Away we go ...
Using Mark Schlabach's latest too-early top 25, RecruitingNation checks in on how those schools' early 2013 classes are shaping up.
The Verbal Commitment podcast delves into those classes as well.
Notre Dame target Marcus Ball (Westerville, Ohio/South) is among several fast-rising prospects this spring, our Jared Shanker writes.
ESPN 150 running back Ryan Green (St. Petersburg, Fla./Saint Petersburg Catholic) came away from his recent visit to Auburn impressed, but he still hasn't made a cut of his top schools, our Corey Long writes. Green is still planning a summer visit to Notre Dame, among others.
Defensive end Alec James (Brookfield, Wisc./Brookfield Central) has the Irish in his top four, but TCU could be making a push, Shanker writes.