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Weis on the Rest of the Defensive Recruits

February 5, 2009Comments (9)

Since there weren’t a lot of defensive recruits in this class outside of Manti Te’o, I combined this into one post. Weis on EJ Banks: He’s made all state in both his junior and senior years. This guy has played offense, he’s played defense, he was a great high school quarterback. He played DB, as [...]

Some Clarification from Weis Regarding Te’o's Mission

February 5, 2009Comments (7)

One of the hot topics surrounding yesterday’s news about Manti Te’o coming to Notre Dame was how his mission would impact his football career.  Charlie Weis address the matter on Wednesday. So back a long time ago, we talked about the possibility of his choosing to go on a mission which would either be a [...]

Major Props in Order for Brian Polian

February 5, 2009Comments (2)

Brian Polian has been one of the more maligned coaches at Notre Dame over the past few seasons, but the job he did with this recruiting class was nothing short of remarkable.  According to Rivals recruiting section, Polian was responsible for the following commitments this season: Manti Te’o – 5-star LB which USC was all [...]

Weis on the Recruitment of Manti Te’o

February 5, 2009Comments (6)

Charlie Weis opened his presser on Wednesday by talking about the big news of the day – Manti Te’o’s signing with Notre Dame and he was clearly excited about the developments. First, here’s what Weis had to say about Manti as a player. You know, he’s considered one of the top players in the country. [...]

Quick Side Note: Props to Jamie Newberg

February 4, 2009Comments (4)

Last week I posted that Jamie Newberg was the only expert over on Rivals who was predicting Manti Te’o was going to end up at Notre Dame.  In fact, Newberg was one of the only experts I saw predicting Te’o to Notre Dame outside of the Notre Dame related websites. So I figured I’d just [...]

Weis on the OL Recruits

February 4, 2009Comments (0)

Here are some quotes from Charlie Weis on the three offensive linemen as well as some comments from me on what Weis had to say. Weis on Alex Bullard: We see him as an athletic offensive guard prospect for us. He was first team all state as a senior and led his high school to [...]

Signing Day Drama – Starling Still in Play?

February 4, 2009Comments (7)

Jawanza Starling, who committed to USC earlier today, is still not showing up on the Official USC website as a signee for their class of 2009.  Pete Carroll also did NOT mention Starling at his press conference when he introduced the class – that should be confirmation that USC does not have his letter of [...]

Irish Add Another 5-Star Commit for ’10

February 4, 2009Comments (7)

The biggest news of Signing Day 2009 was, of course, the verbal commitment and signed LOI of Manti Te’o, but the Irish picked up another 5-star commitment today as well when 2010 DE prospect Chris Martin selected Notre Dame as reported by Irish Eyes. Martin, who will be one of the top rated recruits regardless [...]

Starling and Thigpen head west

February 4, 2009Comments (6)

Notre Dame’s final two prospects have chosen to attend college in Los Angeles. Jawanza Starling, a four-star safety from Tallahassee committed to Southern Cal.  Starling heads to USC in a class and program already loaded with talent at the safety position. Damien Thigpen, a four-star running back from Virginia, who was initially committed to Phil [...]

Video of Manti’s Announcement

February 4, 2009Comments (2)

Manti Te’o to Notre Dame!!!!

February 4, 2009Comments (19)

Huge news on Signing Day for the Irish.  This morning things were looking pretty bleak for the Irish, but moments ago Charlie Weis landed the biggest Signing Day commitment in recent Notre Dame history when Manti Te’o signed his letter of intent to play for Notre Dame! This is enormous news for Notre Dame and [...]

LOIs for Cierre Wood and Shaquelle Evans In

February 4, 2009Comments (17)

The LOI’s for Cierre Wood and Shaquelle Evans have come in ensuring Notre Dame’s top two playmakers in this class have officially signed. Cierre Wood signed at his high school this morning with his principal present and it sounds like his principal was pretty excited. Wood signed at his high school, and his obviously-thrilled principal [...]

Byron Moore Ends up at USC

February 4, 2009Comments (3)

Byron Moore decommitted to USC about two weeks ago and named Notre Dame his leader with reportedly only LSU as the competition.  Today he ended up back with the hated Trojans according to the LA Times. Defensive back Byron Moore Jr. of Harbor City Narbonne announced Wednesday morning he would sign with USC. It was [...]

Pollard Officially to UCLA

February 4, 2009Comments (0)

There had been some late rumblings that Marlon Pollard might switch back to Notre Dame on Signing Day, but those rumors appear to have been shot down.  The Sun from San Bernadino had some quotes from Pollard on officially turning down Notre Dame and sticking with UCLA. It was finally made official late Monday afternoon. [...]

All East Coast/Midwest LOI’s In With No Surprises

February 4, 2009Comments (2)

Carlo Calabrese rounds out the last of the letters of intent from the decided East Coast prospects.  Recruits can’t sign their LOI’s until 7AM local time so we will have to wait until 10AM ET for confirmation on Cierre Wood and Shaquelle Evans. It’s great to get through the first round of LOI’s without any [...]


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