2020 Offensive Recruiting: What Would the Dream Class Look Like for Notre Dame?

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SAN DIEGO, CA – OCTOBER 27: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish walks onto the field at the end of regulation against the Navy Midshipmen at SDCCU Stadium on October 27, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images)

Notre Dame is building what should be a perennial top 10 team and playoff contender, and 2020 recruiting could only prove that further.

Realistic and dream don’t always go together, and for Notre Dame that is often times the case. However, on the heels of back-to-back terrific seasons and a 2018 playoff birth, 2020 recruiting looks promising early on.

The Irish typically recruit at a very good, but not elite level — usually finishing in the 10-15 range. The coaching staff tends to be picky in their selection process. They recruit mostly out of catholic school systems, targeting promising student-athletes and men of high character.

This isn’t to rag on other universities or student-athletes, but Notre Dame is simply unique. This is part of the reason Notre Dame recruits coast to coast better than any other program in the country.

With that said, specific regions tend to be more kind than others, and in 2020, Notre Dame-friendly regions host a ton of Notre Dame fits. This certainly helps when trying to obtain an elite class that will also stay intact during their 3-5 years in South Bend.

Let’s take a look at what a 2020 dream class would look like for the coaching staff on offense.

Editor’s note: I will only use currently offered players. I understand it is still very early, and Notre Dame will offer many more athletes. 

The offensive side of the ball is already off to an impressive start, landing 3 players listed in the top 120 of 247sports.com composite rankings — the list I’ll be using for the remainder of this article.


QB Drew Pyne (Connecticut) committed to the Irish over offers from Alabama, LSU, Michigan and Penn State just to name a few. He’s one of the best signal callers in the 2020 class and was also the No. 1 quarterback on Notre Dame’s board. The dream is already off to a good start.

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