Irish Commits In New 247Composite

247Sports released a new product on Monday that was three months in the making and adds an additional ranking system for national recruiting coverage – 247Composite

LB Jaylon Smith

The 247Composite is an industry-generated ranking system that takes the ratings from major media recruiting sites and runs them through a complex algorithm using a Gaussian distribution formula to create the most comprehensive ranking on the Internet. The system effectively helps to eliminate any individual biases in the ranking process by forming an average based on numerical data.

In addition, it allows thousands of prospects to be ranked, something that sets 247Sports apart from other recruiting networks.

The Irish check in at No. 6 in the 247Sports team rankings, which now use the 247Composite to rank classes nationally. Notre Dame trails USC, Michigan, Alabama, Florida and Ohio State, respectively.

Individually, Notre Dame has three commitments ranked in the Top100 of the 247Composite, led by outside linebacker Jaylon Smith (No. 9). Fellow linebacker Alex Anzalone (47) and defensive end Isaac Rochell (98) round out the Irish pledges in that group.

Notre Dame also has seven commitments who rank among the Top10 in the land at their position, with Smith being the top outside linebacker. The others tabbed in the Top10 position-wise are Anzalone (No. 5), Rochell (7), quarterback Malik Zaire (No. 2, rated as a dual-threat), offensive lineman Hunter Bivin (No. 9), tight end Mike Heuerman (No. 9), and defensive lineman Jacob Matuska (No. 10, rated as tight end). provides a list of where the Irish commitments rank in the 247Composite, with their position ranking noted in parenthesis:

9. LB Jaylon Smith (1)
47. LB Alex Anzalone (5)
98. DL Isaac Rochell (7)
112. QB Malik Zaire (2)
118. OL Hunter Bivin (9)
154. OL Steve Elmer (13)
160. OL John Montelus (14)
163. OL Colin McGovern (15)
231. TE Mike Heuerman (9)
237. OL Mike McGlinchey (22)
292. LB Jacob Matuska (10)
306. LB Danny Mattingly (19)
312. WR James Onwualu (41)
327. DB Rashad Kinlaw (20)
346. DB Devin Butler (27)
455. WR Corey Robinson (59)
938. LB Michael Deeb (52)


247Sports Team Rankings

Notre Dame's 2013 commitment class

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