On the gridiron this weekend’s showdown between Notre Dame and Michigan State has major implications for any chances Notre Dame has at making a playoff run in 2o16.  Off the field this weekend has also major implications for Notre Dame’s chances to make future playoff runs with a banner recruiting weekend on tap for the program.

Notre Dame will have as many as nine official visitors who are currently not committed to Notre Dame  for the class of 2017 on campus this weekend along with a host of elite unofficial visitors for the class of 2018 on hand as well.  With the #8/12 Spartans in town, order Notre Dame will have an opportunity to make a statement to both the playoff committee and the recruits who will be making the trip to watch the Irish battle the Spartans.

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