Notre Dame looks to make an impact in California every year in recruiting. In the 2013 class, the Fighting Irish were extremely successful, pulling the nation's No. 2 athlete and No. 1 defensive tackle out of the Golden State in Max Redfield and Eddie Vanderdoes.
Notre Dame is again very active on the West Coast in the 2014 class, as offers have gone out to some of California's top players, including running back Joe Mixon (Oakley, Calif./Freedom), cornerback Adoree' Jackson (Gardena, Calif./Serra) and John Smith (Long Beach, Calif./Poly).