Allen Wallace of SuperPrep.com posted an article today about Notre Dame defensive end prospect Anthony LaLota today stating that the New Jersey native might be looking to end his recruiting before the end of the summer.
He says he may make his decision before the start of his senior season. “I’ll either decide right before the season at the end of August or, if I’m not ready, I’ll take a few official visits and see,” he said.
LaLota had some very good things to say about the Irish in the piece and it looks like things are looking pretty good for Notre Dame here.
“I also was really impressed with the facilities,” he said. “Everything there is top of the line and the campus was just nice overall.”
LaLota says he’s confident the Irish will improve on their disappointing 2007 campaign. “I talked with Corwin Brown about it and he said they plan on being much more aggressive this year. He said they are looking to blitz more and just create more havoc.”
LaLota is listed as a five star OT by Scout, but he is being recruited as a defensive end by Notre Dame (and most other schools). We haven’t had the greatest of luck with five star defensive linemen from the state of New Jersey the past couple years, but for now at least, it looks like we’ll at least be in this one till the end.
On a side note, I feel sorry for any offensive line that has to go up against LaLota’s Hun School defensive line which also sports Notre Dame commit Tyler Stockton this year – that’s a lot of division 1 talent on one defensive line.