Six Notre Dame commits land in final ESPN 300 rankings


Mike Vorel
South Bend Tribune

The rankings keep rolling in.

On Tuesday, ESPN released its final list of the top 300 prospects in the 2016 signing class, and six Notre Dame commits made the cut. They were led by offensive tackle Liam Eichenberg (No. 67), who was followed by offensive tackle Tommy Kraemer (No. 99), defensive end Khalid Kareem (No. 124), wide receiver Chase Claypool (No. 159), linebacker Daelin Hayes (No. 227) and defensive back Donte Vaughn (No. 299).

Some of Notre Dame's top remaining targets were also included on the list, including linebacker Ben Davis (No. 24), linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch (No. 26), wide receiver Demetris Robertson (No. 62), linebacker Caleb Kelly (No. 69), defensive back Jordan Fuller (No. 151) and athlete Damian Alloway (No. 201).

All six featured Notre Dame commits were ranked as four-star prospects. In all, the Irish have 22 commits in the 2016 class, with signing day fast approaching on Feb. 3.

Wide receiver Chase Claypool, a four-star recruit, committed to Notre Dame at The Opening Finals in Beaverton, Ore. (Photo courtesy for Student Sports)