NOTRE DAME, Indiana -- The University of Notre Dame football roster will increase by 20 student-athletes for the 2018 season.
The 20 new additions represent 12 states-- three from New Jersey, three from Florida, two from California, two from Pennsylvania, two from Georgia, two from Illinois, one from Ohio, one from Maryland, one from Tennessee, one from Indiana, one from Michigan and one from North Carolina.
As listed by position, Notre Dame adds six defensive backs, four linebackers, three defensive linemen, two offensive lineman, two tight ends, two wide receivers, one quarterback and one running back.
Seven of the 20 players--linebacker Bo Bauer, defensive back Houston Griffith, wide receiver Micah Jones, linebacker Jack Lamb, linebacker Ovie Oghoufo, running back Jahmir Smith and tight end George Takacs--will enroll at the University in January. They will participate in Notre Dame's spring football practices. The other 13 players have signed national letters of intent and will arrive on campus by June for the start of summer school.
Among the 20 players who will be freshmen for the Irish this fall are:
- Class Rankings: No. 8 247Sports, No. 6 Rivals and No. 7 ESPN
- Five who were selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio: DL Jayson Ademilola, DB Derrik Allen, QB Phil Jurkovec, LB Shayne Simon and TE George Takacs
- Two who were selected for the Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Florida: DB Houston Griffith, LB Jack Lamb
- Eight members of the 247Sports Top 247: Jayson Ademilola (51), Jurkovec (100), Lamb (118), Simon (129), Austin (132), Allen (134), Griffith (142), Takacs (247)
- Nine members of the Rivals.com 250: Griffith (35), Jurkovec (55), Allen (66), Lamb (77), Austin (81), Bauer (142), Simon (159), Jones (179), Jayson Ademilola (219)
- Seven members of the ESPN 300: Allen (78), Austin (83), Griffith (84), Jurkovec (120), Simon (173), Takacs (179), Lamb (273), Jayson Ademilola (284)
- Ten members of the Prepstar Top 350 Dream Team: Allen (47), Griffith (48), Jurkovec (59), Bauer (117), Simon (127), Austin (151), Jones (243), Jayson Ademilola (267)
2018 Signing Class
|Jayson Ademilola||DL||6-3||288||Jackson, NJ/St. Peter's Prep|
|Justin Ademilola||DL||6-2||246||Jackson, NJ/St. Peter's Prep|
|Derrik Allen||DB||6-2||215||Marietta, GA/Lassiter|
|Kevin Austin||WR||6-2||197||Ft. Lauderdale, FL/North Broward Prep|
|Bo Bauer||LB||6-2||212||Harborcreek, PA/Cathedral Prep|
|Tariq Bracy||DB||5-11||170||Milpitas, CA/Milpitas|
|John Dirksen||OL||6-5||303||Maria Stein, OH/Marion Local|
|Ja-Mion Franklin||DL||6-1||296||Ridgely, MD/North Caroline|
|Houston Griffith||DB||6-0||194||Chicago, IL/IMG Academy (FL)|
|Micah Jones||WR||6-5||202||Gurnee, IL/Warren|
|Phil Jurkovec||QB||6-5||204||Pittsburgh, PA/Pine-Richland|
|Jack Lamb||LB||6-3||211||Temecula, CA/Great Oak|
|Cole Mabry||OL||6-5||275||Brentwood, TN/Brentwood|
|Paul Moala||DB||5-11||196||Mishawaka, IN/Penn|
|Ovie Oghoufo||LB||6-3||208||Lathrup Village, MI/Harrison|
|Shayne Simon||LB||6-3||212||West Orange, NJ/St. Peter's Prep|
|Jahmir Smith||RB||5-10||198||Sanford, NC/Lee County|
|George Takacs||TE||6-6||244||Naples, FL/Gulf Coast|
|Tommy Tremble||TE||6-3||224||Johns Creek, GA/Wesleyan|
|Joe Wilkins Jr.||DB||6-2||180||North Fort Myers, FL/North Fort Myers|