NCF On The Trail: Hunter Bivin

The Big Ten Conference never rests. The proof is in another week full of headlines as Illinois and Wisconsin prepare for big official visit weekends.

Iowa is all over the recruiting trail on its bye week and Ohio State -- as it usually does -- is bringing news on almost a daily basis.

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January, 3, 2013

Black Team offense

Quarterback: Christian Hackenberg (Penn State)

Running back: Alvin Kamara

Receiver: Alvin Bailey (Florida), Robert Foster (Alabama), Damore'ea Stringfellow (Washington)

Tight end: O.J. Howard (Alabama)

Offensive tackle: Darius James (Texas), Denver Kirkland

Offensive guard: Grant Hill (Alabama), Joas Aguilar (Texas A&M)

Center: Hunter Bivin (Notre Dame)

Captains: Kelvin Taylor, Hunter Bivin, Robert Nkemdiche, Ben Boulware

Black Team defense

Defensive end: Robert Nkemdiche, Elijah Daniel

Defensive tackle: Greg Gilgmore (LSU), Kennedy Tulimasealii (Hawaii)

Inside linebacker: Ben Boulware (Clemson)

Outside linebacker: Alex Anzalone (Notre Dame), Matthew Thomas

Safety: Keanu Neal (Florida), Leon McQuay III

Cornerback: Vernon Hargreaves III (Florida), Tarean Folston (Notre Dame)

Black Team special teams

Long snapper: Tyler Kluver (Iowa)

Kicker/punter: Sean Covington (UCLA)

White Team offense

Quarterback: Kevin Olsen (Miami)

Running back: Keith Ford (Oklahoma)

Receiver: Laquon Treadwell, Ryan Green (Florida State), Jalin Marshall (Ohio State)

Tight end: Hunter Henry (Arkansas)

Offensive tackle: Derwin Gray (Maryland), Dorian Johnson (Pittsburgh)

Offensive guard: Patrick Kugler (Michigan), David Dawson (Michigan)

Center: Scott Quessenberry (UCLA)

White Team defense

Defensive end: Carl Lawson (Auburn), Joey Bosa (Ohio State)

Defensive tackle: Henry Poggi (Michigan), Kelsey Griffin (South Carolina)

Inside linebacker: Reuben Foster, Yannick Ngakoue

Outside linebacker: Trey Johnson

Safety: Max Redfield, Antonio Conner

Cornerback: Gareon Conley (Ohio State), Shaq Wiggins (Georgia)

White Team special teams

Long snapper: Brendan Turelli

Kicker: Ryan Santoso (Minnesota)

Punter: Shane Tripucka

Captains: Ryan Green, Hunter Henry, Patrick Kugler, Reuben Foster
Notre Dame received a pair of verbal commitments Saturday during its Junior Day, landing pledges from offensive linemen Colin McGovern and Hunter Bivin, according to multiple reports.

Both recruits posted about their commitments on social media websites late Saturday.

Both are tackles. McGovern (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way West) is 6-foot-6, 270 pounds; Bivin (Owensboro, Ky./Apollo), 6-6, 290, is on the ESPNU 150 Watch List.

The Irish now have five verbal commitments from the class of 2013, with four coming this month. ESPNU 150 Watch List tight end Jacob Matuska (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Hartley) committed March 7, and athlete James Onwualu (Saint Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham) committed one week later.

ESPNU 150 Watch List offensive tackle Steve Elmer (Midland, Mich./Midland) was the Irish's first commitment from the 2013 class, back in September.
Hunter Bivin (Owensboro, Ky./Apollo), an ESPNU 150 Watch List prospect, committed to Notre Dame Saturday night after visiting South Bend for the program's junior day, multiple sources report.

Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, LSU, Michigan, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Vanderbilt, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Mississippi State, Miami-FL, Tennessee and Western Kentucky also extended scholarship offers to Bivin.

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