Notre Dame Football Recruiting: A Video Review of Notre Dame's Top 10 Recruits
Notre Dame never fails to generate hype when it comes to recruiting and just about everything else football-related.
This year is no different as they boast a Top 10 recruiting class headlined by big physical players to fill needs and fit coach Brian Kelly's system.
It remains to be seen whether this class will develop into something special but they have the pieces in place to finally turn this program around.
Here are the 10 best prospects Kelly and Co. were able to bring in.
10. Everett Golson, QB
Everett Golson is an intriguing quarterback prospect.
Although he is only a three-star recruit, he is fast and intelligent enough to succeed at Notre Dame. He also has a deceptively strong arm.
He was extremely productive in high school, and I think he could be a sleeper for Notre Dame.
9. Josh Atkinson, DB
Notre Dame needed multiple upgrades in their horrendous secondary.
Josh Atkinson needs to be coached up a bit, but he has the ideal size and skill set to be a solid piece to the Irish secondary.
8. Aaron Lynch, DE
Brian Kelly clearly wanted his team to get bigger and more physical and Aaron Lynch embodies both of those qualities.
Lynch has the type of motor that Kelly will love. Perhaps his mean streak will breathe some life into the Notre Dame defense.
7. Ben Koyack, TE
With the loss of Kyle Rudolph, the Fighting Irish had a void to fill at the tight end position.
Ben Koyack is the best tight end in the 2011 class and will be a nice fit in Kelly's spread offense.
6. Matthew Hegarty, OL
Another Brian Kelly type of player, Matthew Hegarty has a mean streak and is a very powerful offensive lineman.
Hegerty has some room to bulk up, but he has quick feet and tremendous hands.
5. Davaris Daniels, WR
Brian Kelly added a number of talented pieces for his spread offensive with this class.
One of the more impressive receivers in this class, Davaris Daniels has unique playmaking ability and will be able to contribute on special teams if he can't break into the lineup right away.
4. George Atkinson III, Athlete
George Atkinson III is one of the fastest players in the 2011 recruiting class and can play a couple of different positions.
It seems like Notre Dame will utilize him as a wide receiver and with his size and speed it seems like a great fit for Atkinson.
3. Eilar Hardy, DB
As previously mentioned, the Irish are desperate for secondary help.
Eilar Hardy headlines a solid defensive back class for Notre Dame. Hardy is very instinctive and reads the quarterback very well.
He could be a difference maker in South Bend.
2. Stephon Tuitt, DE
Stephon Tuitt is a part of one of the best defensive line recruiting classes in recent memory.
The five-star recruit is a well-rounded defensive end that will get after the quarterback and stuff the run.
Brian Kelly clearly understands that a team is built in the trenches.
1. Ishaq Williams, DE
Ishaq Williams is another five-star recruit at defensive end for the Irish.
Williams is a monster of a man and could play either outside linebacker or defensive end in college.
Notre Dame would be happy with either one of these defensive end but they have landed both. They could have one of the scariest pass rushes in the nation in a couple of years.