Last week Florida poached Justin Trattou from Notre Dame’s commitment list. This week it looks like USC may be trying to visit Mike Ragone according to LA Daily Neews writer Scott Wolf:
USC coach Pete Carroll is scheduled to visit with Marvin Austin, the No. 1-ranked defensive tackle in the country, today. But we also hear Carroll might visit tight end Mike Ragone, who committed to Notre Dame almost nine months ago.
The Trojans do not have a tight end commitment this year and according to their prospect list on Scout.com, they only have Eric Brooks (#57 tight end), Trey Henderson (#64 tight end), and Mikhail Marinovich (Not Ranked) left on the board.
Last week’s defection by Trattou certainly surprised me, but I could at least understand it because of his concerns over how he would be used in the 3-4. Ragone switching, however, would completely shock me because of how well tight ends have performed in Charlie Weis’s offense. That success has led to Notre Dame landing the #2 ranked tight end last year in Konrad Reuland and the #2 ranked tight end this year in Ragone.