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Updated: Signing up

Notre Dame is down to waiting for one more player to send in his letter of intent on national signing day.

The Irish have 22 of their 23-member class in the fold, and they are only waiting to receive paper work from running back Tarean Folston, a 5-foot-10, 195-pounder from Cocoa, Cocoa Fla.

Folston is expected to send his paper work to Notre Dame at 2:30 p.m., according to reports.

Notre Dame already had five members of its 2013 recruiting class on campus as offensive lineman Steve Elmer, tight end Mike Heuerman, receiver James Onwualu, receiver Corey Robinson and quarterback Malik Zaire enrolled early.

The Irish added the rest of their recruiting throughout Wednesday morning.

  • Linebacker Michael Deeb, a 6-foot-2, 235-pounder from Plantation, Fla., was the first to fax in his letter of intent at 7:07 a.m.
  • Defensive lineman Isaac Rochell, a 6-5, 265-pounder from McDonough, Ga., wasn't far behind sending in his paper work at 7:09 a.m.
  • At 7:12 a.m., the five early enrollees began taking classes.
  • Defensive back Rashad Kinlaw, a 5-11, 185-pounder from Galloway, N.J., sent in his letter of intent at 7:20 a.m.
  • Defensive lineman Jacob Matuska, a 6-4, 255-pounder from Columbus, Ohio, sent in his letter of intent through email at 7:23 a.m.
  • Linebacker Doug Randolph, a 6-3, 230-pounder from Richmond, Va., officially joined Notre Dame at 7:30 a.m.
  • Offensive lineman John Montelus, a 6-5, 305-pounder from Everett, Mass., was the next to come in with his paper work at 7:47 a.m.
  • Another offensive lineman was added to the mix at 8:04 a.m. as Mike McGlinchey, a 6-7, 280-pounder from Philadelphia, sent in his letter of intent.
  • Defensive back Devin Butler, a 6-1, 180-pounder from Washington D.C., sent in his paper work at 8:20 a.m.
  • Receiver William Fuller, a 6-1, 180-pounder from Philadelphia, was the ninth recruit to sent in his papers at 8:28 a.m.
  • Receiver Torii Hunter Jr., a 6-foot, 180-pounder from Prosper,Texas, was added to the fold at 8:32 a.m. The son of Major League all-star Torii Hunter broke his femur at a U.S. Army All-American Bowl practice that required surgery, but he believes he will be able to play when fall camp begins.
  • Linebacker Jaylon Smith, a 6-3, 220-pounder from Bishop Luers, was the 11th member of the class to join Notre Dame at 8:33 a.m.
  • Offensive lineman Colin McGovern, a 6-5, 280-pounder from New Lenox, Ill., sent in his paper work at 8:35 a.m.
  • Running back Greg Bryant, a 5-11, 200-pounder from Delray Beach, Fla., joined at 8:37 a.m.
  • Offensive lineman Hunter Bivin, a 6-6, 290-pounder from Owensboro, Ky., was the next to sign up, and defensive back Cole Luke, a 6-foo, 180-pounder from Chandler, Ariz., followed.
  • Tight end Durham Smythe, a 6-5, 230-pounder from Belton, Texas, was the next to join the mix.
  • Defensive back Max Red Redfield, a 6-2, 195-pounder from Mission Viejo, Calif., was the third five-star player to sign his letter of intent. He joined Smith and Bryant as five-star recruits for the Irish.
The Irish could improve on what is projected to be a top-five class later tonight when one of the nation's top defensive linemen announces his college choice.

Defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes, the final highly regarded recruit Notre Dame is targeting, is set to announce where he will play at 8 p.m.