Recruiting Reset: Running Backs

As the camp season approaches and prospects begin hitting the road for visits, IrishEyes.com takes a look at where Notre Dame stands in recruiting the 2013 class. This edition focuses on running backs.

The camp season is about to hit, and Notre Dame will have plenty of visitors to campus in June and July.

So, where do things stand?

On the offensive side, things are nearly finished with the 2013 recruiting class.

Of the 12 committed players, nine of them are on the offensive side, so there is little room left for anyone else, sans another receiver and a running back.

Notre Dame offered seven of the top running backs in Scout.com's 2013 class, but each one committed to another school. With that, IrishEyes.com takes a look at the offered and uncommitted targets on Notre Dame's board:

David Williams, 6-1, 190, Imhotep Institute, Philadelphia
Williams holds dozens of offers and is in the process of setting up visits this summer. He told IrishEyes.com he doesn't have any set yet, but at this point a summer trip to South Bend, Ind., is not being discussed highly.

Ryan Green, 5-11, 190, St. Petersburg (Fla.) Catholic
Notre Dame sits in the top three with Florida and Florida State for the talented Green, and Clemson, Tennessee and Oregon are also getting involved. The Irish stopped by to see Green, who doesn't have a date to announce yet set.

Tyshon Dye, 6-1, 200, Elbert County High (Elberton, Ga.)
He has Auburn, Tennessee and South Carolina high on his list, and he isn't planning on making many other visit.

Corey Clement, 5-11, 200, Glassboro (N.J.) High
Clement started the spring with a handful of offers and now has them from Notre Dame, Ohio State, Florida State, Wisconsin, Penn State and many others. He wants to make summer visits, but doesn't have a schedule set up. Clement said at the beginning of his recruitment he wanted to play in the south.

Taquan Mizzell, 5-10, 180, Bayside High, Virginia Beach, Va.
The dynamic Mizzell will be tough to pull out of the region, but Notre Dame is hard after him and trying to get him to visit campus this summer.

A.J. Turman, 6-0, 200, Boone High, Orlando
The powerful Turman is yet to trim his list, but he likes Miami and Florida State among others. At this point, Notre Dame isn't heavily involved.

T.J. Johnson, 5-8, 165, Island Coast High, Cape Coral, Fla.
Johnson holds an offer from Notre Dame but IrishEyes.com is hearing he the Irish are not high on his radar.

Jamari Smith, 5-11, 198, Duncan U. Fletcher High, Neptune Beach, Fla.
Smith wants to make a decision before his senior season starts, but he is yet to trim his list. He is planning visits to Florida and Florida State, but he is uncertain about what out-of-state schools will get a visit.

Tarean Folster, 5-10, 190, Cocoa (Fla.) High
Folster is concentrating on spring practice before he jumps into the recruiting process. Notre Dame visited him this spring and is trying to entice him to make a summer visit, but nothing is yet planned.

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