Notre Dame lands four commits on Rivals 100

Notre Dame lands four commits on Rivals 100
January 20, 2014, 11:00 am
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Four Notre Dame commits were ranked on the Rivals100 released Monday, headlined by five-star offensive lineman Quenton Nelson, who ranks No. 29 on the list.

Joining Nelson are linebacker Nyles Morgan (No. 72), wide receiver Justin Brent (No. 84) and offensive lineman Alex Bars (No. 98). Brent has already enrolled at Notre Dame, while Nelson, Morgan and Bars are all verbal commits. National signing day -- the earliest those players can sign a binding national letter of intent -- is Feb. 5.

Unsurprisingly, the SEC and Ohio State dominate the top 100. No school has more ranked commits than Alabama (nine), which is led by No. 1 overall prospect Da'Shawn Hand. Ohio State has the second-most commits on the list with eight, followed by LSU (six), Georgia (five), Tennessee (five), Texas A&M (five) and Florida (four). Nineteen players on the list remain uncommitted.

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For what it's worth, Notre Dame has more players on the Rivals100 than any of its 2014-2016 opponents. Despite reigning as national champions, Florida State (2014) has only two commits ranked; Clemson (2015) has three, Michigan (2014) has two, Texas (2015-2016) has two, Miami (2016) has two and Virginia (2016) has two. North Carolina, which Notre Dame will play to open its ACC deal this coming fall, has one -- five-star running back Elijah Hood, a former Notre Dame verbal commit. North Carolina State, a 2016 opponent, also has a player ranked.

Of Notre Dame's permanent rivals, Stanford has two commits on the list while USC has one.