Charlie Weis came and left with a disapointing ending to the end of his tenure as Notre Dame coach. A man who will always be remembered as the tubby guy who coached them through Notre Dame's worst seasons went back to where he belongs as a coordinator in the NFL.
Thus bringing Brian Kelly to Notre Dame.
Kelly obviously has a huge obstacle ahead of him in bringing one of the most historic programs back to national relevance. It is going to be tough, and he knows that.
He said that it's a five minute plan, not a five year plan. So, the 2011 recruiting class will have a lot of importance if he's going to turn this football team around.
So, without further ado, here's the top five verbally committed players in Notre Dame's 2011 class so far.