All five Notre Dame commits significantly descend in updated 247Sports rankings

Carter Karels
South Bend Tribune

All of Notre Dame’s five 2020 commits dropped significantly in 247Sports’ updated rankings, which were released Wednesday.

Once a consensus four-star recruit, Irish quarterback commit Drew Pyne descended to a three-star rating. The New Canaan (Conn.) High product now comes in as 247Sports’ No. 13 pro-style quarterback and No. 403 overall player. The site tagged Pyne as its No. 8 pro-style quarterback and No. 229 overall player in late August of 2018.

Only one of ND’s 2020 commits appeared in Wednesday’s updated Top 247: Michael Mayer. The Park Hills (Ky.) Covington Catholic product remained as the No. 2 tight end but dropped 32 spots to No. 121 overall.

Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic’s Kevin Bauman also dropped out of the Top 247. Bauman held onto his four-star rating but fell to the No. 7 tight end and No. 302 overall player. He was previously 247Sports’ No. 3 tight end and No. 152 overall.

Denver Mullen’s Aidan Keanaaina descended to the No. 38 defensive tackle and No. 429 overall. When Keanaaina committed in early February, he was the No. 33 defensive tackle and No. 370 overall.

Düsseldorf (Germany) Theodor-Fliedner-Gymnasium’s Alexander Ehrensberger committed to the Irish last month as 247Sports’ No. 51 strongside defensive end and No. 975 overall player. Ehrensberger dropped the most to No. 66 at his position and No. 1,324 overall.

Several Irish targets made the Top 247, including OT Paris Johnson Jr. (No. 7), CB Clark Phillips III (No. 24), DE Braiden McGregor (No. 27), WR Jalen McMillan (No. 30), OL Andrew Raym (No. 39), RB Chris Tyree (No. 48), S Lathan Ransom (No. 50), OL Tosh Baker (No. 54), WR Jordan Johnson (No. 55), RB MarShawn Lloyd (No. 56), OL Andrew Gentry (No. 77), RB A.J. Henning (No. 123), RB Seth McGowan (No. 131), ATH Enzo Jennings (No. 141), DE Rylie Mills (No. 167) and LB Kalel Mullings (No. 179).

McGregor, Ransom, Baker and Gentry moved up 253, 252, 503 and 147 overall spots, respectively. Henning descended 99 spots.

ND's 2020 class now ranks No. 18 nationally.

The complete Top 247 can be found here.

Notre Dame TE commit Michael Mayer, a 2020 recruit, arrives to the player walk before the Michigan at Notre Dame NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.