Irish recruiting update

As our Jared Shanker says, all eyes will be on South Bend this weekendInsider.

At least six uncommitted ESPNU 150 players will be in town for Notre Dame's first home night game in 21 years, and each player is on ESPNU's list of top uncommitted prospectsInsider.

At least three juniors will be checking out the atmosphere against USC, too.

The Irish held steady this week in ESPNU's class rankings, at 11th overall. That would likely change with a strong showing this weekend.

By Shanker's count, the following are expected to be in town Saturday.

Class of 2012 prospects:

Ifeadi Odenigbo*

Zach Banner*

Shaq Thompson*

Byron Marshall*

Keith Marshall*

Arik Armstead*

John Theus* (Georgia commit)

Ishmael Adams

Brian Poole* (Florida commit)

Ronnie Stanley

Bryce Treggs*

Justin Ferguson*

Deontay Greenberry*

Tee Shepard*

John Turner

Scott Daly

Romeo Okwara

Mark Harrell


Kyle Kempt

Adam Breneman

Matt Alviti

Ethan Pocic

Richard Benjamin

*denotes ESPNU 150 player

As Irish recruiting coordinator Chuck Martin said Tuesday, there are only 24 hours a day, and he will need plenty of caffeine this weekend.

Not a bad problem to have.