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Notre Dame Football: Recruiting Class Sleepers 2004-2005

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Notre Dame Football: Recruiting Class Sleepers 2004-2005
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The 2003 and 2004 recruiting classes for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish didn't have many big names, and there weren't many recruits rated higher than three stars in either class.

While most of the excitement about recruiting classes is often reserved for the cream of the crop, fans must remember that being a great player isn't about how well one does in high school. It depends solely upon whether players can get it done at the college level. 

The "sleepers" selected for this list weren't rated higher than three stars by either Scout.com or Rivals.com.

So, it doesn't matter what the rating beside the player's name is after a player's high school career. The true test is how well the young men can adjust to the quick pace of college football. 

And for the recruits highlighted in this slideshow, they were able to adjust just fine.

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