Notre Dame signs 22, waiting for word on others

TOM COYNE Associated Press Published:

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says he won't argue with analysts who call the recruiting class announced Wednesday his best, saying it reflects the progress the Irish have made in his three seasons at the school.

He says the class also fills Notre Dame's biggest needs, adding running back Greg Bryant, four defensive backs and five offensive linemen. The Irish were waiting to hear from two others in running back Tarean Folston and defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes.

The Irish are expected to be at the 85-player scholarship limit for the first time in recent years, which Kelly says adds depth.