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Where does ND recruiting really stand?

ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com's RecruitingNation went through data from the past five years to further break down who dominates what, when it comes to going after the nation's top high school prospects.

Some interesting numbers of note:

  • Notre Dame has 36 ESPNU 150 players from 2007-11, the fifth-most in the nation. Florida (57) has the most.

  • Seven of the 104 ESPNU 150 wide receivers from 2007-11 have gone to Notre Dame, which ties the Irish with Texas and LSU for most at that position.

  • Three of the 27 ESPNU 150 tight ends from 2007-11 have chosen the Irish, giving them the most during that span.

  • The average Notre Dame recruit travels 791 miles from campus. Eight schools reel in recruits from a longer average distance.

ESPN The Magazine's LaRue Cook also ranks the top 10 out-of-state recruiters, a list Notre Dame does not crack, because:

You'll notice that teams like the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who signed 34 of 36 ESPNU 150 recruits from outside Indiana, and the Oregon Ducks, who signed 11 of 12 from out of state, are missing. But those schools didn't have much choice but to look elsewhere: just nine ESPNU 150 recruits resided in Indiana during the time frame and only three in Oregon.