Total commitments: 23
Headliner: Nick Watkins, CB
While Notre Dame has 23 commitments from players who play various positions, 12 of them play offensive or defensive line. That shows head coach Brian Kelly wants to beef up his roster in the trenches.
Alex Bars, Quenton Nelson and Sam Mustipher are talented 4-star offensive linemen. Andrew Trumbetti, Jay Hayes and Grant Blankenship are 4-star defensive linemen who are good fits for Notre Dame's scheme.
Notre Dame also has a commitment from stud 4-star linebacker Nyles Morgan.
The top player in the class, however, is 4-star cornerback Nick Watkins. From Texas, Watkins is 6'1" and 180 pounds, plus he can also play safety. Corey Holmes and Justin Brent are 4-star receivers who stand 6'2" and 6'3", respectively, while 4-star quarterback DeShone Kizer and 4-star tight end Tyler Luatua will also help on offense.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly said the following about Watkins on Feb. 1, via 247Sports:
This is a long corner. This is draft day, you're getting a No. 1 draft pick. This kid is an exceptional football player. We think we got one of the best corners around. Long, athletic, can really do a lot of things for us.