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Tale of the recruiting tape: Notre Dame vs. Stanford

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Irish, Cardinal recruiting classes are eerily similar (1:02)

Recruiting reporter Erik McKinney breaks down the 2016 recruiting hauls for Notre Dame and Stanford, both of which hope to land a top-10 class on signing day. (1:02)

Two top-10 teams are set to square off in Palo Alto as Notre Dame visits Stanford on Saturday. It’s also looking more and more likely that these could be two programs in the top 10 of the recruiting class rankings when signing day rolls around. Stanford holds the Pac-12’s top class and sits at No. 8 nationally, while Notre Dame checks in at No. 11 and could easily continue its climb up the list. As always, there are a few prospects still on the board looking at both of these programs, so a win Saturday would give some momentum to that coaching staff in those races. But no matter how things play out this weekend, these looks like two programs set to reel in huge hauls in February.