Where's The Beef? It's Headed To Notre Dame

Off to a hot start for the Class of 2011, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has picked up some much needed beef along the offensive line. How "Beefy" are the Irish so far?

Depending upon how you look at the current members of the Irish Class of 2011, you could argue Brian Kelly is hitting on all cylinders when it comes to offensive linemen.

In 2006 the Irish signed six guys with four or more stars along the offensive line. Right now Notre Dame has four guys committed that are classified by Scout.com as offensive linemen with rankings of four stars.

While it would be great to praise the efforts of Kelly and his staff, it looks as if only three of the current commits will start off on the offensive side of the ball when they report to South Bend. Still, to get three members of Scout.com Top 15 offensive tackles to commit at such an early stage of the process shows Kelly is not fooling around.

Scout.com currently has Conor Hanratty as the country's 9th best offensive tackle in the country. The newest member of the Irish class Matt Hegarty is ranked right behind Hanratty at number ten with Jordan Prestwood sitting in the 12th spot. Tony Springmann sits at 17th in the most recent rankings but has been told by Notre Dame coaches he'll start his Irish career as a defensive end.

Are the Irish done? There is still room for another if the right one is willing to join this already outstanding group.

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