Spring semester classes began Tuesday at Notre Dame, which also means that a handful of new faces are now regulars inside the Guglielmino Athletics Complex.
As football media relations director Brian Hardin officially announced on Twitter, and as coach Brian Kelly added, the new names to know are Steve Elmer, Mike Heuerman, James Onwualu, Corey Robinson and Malik Zaire.
For some more info from ESPN RecruitingNation on these newcomers, click the links below.
Four-star QB-DT Malik Zaire (Kettering, Ohio/Archbishop Alter)
Four-star TE-Y Mike Heuerman (Naples, Fla./Barron Collier)
Four-star ATH James Onwualu (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham)
Four-star OT Steve Elmer (Midland, Mich./Midland)
Three-star WR Corey Robinson (San Antonio/San Antonio Christian)
Both Zaire and Heuerman are ESPN300 prospects. The big absence, of course, is that of four-star linebacker Alex Anzalone (Wyomissing, Pa./Wyomissing), who spurned Notre Dame for Florida last week amid Kelly's flirtation with the Philadelphia Eagles. Nonetheless, 17 more commitments are expected to sign their national letters of intent come Feb. 6, with the Irish set to usher in a top-5 recruiting class as they look to continue the momentum generated from a return to the national title game.