I don't understand the appeal of Notre Dame, especially for Blue Chip recruits. The Irish have never been a TRUE powerhouse in my lifetime (I'm in my mid 20's). They have rarely been a national title contender in the modern Era, they don't have an overwhelming amount of players get drafted in high rounds (or even drafted for that matter), and they don't have nice facilities. I've been to the ND campus - the academic buildings are nice but the stadium looks old and worn down. I am aware of the program's success half a century ago - but what draws top prospects there?