Rivals ranks Notre Dame football recruiting class No. 15

TYLER JAMES
South Bend Tribune

Rivals released updating rankings for the 2015 recruiting class and the future Irish fared well.

Notre Dame’s verbally committed class of eight players ranks as the No. 15 class in the country. Four of those recruits rank in the top 250 nationally.

Quarterback Blake Barnett earned the highest ranking at No. 55 overall. A four-star prospect, he’s slated as the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the country.

Offensive lineman Jerry Tillery came in next at No. 132 overall. A four-star prospect, he’s ranked as the No. 15 offensive tackle. Behind him is offensive lineman Tristen Hoge at No. 159 overall. A four-star prospect, he’s ranked as the No. 9 offensive guard.

Safety Prentice McKinney rounded out the list at No. 250 overall. A four-star prospect, he’s slated as the No. 11 safety. The last four-star prospect in Notre Dame’s class, wide receiver C.J. Sanders, is positioned as the No. 37 wide receiver in the country.

The three remaining recruits were given three-star rankings. Jalen Guyton came in as the No. 46 wide receiver, Trevor Ruhland ranked as the No. 42 offensive tackle and Nicco Fertitta is the No. 36 safety.

Only seven schools have more four-star prospects than Notre Dame’s five. Alabama, which owns the top-ranked class, has 11 four-star prospects and two five-star prospects. Penn State, Clemson, Auburn and South Carolina round out the nation’s top five recruiting classes according to Rivals.

All Rivals rankings can be found here.

Notre Dame commit C.J. Sanders is the No. 37 wide receiver in 2015 recruiting class according to Rivals.