As our Jared Shanker says, all eyes will be on South Bend this weekend.
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 prospects.
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:
John Theus* (Georgia commit)
Brian Poole* (Florida commit)
*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.