Less than a week remains until Notre Dame puts the finishing touches on its 2014 recruiting class.
On Wednesday, the program's 20 current commits, plus any remaining targets who choose to pledge to the Irish, will sign their national letters of intent, effectively becoming another layer of Notre Dame's present and future.
247sports.com currently ranks Notre Dame's 2014 crop as the nation's ninth best, behind Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee, Florida State, LSU, Texas A&M, Ohio State and Alabama, though the possibility certainly exists for the Irish to leapfrog a few of those teams with additional commitments on national signing day.
For that potential jump and everything else you need to know about Notre Dame recruiting leading up to national signing day, keep it here at Bleacher Report.
*All recruiting rankings courtesy of 247Sports.