring visitors also landed in the top 300: QB Dwayne Haskins (25), OL Ben Bredeson (53), WR Joshua Hammond (85), OL Michael Jordan (110), CB Damar Hamlin (120), DE Khalid Kareem (126), DE Auston Robertson (143), RB Elijah Holyfield (155), WR Austin Mack (215), TE Cary Angeline (228), WR Donnie Corley (261).

The entire ESPN 300 can be found here.

ESPN ranks Notre Dame running back commit Tony Jones Jr. No. 23 at his position in the 2016 recruiting class. (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)