It had been seven weeks to the day since Gary Gray committed to the Irish, but as is often the case with a drought, when the rains fall, they fall hard.
On Monday the Fighting Irish received the 10th commitment of the 2007 recruiting class from Emeka Nwankwo. Nwankwo, an offensive lineman from Chaminade Madonna College Prep in Hollywood, Florida, stands in at 6-foot-5 and 270 pounds.
“After my trip to Notre Dame, I was really impressed,” Nwankwo told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “It isn’t just the football, it’s the academics as well. They’re the highest level you can get and I feel like I fit in perfectly with that system.”
Nwankwo chose the Irish over the Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles of his home state.
Greg Little kept the good news coming for the Irish. The wide receiver committed in a press conference this morning, choosing the Irish over his home state North Carolina Tar Heels.
ABC-11 out of Durham, North Carolina reported that Little thought of Notre Dame as a “dream school and an opportunity he can’t pass up.”
Little stands in at 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, fitting the mold of the tall, Jeff Samardzija type wide receiver in Coach Weis’s offense.
That might not be the end of the recruiting commitments to come Notre Dame’s way this week. Arrelious Benn, the top rated receiver in the country, is set to announce his commitment later tonight.
Benn, who was once thought of as a heavy Irish lean, has recently made official visits to Maryland and Florida State. Illinois has been recruiting Benn along with the two ACC schools, making it a four team race.
The announcement is set to come at 7pm tonight. More information will be available on UHND.com following the announcement.