Notre Dame added its first offensive linemen of this year’s recruiting class last week with the addition of Tennessee native Alex Bullard. Bullard spoke about his commitment to the Irish to the Tennessean at the end of last week.
“It’s a good fit for me,” Bullard said. “I liked the smaller campus, smaller classrooms and just how prestigious a school they are. Especially with Tennessee, it was a tough decision. I felt like me and Coach (Phillip) Fulmer had a relationship. But at the end of the day, Notre Dame was the best place for me.”
Bullard attended Notre Dame’s spring game in April.
“At first I was going to wait until after football season to decide,” Bullard said, “but this was best for me and my family, and the interest of my team.”
It does amaze me that Charlie Weis has been able to get commitments like this from highly rated prospects right under the nose of “State U” on the heels of last season. This was a huge pickup for the Irish. Bullard is a top line offensive guard prospect and could potentially grow into a tackle with a little more height.