The news of the day for Notre Dame: The addition of ESPN 150 defensive end Isaac Rochell (McDonough, Ga./Eagles Landing Christian Academy), the program's 14th commitment.
The recent additions have improved the Irish's defense, our Craig Haubert writes.
RecruitingNation's 2013 team rankings are out. The Verbal Commitment podcast goes over them, as does Tom Luginbill on video.
The Irish landed themselves a pretty big prospect this past weekend in Jaylon Smith (Fort Wayne, Ind./Bishop Luers). Jared Shanker has a video interview with Smith here.
The Midwest's top uncommitted prospect, Laquon Treadwell (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee), has the Irish in his top seven, our Jared Shanker writes.
Linebacker Clifton Garrett (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield) is intrigued by the Irish's addition of Smith, Shanker writes.
Tommy Mister (Oak Lawn, Ill./H.L. Richards), a 2014 quarterback prospect, landed his first offer, from Notre Dame.
ESPN 150 running back Taquan Mizzell (Virginia Beach, Va./Bayside) has the Irish in his top 10, our Dave Hooker writes.
ESPN 150 running back Altee Tenpenny (North Little Rock, Ark./North Little Rock) says Notre Dame is among the schools pursuing him the heaviest after committing to Alabama, Hooker writes.
Surprise, surprise: ESPN 150 linebacker Michael Hutchings (Concord, Calif./De La Salle) says he's been hearing from Smith since his commitment, our Erik McKinney writes.
Running back Jeff Jones (Minneapolis/Washburn) is hoping Notre Dame comes through with an offer, Shanker writes.