Sep. 13, 2008; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Brian Smith (58) celebrates with fans at Notre Dame Stadium after Notre Dame beat the Michigan Wolverines 35-17. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-US PRESSWIRE

Notre Dame recruiting over the years

I found an article by Matt Fortuna of ESPN that I wanted to share with you all. It showed some really interesting about Notre Dame’s recruiting over the past couple of seasons

Here’s what he said on Notre Dame’s recruiting over the last few years.

  • Notre Dame has 36 ESPNU 150 players from 2007-11, the fifth-most in the nation. Florida (57) has the most.
  • Seven of the 104 ESPNU 150 wide receivers from 2007-11 have gone to Notre Dame, which ties the Irish with Texas and LSU for most at that position.
  • Three of the 27 ESPNU 150 tight ends from 2007-11 have chosen the Irish, giving them the most during that span.
  • The average Notre Dame recruit travels 791 miles from campus. Eight schools reel in recruits from a longer average distance.


Notre Dame has had some tough seasons, but they have had so me great talent over the years and that credit goes the recruiters for the Irish. Not many talented players come out of Indiana, so Notre Dame knows how to find players who are willing to travel the long distance away from home to play for their school.

This information just goes to show you how well this program’s reputation is. More importantly (for the student-athlete), it shows the type of school the University  Notre Dame is. ND is a great academic school with high expectations for all students, football players included. Football may only be with you short a few years, but a degree from Notre Dame will last a lifetime.

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