Three Notre Dame commits appear in final Rivals 100


Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

The final 2016 Rivals 100 rankings features three Notre Dame commits — and counting.

Linebacker Daelin Hayes (No. 31 overall), offensive tackle Tommy Kraemer (No. 41) and wide receiver Javon Mckinley each appeared in the final list, which was released on Monday. A slew of uncommitted Notre Dame targets — including linebacker Ben Davis (No. 5), wide receiver Demetris Robertson (No. 8), linebacker Caleb Kelly (No. 14) and wide receiver Damian Alloway — were also featured in the top 100.

At No. 31, Hayes — a 6-foot-3, 239-pound early enrollee — was the final five-star prospect in the Rivals rankings. The Ann Arbor, Mich., native is the top player in the state of Michigan according to Rivals.

Kraemer — a 6-5, 310-pound Cincinnati product — is ranked as a four-star prospect and the top player in the state of Ohio by Rivals, as well as a five-star recruit and the No. 8 overall player in the 2016 signing class by 247Sports.

The most recent Notre Dame verbal commit, Mckinley is touted as a four-star recruit and the No. 12 player in the state of California by Rivals, and a four-star prospect and the No. 18 player in California by 247Sports.

Notre Dame has 22 verbal commits in the 2016 class, with signing day rapidly approaching on Feb. 3. 

Daelin Hayes on the sideline before the Notre Dame-Texas football game on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2015, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. SBT Photo/ROBERT FRANKLIN)