The following is part six in an ongoing series looking at the 2012 recruiting cycle. Today, we are talking about the defensive line. Some of these athletes are on the master list; others are on the radar.
After the recruiting bonanza that the Irish reaped on the defensive side of the ball in 2011, some may think that Notre Dame will focus solely on offensive play makers. Don't count on it. With the excitement generated by the play of the Irish defense in the latter part of 2010, coupled with the incredible recruiting class of 2011, look for Bob Diaco to keep producing top notch defensive players.
While the interior should be in fine shape with Louis Nix making his Irish debut this season, it is never too early to prepare for the future.