No matter how you spin it, Brian Kelly has pulled a great recruiting class into South Bend this season.
The top goal from the get-go was to haul in a monster defensive class along with some playmakers on the offensive side of the ball, and Kelly has done just that.
There may be a few weeks to go before the almighty National Signing Day rolls into town; however, with the exception of one or two names, almost every single verbal given seems to be solid to this point. In addition to the solid group coming in this summer, Kelly was able to haul in five early enrollees as well.
Will this be the class that takes the Irish to the next level? That is a question that won't be answered for a few more seasons.
However, it isn't too early to label the biggest, most important, and crucial additions for the program in this recruiting haul. Let's take a look.