July 13, 2008 // Notre Dame Recruiting

Notre Dame Adds 5-Star OL Chris Watt

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Notre Dame picked up commitment #12 on Sunday in the form of 5-star offensive guard and Chicagoland area native Chris Watt. Watt, Scout.com’s #2 OG, is the second offensive lineman to commit to Notre Dame just the second five star commitment along the OL during the Charlie Weis era (Sam Young was the other).

BGI on Watt’s commitment

“There were so many things to like about Notre Dame. They just offered the best overall package from the obvious academic life to the football life. They are going to be a lot better thus year,” Watt said from his home.

Irish Illustrated on how Watt delivered the news to Charlie Weis

On the beach with his son Sunday afternoon, the Notre Dame head coach received a call from elite offensive guard Chris Watt with news the Irish program had been working to hear for nearly six months. The four-star prospect from Glen Ellyn, Ill., wanted to take himself off the market with a commitment to Notre Dame.

“He had heard that I wanted to talk to him,” Watt said. “He was very excited about the commitment. He was thrilled.”

After the news of Darrin Walls being out for this season on Friday, this is certainly a great way to cap off what was a pretty terrible weekend of Notre Dame news.

This was a huge pickup for Weis and Notre Dame. It gives Notre Dame as good of a guard combo as any team in the country could hope for this year. Now we just need to pray that Weis can convince Xavier Nixon to join this class as well.

Comments to this Article

  • bleednd82 commented on July 14th, 2008 at 6:44 am

    Walls leaving still brings me down even with good news.

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  • JC commented on July 14th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Amen bleed, so Frankie what is Dr. White’s cryptic agenda?
    Was he just kidding about going to Duke? ………..and now I am staying because this is ND? I think it’s time somebody makes the decision for him, like a pink slip. I don’t like illusions and deceptions, there is no such thing as half ass commitment.

    We need a real football AD that is not caught up in narcissism.

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  • Frankie V commented on July 14th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    JC,

    No idea what you are referring to. White is out. He is employed by Duke. He will not be the AD at Notre Dame anymore.

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  • JC commented on July 14th, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Well, sorry my source was embarrassingly wrong.

    The good news is, we are still in search of an AD.

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