College Football Recruiting Rankings 2012: Notre Dame Grabs Top 25 Class

National Signing Day 2012 has ended, and with each signing and commitment the landscape for the future of college football is being decided. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish fared well in the process, grabbing 16 commitments from some top talent around the nation. Despite missing out on wide receivers Nelson Agholor and Deontay Greenberry, the Irish still managed to rake in the top 25 class in the nation.

SB Nation's Bud Elliott collected rankings from around the web, and everyone marked Notre Dame among the best of the year. In his own rankings, Elliot placed the Irish at No. 19 overall, and here is a look at what some of the other top recruiting sites did:

SB Nation's Overall Rank Team Commitments 247Sports ESPN Rivals Scout
19 Notre Dame 16 16 10 22 19

Here is what SB Nation's Notre Dam athletics blog, One Foot Down, had to say about the class:

While the overall number of recruits in this class is far below what many expected the staff to sign, it is important to remember that this is an extremely talented (albeit small) class that will address several needs. Notre Dame was able to add an elite QB, two WRs (to help offset the loss of Michael Floyd), and several DBs.

...The margin for error for this class is pretty thin, meaning that several of these players need to make an impact in 2012 and 2013. This class will likely be remembered for the talent lost leading up to NSD (Decker, Darby and Greenberry), but that might not ultimately define the class. There are some very special players in this group and all are very capable players in their own right.

For the latest information on Notre Dame Fighting Irish football recruiting, be sure to check out One Foot Down. SB Nation's recruiting hub will keep you updated on everything else going down on the wildest day of college football's off-season.

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