Notre Dame Football: Constructing the Perfect Close to the 2015 Recruiting Class

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Notre Dame Football: Constructing the Perfect Close to the 2015 Recruiting Class
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Notre Dame's recruiting efforts have heated up lately, with Brian Kelly and his staff getting on a roll since Memorial Day weekend. A half-dozen recruits have joined the 2015 recruiting class since the last day of May, with Josh Barajas, Brandon Tiassum, Micah Dew-Treadway, Nick Coleman, Elijah Taylor and Shaun Crawford all joining Brian VanGorder's defense. 

Even with the defection of Blake Barnett, a recruiting class that many expected to stay relatively small has swelled to 13 commitments—starting the inevitable exercise of figuring out just how many seats are left on the bus.

With an 85-man scholarship limit, Brian Kelly will have to make some tough decisions on fifth-year players after the season. But before that, he'll need to continue recruiting a talented class where the Irish coaching staff are in hot pursuit of a few dozen prospects with only a fraction of those scholarships still available.

The groundwork has been laid for a tremendous recruiting class.

Right now, 247Sports.com has the Irish haul ranked 10th in the country.

And things should only get more interesting with the biggest on-campus weekend of the summer about to start on June 20—the Irish Invasion camp.

But there is still work to be done. With a few critical holes in the current class, here's the perfect close to Brian Kelly's 2015 recruiting cycle. 

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