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Notre Dame football is a classic sports entity in American society. The tradition that the Irish have is unbelievable, and some of the greatest players, coaches, stories and moments all come from Notre Dame football.
It sells itself, and I'm sure that even those recruits who don't have much interest in Notre Dame still raise their eyebrows a little bit when the Irish contact them.
Tradition is Notre Dame's biggest recruiting advantage. Winning and academics are honorable mentions here.
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects and writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (formerly ESPN Rise-HS). A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a College Football and NFL Draft magazine.