Coming at you a little bit earlier in the day
Our Mitch Sherman has a neat story here on college helmets, with details about Notre Dame's changes midway through the 2011 season. And Jeremy Crabtree looks at the impact of fashion trends on recruits. (Paul Lukas looks at changes this fall, though none appear to be coming for the Irish.)
Three-star safety Payton Hendrix (Dallas/Bishop Dunne) was close to announcing a top-five, but then a Notre Dame offer came and changed everything for him, Damon Sayles writes.
ESPN Junior 300 defensive back Shaun Crawford (Lakewood, Ohio/St. Edward) recently visited both Michigan and Notre Dame, with the Wolverines holding an edge, Tom VanHaaren writes.
ESPN 300 safety Quincy Wilson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School of Nova South) won’t be announcing his decision until the first week of August, but he has narrowed his list of schools to Florida, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina and USC , according to Michael DiRocco.