Notre Dame Football Recruiting 2012: Should the Irish Be Disappointed on NSD?
National Signing Day is wrapping up despite a few recruits pushing back their decisions to later in the weekend, but as always, there were a few shocking decisions made.
Notre Dame's expected top recruit was supposedly Deontay Greenberry, but he altered his decision and chose the Houston Cougars!
So everybody in South Bend may be shocked, ticked and upset, but can the day be summed up to a disappointing recruiting class?
Sure, you could consider them, or part them, on the losing side for today, but overall, they have to still be satisfied with the players that are on their way to South Bend.
The headliner is quarterback Gunner Kiel, who is listed as the 52nd overall prospect (No. 3 QB), and certainly it was a huge win for the Irish after the 6'3", 215-pounder had originally committed to LSU.
The Irish have had major issues at quarterback and will certainly need a stud in the immediate future.
Despite losing Greenberry at wide receiver, they did still land ESPN's 85th overall prospect in Justin Ferguson.
Ferguson (6'1", 205 pounds) has received a ton of praise from ESPN: "This kid possesses one of the best blends of speed, size and strength this class has to offer. Ferguson is a load of a wide receiver that is physical, fast and very productive. Is tall, thick and well built."
Overall, this class is considered...
Tyler Eiffert (TE), T.J. Jones and Theo Riddick make up a solid group of receivers, so Ferguson will only add depth to a group that should continue improve.
Tee Shepard (No. 90 overall, ESPN) is the type of defensive back that Brian Kelly had wanted, and the hope is that the Irish will be able to get production from him right out of the gates.
Robert Blanton and Gary Gray are both gone, and guys like Lo Wood and Bennett Jackson will not be able to carry the secondary by their lonesome.
To shore up both lines of scrimmage, the Irish also added some solid performers in Jarron Jones (No. 11 OT, ESPN) and Sheldon Day (No. 14 DT).
Maybe this class wasn't one of the best we have ever seen, but this class can go a long way into the Irish getting back to a BCS bowl in the near future.
Keep it here all day on National Signing Day to get the latest updated news and analysis.
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