By now you’ve probably read a handful of lists breaking down Notre Dame’s best players, ranking the top freshmen in the Irish stable or something along those lines.
More specifically, this list will focus on the top 60 players likely to do the most damage against Notre Dame this coming fall.
The list favors the offense, with 39 players on that side of the ball, but because Notre Dame will be playing some seriously suspect secondaries this year, very few corners or safeties made the cut.
Otherwise, there is a pretty even balance throughout each position on the football roster.
USC (10 players) and Michigan State (nine players) lead the way in representation, while Army and Western Michigan bring up the rear with two players a piece.
Remember, this is not a ranking in any way, just a list of really good football players sorted by position for your convenience.
Now here’s Part One, starting off with those players who never get any attention.