Today on ESPN.com, we're taking a look at how the ESPNU150 recruits from 2010 have fared so far.
These players have only had one year of college experience, and not all played in 2010. Any judgments on their career can't be made for several more years. Still, it's never too early to take stock.
So let's look at Notre Dame's ESPNU150 recruits from last year. The Irish had two on the list.
The one who made an impact last season was receiver T.J. Jones (No. 68 overall, No. 10 receiver in class). He played in 12 games, including seven starts, and saw time at all three receiver positions, finishing with 23 catches for 306 yards and three touchdowns. He was the first Irish freshman wideout in school history to catch touchdown passes in each of his first two career games. Jones should start this season, and could provide a solid No. 2 complement to Michael Floyd, assuming Floyd comes back from suspension.
The other ESPNU150 recruit didn't play last season but is one to look out for in 2011. He's defensive tackle Louis Nix (No. 64 overall, No. 6 defensive tackle in class). Nix reported to campus at more than 350 pounds, ensuring a redshirt campaign. He's in better shape now but still is a mountain of a man and showed the ability this spring to be an elite run-stuffer. Offensive linemen simply can't move him. Nix has a long way to go to improve his endurance so he can stay on the field, but even in limited time, he should have an impact on the Irish defense in 2011.