Notre Dame Rumors & News

  • Markese Stepp to Notre Dame: Fighting Irish Land 4-Star RB Prospect

    Bleacher Report "Markese Stepp, a 4-star running back out of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, announced Sunday he will play college football for Notre Dame. Stepp took to Twitter to declare his verbal commitment to the Fighting Irish: The class of 2018 ball-carrier ran for 1,300 yards on 155 carries..." June 22

  • Adebo commits to Notre Dame

    247 Sports "Mansfield (Texas) High Paulson Adebo committed to Notre Dame Monday. He is a top-of-the-board defensive back for Brian Kelly and his staff. The 6-foot, 180-pound Adebo is ranked by 247Sports as the nation's No. 14 athlete. He was recruited by Mike Sanford and Todd Lyght. Commit No. 13 for..." June 20

  • Notre Dame's Corey Robinson giving up football after multiple concussions

    CBS Sports "Notre Dame will be short one wide receiver in 2016, as Corey Robinson announced on Wednesday that he will no longer be playing football with the Irish, or for anybody else. "After much contemplation and prayer, I have decided not to continue playing football due to multiple concussions," said..." June 15

  • Notre Dame's Devin Butler to undergo surgery for broken foot

    The Score "Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler will require surgery after breaking his left foot again, with the recovery time set at 14-16 weeks. Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly made the announcement during a charity golf tournament on Monday. Butler broke the same foot prior to last year's Fiesta..." June 13

  • Phil Jurkovec to Notre Dame: Fighting Irish Land 5-Star QB Prospect

    Bleacher Report "Notre Dame picked up a huge commitment on Monday when quarterback Phil Jurkovec announced his intentions to play college football for the Fighting Irish. Jurkovec is a 5-star prospect and the class of 2018's top dual-threat quarterback, per 247Sports' composite rankings. According to 247Sports'..." May 17

  • Notre Dame made it through a brutal 2015. Now it's time to contend for a Playoff spot.

    SB Nation "1. Brian Kelly's best coaching job Kelly's Fighting Irish suffered a little bit of bad turnover luck, lost their starting running back in the first week of the season, lost their quarterback in the second week and dealt with a secondary that was banged up all year. They were adapting on the..." May 16

  • Tyler Luatua flips on BYU transfer, will remain at Notre Dame

    Chicago Tribune "Ultimately, Tyler Luatua felt at home at his second home. At the end of January, Luatua thought it best to leave Notre Dame and transfer to Brigham Young so he could be closer to his family in California. But the junior tight end decided he had made a hasty decision, and he has rejoined the..." May 13

  • UAB RB Greg Bryant Jr. Dies from Injuries Sustained in Highway Shooting

    Bleacher Report "UAB running back Greg Bryant Jr. died as a result of gunshot wounds sustained in his car on Interstate 95 on Saturday morning, his family confirmed to CBS' Lynda Figueredo. "The UAB Football Family's prayers are with [Bryant] and his family this morning," UAB head coach Bill Clark said in a..." May 08

  • UAB RB Bryant critical after found shot in car

    Palm Beach Post "West Palm Beach Police have identified the two men found shot in a car on southbound Interstate 95 Saturday morning. The driver of the car was Gregory Bryant Jr., 21, of Delray Beach. Bryant was trauma transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center and is in a critical condition, according to West..." May 07

  • Chase Hounshell says he'll transfer from Notre Dame to Ohio State

    Chicago Tribune "In 2010, Urban Meyer, then the Florida coach, made Chase Hounshell a scholarship offer he couldn’t refuse. But Hounshell decided he wouldn’t take it after Meyer left the program after that season for what he said were health-related issues, leaving Hounshell to pledge to Notre Dame instead." April 19

  • WR Corey Robinson evaluating Notre Dame future after concussions

    Yahoo! Sports "Notre Dame wide receiver Corey Robinson must decide his football future after suffering three concussions in the past year, including one early in the spring that has kept him out of the latter half of spring football. Coach Brian Kelly said Robinson, who is the son of Pro Basketball Hall of..." April 18

  • Notre Dame suspends Blankenship

    247 Sports "Notre Dame defensive lineman Grant Blankenship was suspended from Notre Dame for a violation of team rules. Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly isn't sure whether the junior will return to the team. "That’s yet to be determined," Kelly said after Friday's practice, which Blankenship was absent..." April 15

  • Notre Dame WR Corey Robinson still to decide on future after concussions

    CSN Chicago "Notre Dame senior wide receiver Corey Robinson, who suffered his third concussion in 12 months earlier during spring practice, met with a specialist this week and will make a decision on his future in the coming weeks. Robinson returned to the team on Friday after being evaluated by a..." April 15

  • Notre Dame CB Nick Watkins breaks arm, expected back for summer workouts

    Chicago Tribune "Nick Watkins’ first start was his last start, made Jan. 1 during a 44-28 loss to Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. If Notre Dame’s junior cornerback has his way, he will make his next available start, at Texas on Sept. 3. First, though, he must endure some pain before he tries to gain one of..." April 05

  • Safety Mykelti Williams no longer with Notre Dame

    Chicago Tribune "Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says safety Mykelti Williams is no longer with the team. Kelly said Wednesday he couldn't comment further on Williams' departure. Williams is a 5-11, 200-pound defensive back from Indianapolis who didn't play last season as a freshman. He was a standout at Warren..." March 24

  • Irish Land David Adams

    Irish Sports Daily "2017 linebacker David Adams has ended his recruiting process on Sunday night by committing to Notre Dame via Twitter. “First off, I would like to thank God for all the amazing opportunities he’s blessed me with. I would like to thank my family for supporting me through thick and thin. I would..." March 21

  • Avery Davis, No. 72 in ESPN Junior 300, commits to Notre Dame

    ESPN "Avery Davis, the No. 4-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2017, is heading out of state. A Dallas-area junior, Davis committed to Notre Dame on Saturday. He picked the Fighting Irish over Utah, Colorado and Texas Tech while on an unofficial visit to South Bend. He is ranked No. 72..." March 20

  • Brian Kelly Seems Worried About Student Body President Corey Robinson's Priorities

    The Big Lead "Corey Robinson, the 6’4″ son of David Robinson, is a senior wide receiver at Notre Dame. He’s also the newly elected student body president. At a press conference yesterday, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly seemed worried that this might distract from football. Via Well, we didn’t have a..." March 17

  • Brutal discovery that will cost Jaylon Smith lots of money

    New York Post "Playing in a meaningless bowl game last month when he already was a projected top-10 pick is looking more and more like a fateful decision by Jaylon Smith. The talented Notre Dame linebacker appears likely to miss his entire NFL rookie season — and perhaps longer — after a league source said..." February 28

  • Starting guard Steve Elmer leaving Irish for job in D.C.

    College Football Talk "This is something you don’t exactly see everyday. Exiting the 2015 season, Steve Elmer (pictured, No. 79) was considered one of the anchors of Notre Dame’s offensive line, and rightly so. Over the past three seasons, Elmer started 30 games, including 23 straight at right guard. Entering the..." February 16

  • The Admiral's son pulls rank on dad, earns title of president at Notre Dame

    CBS Sports "His dad is "The Admiral," and now he's The President (of Notre Dame's student body). Notre Dame senior wide receiver Corey Robinson, son of NBA legend David Robinson, won the school's election for student body president on Thursday. RCorey Robinson announced he was running for the position in..." February 11

  • Michigan-ND football series appears to be gaining momentum

    Notre Dame Insider "The thaw in the Notre Dame-Michigan football scheduling cold war is picking up momentum, but some new logistical hurdles are in play now that didn’t exist when the series took an indefinite hiatus. Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett, appearing Friday morning on the “Michigan..." February 08

  • 4-star Caleb Kelly chose Oklahoma over Notre Dame by picking out of a hat

    The Score "Caleb Kelly executed what could've been one of the more entertaining signing day picks had he done it on national television. The four-star linebacker, who signed with Oklahoma late in the evening of signing day, chose the Sooners over Notre Dame because that's the school he picked out of a..." February 08

  • Notre Dame confirms transfer of TE Tyler Luatua

    College Football Talk "The reports of Tyler Luatua‘s departure from South Bend have proven accurate. The only thing now remaining is whether his landing spot is accurate as well. Via Twitter Monday night, Notre Dame confirmed that Luatua (pictured, No. 13) will indeed transfer from Brian Kelly‘s Irish football..." February 02

  • Brian Kelly agrees to 6-year deal through 2021 with Notre Dame

    ESPN "Notre Dame has agreed with coach Brian Kelly on a six-year contract through the 2021 season, the school announced Friday. Kelly previously had been signed through 2017 but reworked his agreement with Notre Dame after guiding the Irish to a 10-3 record and a Fiesta Bowl appearance this past..." January 29

  • Notre Dame brings 18-wheeler to wake up five-star WR

    CBS Sports "Demetris Robertson is one of the most highly-coveted uncommitted psopects in the 2016 class. We are less than a week away from National Signing Day and Robertson, a five-star wide receiver from Savannah, Ga., has yet to choose between Notre Dame, Georgia, Alabama and Stanford, among many, many..." January 28

  • Notre Dame WR Corey Robinson running for student body president

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Notre Dame wide receiver Corey Robinson, the son of Basketball Hall of Famer David Robinson, must not be overwhelmed with the responsibilities of being a college football player and student. He announced Tuesday his plan to campaign for student government president. Robinson will campaign from..." January 26

  • Notre Dame FB Star SIGNS WITH JAY Z ... 'Dream Come True'

    TMZ "Jay Z just made a Notre Dame football star's DREAM COME TRUE -- signing one of the best players in the country to Roc Nation Sports ... after hearing the kid has been a lifelong Hov fan. The guy who signed on with RNS is offensive lineman Ronnie Stanley -- a projected 1st round pick ... who..." January 12

  • Jaylon Smith declares for NFL Draft

    Inside the Irish "A major knee injury won’t stop Jaylon Smith from heading to the NFL. Notre Dame’s consensus All-American and Butkus Award-winning linebacker declared for the draft on Monday, deciding to turn professional even after surgery to repair a torn ACL and LCL ligament. Smith made the announcement via..." January 11

  • Brian Kelly: ND great situation, no need for me to chase NFL job "Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly isn't inclined to try his hand at being an NFL head coach, at least not at this point in his career. Asked about his possible interest during a Monday interview on ESPN, the Fighting Irish coach said, among other similar things, "Those are my biggest concerns..." January 11

  • Report: Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith to have reconstructive knee surgery

    CBS Sports "Notre Dame star linebacker and projected first-round NFL Draft pick Jaylon Smith suffered a "significant left knee injury" early in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the injury will require reconstructive surgery on Smith's left knee. In 2015, Smith was..." January 05

  • Notre Dame cornerback KeiVarae Russell declares for 2016 NFL draft

    SI "Notre Dame cornerback KeiVarae Russell is declaring for the 2016 NFL draft, he told Sports Illustrated on Monday. Russell recently completed his third season as a starting cornerback for the Fighting Irish and was uncertain whether the NCAA would grant him an extra year of eligibility. He..." January 04

  • Notre Dame's Will Fuller will enter 2016 NFL Draft "After initially indicating that he would return to Notre Dame for his senior season, Will Fuller -- one of the top wide receiver prospects in college football -- has changed his mind and will apply for early entry into the 2016 NFL Draft. Fuller made the announcement of his draft intentions on..." January 04

  • Notre Dame RB C.J. Prosise Announces He’s Heading To NFL Draft

    College Spun "Notre Dame junior running back C.J. Prosise is entering the 2016 NFL Draft, he announced moments ago on Instagram. In his first season as a running back, Prosise took over for injured starter Tarean Folston in the season opener against Texas and didn’t look back. He rushed for a team-leading..." January 02

  • Jaylon Smith leaves Fiesta Bowl with potentially major injury

    Inside the Irish "Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame’s Butkus Award-winning linebacker, left the Fiesta Bowl in the first quarter with what looks to be a major knee injury. The junior All-American’s leg twisted unnaturally after a play in the Notre Dame red zone, with Smith crumpling to the field. He was helped off by..." January 01

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