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The Fighting Irish look to bounce back after a 4-8 record last season. According to ESPN's FPI, Notre Dame's toughest games will be on the road against Stanford and Miami in 2017.

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Notre Dame set to move forward at QB (1:07)
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Berman lends expertise to Minutemen (0:40)

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

After a 4-8 season, Notre Dame is off to a great start in the 2018 recruiting class. The Irish have four ESPN 300 commitments coming from safety Derrick Allen, ranked No. 69 overall, quarterback Phil Jurkovec, running back Markese Stepp and athlete Braden Lenzy. While the number of ESPN 300 commitments isn't extraordinary, the class is currently ranked No. 7 overall in the ESPN class rankings.

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McShay sees great upside in Kizer (1:24)

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN Junior 300 wide receiver L'Christian Smith is visiting Ohio State for the spring game and will also visit Notre Dame and Tennessee

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The first three weeks of the 2017 college football season will feature highly anticipated non-conference showdowns. National runner-up Alabama opens against Florida State on Sept. 2 in one of the season's best early matchups, according to ESPN's FPI.

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Kizer a tough player to evaluate (1:47)
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McShay confident Kizer will mature (0:35)
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The best of Kizer at Gruden's QB Camp (3:17)
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Kizer shows awareness and commands the huddle (2:32)
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Kizer explains poise as a leader (2:10)
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Pressure brings out the best in DeShone Kizer (2:32)

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DeShone Kizer may not want to be a top two-rounds draft pick. No Fighting Irish QB taken in the 1st or 2nd round of the draft has found much success in the NFL. Scouts Inc. ranks Kizer as the No. 3 quarterback prospect and No. 44 overall.

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Kizer outdoes combine performance at pro day (1:06)