With the success of Notre Dame, the recruiting class is back to where you would expect it to be. Elite prospects have always considered the Irish, but recently playing in a national championship and with the future brighter than ever, more of those top players are willing to accept the offer. According to 247sports, Notre Dame now has the No. 5 2013 recruiting class in the country.
But this year’s class can be placed on the back burner for a second. The majority of the recruits out there already know which schools they have in mind, especially with national signing day less than a month away.
It is now time to look ahead to the 2014 class and get an idea of which positions the Irish should address the most.
This isn't to say that the 2013 class is over and done with, but Notre Dame has already made its pitch to the top recruits. So while everybody just sits around and waits for a decision to be made, the coaching staff can turn its attention to the younger generation and try to make an early impression.
Here are the five most important areas of need for Notre Dame during the 2014 recruiting process.