Kelly recruiting profile: Skill
Returning cornerbacks: Robert Blanton, Gary Gray, Lo Wood (Note: Freshman wide receiver Bennett Jackson is reportedly moving to cornerback)
Returning safeties: Dan McCarthy, Zeke Motta, Jamoris Slaughter, Harrison Smith (Note: 2010 recruit Chris Badger will re-join the squad in 2012 after the completion of his religious mission).
Baumhower on Atkinson: One of five commitments to compete in the "USA vs. The World" contest on National Signing Day. He didn't have a ball caught on him his entire senior season. For most of his recruitment he had Oregon as his leader, but once he stepped onto the Notre Dame campus, he fell in love with the school.
Berk on Atkinson: While the focus has been given to brother, George, Josh has skills and will be a welcomed addition to the Irish. His speed will give him an early chance to see the field.