Notre Dame is currently 2-5 on the season, without the defensive coordinator it started the season with and a ton of questions surrounding the program. The negativity has been all around coach Brian Kelly this season, but that hasn’t seemed to impact the Irish's recruiting efforts.
Kelly and his staff have the No. 6 ranked class in the country which includes nine ESPN 300 commits fully on board despite the struggles this season. Athlete C.J. Holmes says that level of commitment is because Notre Dame is bigger than Kelly, his coaches or one season's record.