The Top 7 Recruits Brian Kelly Is Targeting For The 2017 Class

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish just put the finishing touches on another top recruiting class in 2016, and head coach Brian Kelly and his staff have already turned a large majority of their attention to the 2017 class. Here are the top seven prospects that Notre Dame is targeting in the 2017 recruiting class:

7) Chevin Calloway, CB
Notre Dame first expressed interest in Calloway last year and it's paying off as they're one of his favorites, including Baylor and Oklahoma.

6) Joseph Lewis, WR
Lewis is the fourth-rated wideout in the 2017 class, and Notre Dame is one of the four schools he's strongly considering at the moment, along with USC, Michigan, and Oklahoma.

5) Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR
Peoples-Jones is the top WR in the class of 2017. He's from Detroit, Michigan, which is why it's not a surprise Ohio State, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Michigan are recruiting him hard. He already took an unofficial visit to Michigan State, but he's likely a long way off from committing to any school. 

4) Jeffrey Okudah, S
The nation's top safety hails from Texas, but it's Baylor who is the top Texas team in the mix for his talents. The Bears and Notre Dame are at the top of the list, but that might change as the recruiting process continues. 

3) Deangelo Gibbs, CB
Gibbs hails from Loganville, Georgia which is why the Bulldogs are currently the front-runner for his services. As with most of the players on the list, he holds offers from most of the big-time programs - including Notre Dame, who offered him way back in July.  

2) Darnay Holmes, CB
Holmes can also play WR, but will likely play corner in the NFL and wants to play there in college. He's the top one in the nation and the No. 2 overall player from California. Stanford is currently the front-runner to land Holmes, but once again, the lure of playing for Notre Dame has the Irish firmly in the mix. 

1) Najee Harris, RB
The nation's top running back is from California, but committed to Alabama in April 2015. At 6-foot-2, 220-pounds, he could be the next great Alabama running back, but he is still listening to other teams - with Notre Dame right there at the forefront. The Chat Sports Android and iPhone app is the best source for recruiting news and updates. 

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