Notre Dame has a final need in their recruiting class. And over the weekend, they sold Louisiana safety Justin Reid that he could fill it.
A special Sunday delivery of the Mailbag. Let's get to some questions.
Safety Eilar Hardy will finish his college football career elsewhere. After four seasons in South Bend, Hardy will earn his Notre Dame degree and be free to play out his eligibility in another program.
With less than two weeks to go before Signing Day, recruiting is the focus for the Irish coaching staff. But as we crack open the mailbag, we cover a bit more ground than the usual will-he or won't-he that comes along with the first Wednesday in February.
One of Notre Dame's long-time verbal commitments is no longer planning on joining the Irish's 2015 recruiting class. Texas safety Prentice McKinney took an official visit to North Carolina last weekend and flipped his commitment to Larry Fedora's Tar Heels on Wednesday, dropping Notre Dame's recruiting class down to 22 players and just two safeties.
While the Irish coaching staff traverses the country taking in-home visits, Notre Dame's staff is close to putting the finishing touches on a stellar recruiting class. The additional of Aliz'e Jones pushes the Irish into a consensus Top 10 class -- quite an accomplishment considering this was supposed to be a smaller group.
Star-crossed Notre Dame wide receiver DaVaris Daniels' career with the Irish is over. After two seasons and two significant suspensions, Daniels decided to forgo any additional eligibility he has at the college level and turn professional.
Say this for Brian Kelly. He learns from his mistakes.
And after losing Stephon Tuitt and Troy Niklas after just three seasons in South Bend, Notre Dame's head coach made sure he had a final say before Ronnie Stanley and Sheldon Day made their stay-or-go decision.
KeiVarae Russell gives a promising update on his future in South Bend via (where else?) social media.
Lots to discuss in our Friday mailbag. Position changes, 85 scholarships, Reggie Ho and more.
(Collective thumbs up to all of you.)