Here’s a little more information on Notre Dame’s latest commitment – David Posluszny – from around the net…
“I like everything about Notre Dame. I can’t think of one negative,” said Posluszny, who also has played defensive back and fullback at Hopewell. “At Notre Dame, you get an Ivy League-type education. Every year, you’re competing for a national championship. So I really don’t think you can beat that.”
More from the Post Gazette from last summer on Posluszny’s style of play:
“He’s not afraid to put his hat on you,” Blackhawk coach Joe Hamilton said, which in football parlance means Posluszny will wallop ballcarriers when given the opportunity.
The Beaver County Times on Notre Dame’s recruitment of his brother, All American Paul Posluszny:
Hopewell coach Dave Vestal hand-delivered videos of older brother Paul to Notre Dame coaches in 2002 but the Irish never showed interest.
“Paul always had a strong interest in Notre Dame,” Vestal said. “… After seeing Penn State, though, I don’t know if he would have chosen Notre Dame. But it is funny his little brother is ending up there.”
Vestal said he talked with Paul a few weeks ago about whether David should accept the Irish’s offer.
“All Paul said was: ‘Coach, it’s Notre Dame.’”
Notre Dame is everything I’m looking for,” Posluszny said Friday from his home in Aliquippa, Pa. “You can get an Ivy League education and compete for a national championship every year. I don’t think anyone can match that.”
A second-team Class AAA all-state selection as a sophomore who missed much of last season with an injury, there is some feeling among scouts that he could eventually grow into a linebacker, like his brother, Paul. He is listed as one of Rivals.com’s top 100 prospects for 2008.
“I just had a feeling inside of me that that was where I belonged,” Posluszny said.
Penn State did not put an offer in writing to Posluszny, but the school did make a verbal offer. Official offers came from Wisconsin, Northwestern, Louisville and Georgia Tech.
“But overall,” he said, “I just didn’t think that anyone could compete with Notre Dame.”
“They look the same and they play the same,” said Lemming, who rates Posluszny a four-star recruit on his five-star scale. “I think Notre Dame could have caught lightning in a bottle.”