Notre Dame lands in top 10 in overall talent rankings
Notre Dame came in at No. 10 overall in 247Sports’ college football team talent composite ranking, which was updated on Thursday morning.
The Irish trail 9 other elite programs across the country: Alabama, Georgia, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Clemson, Texas, Oregon, LSU and Oklahoma.
Notre Dame is just ahead of programs like USC, Florida, Miami and Michigan, to name a few.
The ranking uses traditional recruiting rankings to measure every team’s total talent level. However, it does not account for transfer rankings — meaning safety Brandon Joseph is counted as a 3-star player (from his original high school ranking) rather than the 4-star transfer status he achieved this offseason.
Notre Dame is credited with two 5-stars, 49 4-stars and 29 3-stars. Notre Dame’s 5-star players are tight end Michael Mayer and linebacker Jaylen Sneed. Mayer is expected to be one of Notre Dame’s top players this season while Sneed could have a contributing role as a true freshman on Notre Dame’s defense.
Notre Dame’s status in these rankings could improve by next season. The Irish currently have the No. 4 overall recruiting class in the country, per 247Sports Composite rankings.
The Irish will begin their 2022 campaign on Saturday night vs. Ohio State.