Eleven Notre Dame signees make final ESPN 300 rankings

Carter Karels
South Bend Tribune

With football season over, recruiting sites are beginning to post their final rankings of the 2019 class.

ESPN updated its top 300 for the last time on Tuesday. Eleven Notre Dame signees made the list, with Jacob Lacey garnering the highest ranking. He’s listed as the No. 13 defensive tackle and No. 115 overall player.

The list also included Zeke Correll (No. 148, No. 4 OC), Kyle Hamilton (No. 165, No. 10 S), Osita Ekwonu (No. 175, No. 10 OLB), Quinn Carroll (No. 177, No. 18 OT), K.J. Wallace (No. 218, No. 19 CB), Andrew Kristofic (No. 228, No. 24 OT), John Olmstead (No. 241, No. 26 OT), NaNa Osafo-Mensah (No. 255, No. 28 DE), Litchfield Ajavon (No. 270, No. 18 S) and Hunter Spears (No. 272, No. 31 DE).

While ESPN lists Correll as a center, the site projects different positions for Olmstead and Spears than the ones they're slated to play at Notre Dame. Olmstead will likely play guard for the Irish, and Spears is in line to compete at defensive tackle.  

Six of the 11 listed — Correll, Carroll, Kristofic, Olmstead, Osafo-Mensah and Spears — have enrolled early. Irish signees Jack Kiser, Jay Bramblett, Jacob Lacey and Kyren Williams are the four other midyears that start classes this week.

ND target Isaiah Foskey, a Concord (Calif.) De La Salle product, was slated as the No. 23 defensive end and No. 209 overall player. Foskey told ND Insider he could take a few more official visits, however, he’s considered a strong lean to the Irish. Carlsbad (Calif.) High linebacker Asa Turner, another ND target, was not listed.

ESPN ranks ND’s 2019 class of 21 signees No. 10 nationally. Rivals will release its final top 250 on Wednesday, while 247Sports’ updated rankings are expected to come next week.

To see the full rankings, click here.

Jacob Lacey, a 2019 Notre Dame signee, was the No. 13 DT and No. 115 overall player in the final ESPN 300 rankings.