Notre Dame picked up its first commitment for 2010 today in Christian Lombard – a 5 star offensive tackle from Illinois. Lombard had offers from virtually everyone and will be on everyone’s top 100 lists next year.
Considering our lack of success recruiting offensive tackles this year outside of Zach Martin, this is outstanding news. Lombard will be the highest rated offensive lineman the Irish have received a commitment from since Sam Young three years ago.
The class of 2010 has quite a few elite prosepcts which the Irish appear to be in the driver’s seat for early in the process and Lombard was one of them. If Weis can right the ship and get Notre Dame back in the Top 10 next year, we could see another banner year in recruiting like last year’s top rated class.
This was a huge first commitment for the Irish which could give us a little momentum in rounding out this year’s class as well.