Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Power Ranking the Last 5 Recruiting Seasons

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Notre Dame Football Recruiting: Power Ranking the Last 5 Recruiting Seasons
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What have the last five Notre Dame football recruiting cycles looked like (2007-2011)? And how do they hold up when being judged against one another?

While getting a plethora of 5-star prospects out of high school doesn't hurt, it won't guarantee success at the college level either (just ask Charlie Weis).

A strong recruiting class is an essential piece of the BCS puzzle, but coaching and player development is just as vital.

After stripping away the star ratings, and with the benefit of hindsight, I will declare which recent Fighting Irish recruiting classes have been the most beneficial to the team.

Of course, there is a larger sample size of the earlier classes when it comes to production, so potential needed to be factored in.

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