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Incoming Impact? kicks off a four-day summer weekend with the first of five columns examining the team's recruiting classes. This afternoon's edition, the incoming freshmen and the likelihood of each to see the field in 2012.

There are two certainties regarding modern college freshmen football players at Notre Dame: Some will make a first-year impact for the Irish Someone most fans think should, or "definitely will," won't… No. 2 is rarely altogether bad. Among Notre Dame's current 82-man roster are at least 10 and as many as 18 starters who were withheld from action as true freshmen. Instant impact makes for... Recommended Stories