Irish land one of the nation's top recruiting classes

Although the 2007 season on the field was not one to be remembered, the lure of playing football for Notre Dame still remains strong. Charlie Weis talked about his recruiting class of 2008 on Wednesday and it was obvious that the Irish head coach was more than just a little pleased.

Recruiting is a matter of filling the needs each program has and Weis certainly did that. A cluster of defensive lineman, several very quick linebackers and safeties with corner-coverage ability dot the defensive players.

On offense, there is one quarterback (Dayne Crist), one running back (Jonas Gray) and a stable of wide receivers that is among the best among incoming freshmen classes. The Irish also shored up the offensive line and again nabbed some excellent canidates at tight end.

In terms of national rankings, rivals.com has the Irish second behind Alabama. The Crimson Tide got the signature of wide receiver star Julio Jones which vaulted Nick Saban's program to the top spot.

Fans of Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State all await the final decision by the nation's top quarterback, Terrell Pryor of Jeannette, PA. He said that he just could not decide on signing day.


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