National Signing Day, 15 commit to Notre Dame Football
Wednesday, high school students across the country decided on what is next.
It's National Signing Day. A day that changes the lives of many to-be college athletes and the schools they commit to.
For Notre Dame, the day couldn't have gone any better given the circumstances.
With a rough 2016 season and seven new assistant coaches introduced to the prestigious football program, a tough question emerges: “How do you get recruits to come and more importantly, how do you get the ones that have already committed to stay?”
Notre Dame had 15 commits going into signing day and head coach Brian Kelly said their commitment through all the change and difficult season allowed him the opportunity to put together another great class.
"They really had to endure the things that would occur out there in recruiting during a very difficult season. Other schools reminding them about a difficult season,” said Kelly. "Notre Dame did not change, Notre Dame is still the number one reason why they choose to come here and those 15 guys chose Notre Dame. So although we lost some really good coaches, that wasn't the obstacle."
The Irish ended up with a top 15 recruiting class and 21 total recruits with five already enrolled at the university.