NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL RELEASE

NOTRE DAME, Indiana — The University of Notre Dame football roster will increase by 27 student-athletes for the 2018 season.

The 27 new additions represent 15 states– three from New Jersey, three from Georgia, three from Florida, three from California, two from Pennsylvania, two from Illinois, two from Maryland, one from Louisiana, one from Arkansas, one from Ohio, one from Oregon, one from Tennessee, one from Indiana, one from Michigan and one from North Carolina– and the District of Columbia.

As listed by position, Notre Dame adds seven defensive backs, four linebackers, four wide receivers, four offensive lineman, three defensive linemen, two tight ends, two running backs and one quarterback.

Seven of the 27 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–enrolled at the University in January. They will participate in Notre Dame’s spring football practices. The other 20 players have signed national letters of intent and will arrive on campus by June for the start of summer school.

Among the 27 players who will be freshmen for the Irish this fall are:

Class Rankings: No. 8 ESPN and No. 10 Rivals and 247Sports (as of 2 p.m. on signing day)

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

Three who were selected for the Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Florida: DB DJ Brown, DB Houston Griffith and LB Jack Lamb

Nine members of the 247Sports Top 247: Jayson Ademilola (51), Jurkovec (100), Lamb (118), Simon (129), Austin (132), Allen (134), Griffith (142), Lenzy (212) and Takacs (247)

Ten members of the Rivals.com 250: Griffith (35), Jurkovec (55), Allen (66), Lamb (77), Austin (81), Bauer (142), Simon (159), Jones (179), Noah Boykin (204) and Jayson Ademilola (219)

Eleven members of the ESPN 300: Allen (78), Austin (83), Griffith (84), Jurkovec (120), Keys III (150), Simon (173), Takacs (179), Brown (225), Lenzy (261), Lamb (273) and Jayson Ademilola (284)

Ten members of the Prepstar Top 350 Dream Team: Allen (47), Griffith (48), Jurkovec (59), Bauer (117), Simon (127), Austin (151), Lenzy (176), Jones (243), Keys III (264) and Jayson Ademilola (267)

Name    Pos         Ht           Wt          Hometown/High School

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

DJ Brown             DB          6-1         180        Annapolis, MD/St. John’s College

Noah Boykin       DB          6-2         176        Washington, DC/Howard D. Woodson

John Dirksen       OL          6-5         303        Maria Stein, OH/Marion Local

C’Bo Flemister    RB          5-11       190        Williamson, GA/Pike County

Ja-Mion Franklin               DL          6-1         296        Ridgely, MD/North Caroline

Houston Griffith               DB          6-0         194        Chicago, IL/IMG Academy (FL)

Luke Jones          OL          6-5         289        Little Rock, AR/Pulaski Academy

Micah Jones       WR         6-5         202        Gurnee, IL/Warren

Phil Jurkovec      QB          6-5         204        Pittsburgh, PA/Pine-Richland

Lawrence Keys III             WR         5-11       170        New Orleans, LA/McDonogh 35

Jack Lamb           LB           6-3         211        Temecula, CA/Great Oak

Braden Lenzy     WR         6-0         175        Tigard, OR/Tigard Senior

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

Jarrett Patterson              OL          6-4         280        Laguna Hills, CA/Mission Viejo

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