The Notre Dame football program is recruiting on another level right now, and in the process, shattering its recruiting ceiling.
For years, it was assumed that the Notre Dame football program would not be able to recruit with some of the big-time programs in the country. While the Irish would put together top-10 classes each year, they were not in the top 5, where the likes of Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State, and Georgia always end up.
However, all of that narrative is being thrown out the window as of late, thanks to the incredible job done by head coach Marcus Freeman and his staff. Since Freeman took over for Brian Kelly for last year’s bowl game, the Irish have been the gold standard when it comes to recruiting, blasting through the imaginary ceiling when it comes to recruiting.
For the 2023 and 2024 recruiting cycles, according to 247Sports.com, the Notre Dame football program has the No. 1 class so far in both. That is an extraordinary accomplishment, as Freeman and his staff have seemingly got commitments from elite prospects daily in recent weeks.
If this continues, what is stopping the Irish from being a perennial national title contender? The answer: Nothing.
Notre Dame football changing the narrative
It is no big secret that during Kelly’s run as the head coach, the Irish had a lot of success on the field and very good success in recruiting. His classes regularly ranked in the top-10, but the narrative was that they could get very good players, but the elite players wanted to go elsewhere to play their college ball.
However, Freeman has quieted that noise in a hurry and is going after the best-of-the-best, including those with ties to other programs. Take CJ Carr, for example, the grandson of a former legendary Michigan head coach who said no to the Wolverines, and yes to the Irish.
The Notre Dame football team continues to stack talent for their 2023 recruiting class, this time bringing in a speedy cornerback in Micah Bell.
Coming to Notre Dame, everyone knew that Freeman was an elite recruiter, but could he do it on a national stage as the head coach of a program like the Irish. Well, he is not only getting it done, he is blowing past other big-time programs, putting the Irish in a position to be a juggernaut for years to come.