Where Does Notre Dame Stand With The 2015 Recruiting Class?
With the end to the 2014 season, the recruiting trail has picked up and is getting very hot for the Irish.
This week, the Irish received financial aid paperwork from one of the nation's elite offensive prospects and another top defensive lineman.
Jerry Tillery and Micah Dew-Treadway have unofficially-officially started their early enrollee process to become students and eventually big time players for Notre Dame.
Tevon Coney is also expected to enroll early and submit his paperwork within the coming days.
Jerry Tillery overall rankings by service:
247 Sports: 4 Star
ESPN: 4 Star, 81st overall
Rivals: 4 Star, 126th overall
SCOUT: 4 Star
Here is the current pledged class of 2015, with 40 times provided on some:
Brandon Wimbush 2015 Notre Dame QB Jersey City, NJ St. Peters 6'1" 195 4.69
Josh Adams 2015 Notre Dame RB Warrington, PA Central Bucks Hs-South 6'2" 205
Miles Boykin 2015 Notre Dame WR New Lenox, IL Providence Catholic 6'4" 215 4.51
Jaylon Guyton 2015 Notre Dame WR Allen, TX Allen H S 6'1" 185 4.40
CJ Sanders 2015 Notre Dame WR Brentwood, TN Brentwood Academy 5'10" 165 4.32
Tristen Hoge 2015 Notre Dame OL Pocatello, ID Highland High School 6'5" 290
Trevor Ruhland 2015 Notre Dame OL Cary, IL Cary-Grove Community High School 6'4" 270
Jerry Tillery 2015 Notre Dame OL Shreveport, LA Evangel Christian Academy 6'6" 315
Micah Dew-Treadway 2015 Notre Dame DT Bolingbrook, IL Bolingbrook High School 6'5" 270
Elijah Taylor 2015 Notre Dame DT Cincinnati, OH Moeller 6'3" 275
Brandon Tiassum 2015 Notre Dame DT Indianapolis, IN Park Tudor 6'5" 285
Bo Wallace 2015 Notre Dame DE New Orleans, LA John Curtis Christian 6'4" 210
Josh Barajas 2015 Notre Dame LB Merrillville, IN Andrean 6'3" 215
Asmar Bilal 2015 Notre Dame LB Indianapolis, IN Ben Davis High School 6'3" 210
Tevon Coney 2015 Notre Dame LB Palm Beach Gardens, FL Palm Beach Gardens High School 6'1" 220
Nicco Fertitta 2015 Notre Dame S Las Vegas, NV Bishop Gorman HS 5'10" 185 4.60
Prentice McKinney 2015 Notre Dame S Dallas, TX South Oak Cliff H S 6'3" 180
Nick Coleman 2015 Notre Dame CB Kettering, OH Archbishop Alter 6'0" 175
Shaun Crawford 2015 Notre Dame CB Lakewood , OH St. Edward 5'9" 170 4.48
Ashton White 2015 Notre Dame CB Washington, DC Bishop McNamara 5'11" 185
Justin Yoon 2015 Notre Dame K Milton, MA Milton Academy 5'11" 185
Overall Class Rankings:
Rivals: #9; 4 STARS-10; 3 STARS-11
SCOUT: #9; 4 STARS-9; 3 STARS-12
247 Sports: #9; 4 STARS-9; 3 STARS-12
ESPN: #10; 4 STARS-6
With but a few open slots, here are the possible players that could complete the class of 2015:
RB Ronald Jones: Current OK State pledge;Jamabo could influence decision
RB Soso Jamabo: Would be one of the faces of the class; one of the top backs in the country
CB Iman Marshall: Possibly the top cb in the country; would play in 2015;leaning heavy USC
CB Ykili Ross: Marshall to USC could pull Ross to ND
Tony Alford Leaving?
With only one runningback currently pledged to the class of 2015, the clear area of need remains the backfield heading into February. And of note is the rumor that heralded recruiter and current Irish runningbacks coach Tony Alford could be in line for the Colorado State opening.
Alford has been crucial for Irish recruiting, and was, in part- why defensive tackle Louis Nix came to Notre Dame.
Alford played running back at CSU from 1987-1990.
He's spent the past six season's at Notre Dame. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Alford coached at Iowa State, Louisville, Washington, Kent State and Fort Collins High School.
Alford has supplanted himself in the southern regions of the country, pulling some big names to South Bend like Greg Bryant and Tarean Folston.
If Alford leaves Notre Dame for another program, it would lose a dynamic voice on the recruiting trail.