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ND, Boise State are best of the rest

Originally Published: February 3, 2010
By Scouts Inc. | ESPN.com
Here is a quick breakdown of the best classes that are not in BCS conferences.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

It was not a flashy start for Brian Kelly at Notre Dame as he lost a few key prospects from the class down the stretch and failed to add some of the big names on signing day. He also kept this Notre Dame class intact for the most part and also sprinkled in his own system-fitting guys. Known for his work with quarterbacks, he signed four including strong-armed quarterback Andrew Hendrix (Cincinnati/Moeller) and brought depth to a position of need. The addition of wide receiver Tai-ler Jones (Gainesville, Ga./Gainesville) should soften the blow of losing Golden Tate to the draft. No. 14 OT Matt James (Cincinnati, Ohio/Saint Xavier) was a nice signing day pickup. With defense being an area of need ESPNU 150 DT Louis Nix (Jacksonville, Fla./Raines) was a big addition and could contribute quickly.

Boise State Broncos

The Broncos have been one of top programs in the country in large part due to their ability to develop talent and find system-fitting guys. Boise State did not have room to add a large class, but still signed a few prospects who can contribute early -- particularly on offense. Receiver Troy Ware (Vista, Calif./Vista) has great height, a large catching radius and enough speed to separate with the ball in his hands. Athlete Matt Miller (Helena, Mont./Capitol) is the top prospect in the state of Montana and the 6-foot-4, strong-handed possession receiver could end up being an ideal H-back. Both of these prospects have BCS talent and should help the Broncos' offense remain prolific.

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