Notre Dame annually extends its recruiting reach across the country to acquire top-tier talent. Head coach Brian Kelly's approach to the 2014 cycle has followed suit.
He currently holds 16 commitments from 13 states in a class that ranks ninth in the nation, according to 247Sports. The Fighting Irish are far from done with this latest haul of talented prospects, but the team is already anticipating several polished players.
Notre Dame will welcome a bevy of athletes capable of contributing early in South Bend. Here's a glimpse at five 2014 commits who will arrive on campus with high expectations for immediate success.