However, this is still plenty going on, and IrishEyes.com breaks down the visitors in this week's primer:
School: Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.)
Scout.com Position Rank: Four-star, 5th
Schools under consideration: Notre Dame, Rutgers, Colorado, Michigan, Georgia
Official visits made: Colorado (12/9)
Official visits on schedule: Michigan (1/13), Rutgers (1/20), another school could be added
What this visit means: Wright always hasn't felt an intense interest from Notre Dame, but he did when coach Brian Kelly stopped by his home this week to meet him and his family.
Wright is an athletic, long cornerback with incredibly loose hips, but he didn't have a stellar senior season. Still, there is no denying his talent, and Wright could excel in the right program.
He grew up a big Michigan fan, and conventional wisdom has Michigan atop his list. However, if the Irish are able to "wow" Wright, it could make for an interesting last month of his recruitment.
School: Don Bosco Prep
Scout.com Position Rank: Four-star, 6th
Schools under consideration: Notre Dame, Rutgers, South Carolina, Georgia, Michigan State
Official visits made: South Carolina (11/11), Rutgers (12/9)
Official visits on schedule: None set, but two more are possible
What this visit means: Like Wright, Shumate's interest in Notre Dame has fluctuated, but he is making his official visit this weekend.
For a while, it was thought to be a two-school race with South Carolina and Rutgers, but Notre Dame has a chance to change that thinking if Shumate's official visit goes well.
A key will be how the Irish explain Shumate's use in the defense. He moves well and plays downhill, and some colleges think he will grow into a linebacker, although he wants to remain at safety.
There is a lot of ground for the Irish to make up, so having a fantastic visit is crucial.
School: Montini Catholic High (Lombard, Ill.)
Scout.com Position Rank: Four-star, 38th
Schools under consideration: Notre Dame and Nebraska
Official visits made: Nebraska (10/8)
Official visits on schedule: none
What this visit means: Westerkamp committed to Nebraska in May, and has remained solidly with the Cornhuskers. However, growing up in Illinois, the draw of checking out Notre Dame won out after the Irish extended an offer.
The goal for the Irish needs to be to show Westerkamp how he can fit into the offense, and how quickly he can get involved there.