Not only has Notre Dame's return to its winning ways of old earned it a berth in January's BCS National Championship Game, it has also given the Irish the luxury of reaping the rewards on the recruiting trail.
Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and his coaching staff have continued to fortify relationships with the nation's elite prospects, and those efforts have proven in a number of commitments from key players in the 2013 class during the current recruiting cycle.
The Irish's current 2013 haul currently boasts 22 commits, and ranks fifth nationally in 247sports.com's team recruiting rankings.
Because that group is filled to the brim with incredible talent, the question begging to be asked is, which committed prospects are the best of the bunch?
Let's find out.