Feb. 7, 2001
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NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Nineteen high school seniors signed national letters of intent today with plans to enroll at the University of Notre Dame in August 2000 and play for the Irish football squad.
The nineteen players come from 12 states -- Florida (2), Georgia (2), New Jersey (2), New York (2), Minnesota (2), Illinois (2), Indiana, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Alabama, and Washington.
As listed by position, the Irish add to their roster three offensive linemen, three running backs, two inside linebackers, two outside linebackers, two tight ends, two wide receivers, two defensive linemen, two cornerbacks and a safety -- though many of the players played multiple positions in high school and could move to other spots once they arrive on campus.
Among the 19 players are three members of the Parade All-America team -- tight end Mark LeVoir (Eden Prairie, Minn.) and offensive linemen Zach Giles (Marshfield, Mass.) and Dan Stevenson (Barrington, Ill.).
Also on the list are:
Among the 19 are nine players who attended the Notre Dame football camp in the summer of 2000 -- defensive lineman Brian Beidatsch (Milwaukee, Wis.), Giles, LeVoir, Mays, outside linebacker Rashon Powers-Neal (St. Paul, Minn.), tight end Matt Root (Tallahassee, Fla.), wide receiver Matt Shelton (Collierville, Tenn.), defensive lineman Jeff Thompson (Granger, Ind.) and running back Marcus Wilson (Staten Island, N.Y.).
2001 University of Notre Dame Football National Letter-of-Intent Signees
|Name||Pos||Ht.||Wt.||Hometown (High School)|
|Beidatsch, Brian||DL||6-4||265||Milwaukee, WI (Marquette)|
|Bolen, Lionel||CB||6-1||185||Westhampton, NJ (Rancocas Valley)|
|Burrell, Quentin||S||6-1||185||Decatur, GA (Southwest DeKalb)|
|Campbell, Carlos||WR||6-1||190||Hampton, VA (Hampton)|
|Ellick, Dwight||CB||5-11||170||Tampa, FL (Wharton)|
|Giles, Zachary||OL||6-4||285||Marshfield, MA (Marshfield)|
|Grant, Ryan||RB||6-1||198||Nyack, NY (Don Bosco Prep)|
|Hoyte, Brandon||ILB||6-0||219||Parlin, NJ (Sayreville War Memorial))|
|Jones, Cory||RB||6-2||215||Seattle, WA (Kennedy)|
|LeVoir, Mark||TE||6-7||310||Eden Prairie, MN (Eden Prairie)|
|Mays, Corey||ILB||6-1||234||Chicago, IL (Morgan Park)|
|Mitchell, Darin||OL||6-4||285||Jonesboro, GA (Lovejoy)|
|Powers-Neal, Rashon||OLB||6-3||215||St. Paul, MN (Cretin-Derham)|
|Root, Matt||TE||6-6||225||Tallahassee, FL (North Florida Christian)|
|Shelton, Matt||WR||6-1||170||Collierville, TN (Collierville)|
|Stevenson, Dan||OL||6-5||300||Barrington, IL (Barrington)|
|Thompson, Jeff||DL||6-5||265||Granger, IN (Penn)|
|Tuck, Justin||OLB||6-5||215||Kellyton, AL (Central Coosa County)|
|Wilson, Marcus||RB||5-11||180||Staten Island, NY (Poly Prep)|
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