According to Bill Kuerlic’s Midwest Recruiting Blog over on ESPN, Notre Dame commitment Chris Watt is still firmly committed to Notre Dame despite the uncertainty surrounding Charlie Weis’s future.
“Some coaches have called,” Watt said. “But I told them I’ve committed to Notre Dame. They’ve all said they respect my decision, but if anything changes to let them know. I’ve been told by the Notre Dame coaches that coach Weis will be the coach next year.”
When asked if he would reconsider his decision if Weis was not back at Notre Dame next season, Watt said, “I would definitely stay committed. I would see who the next coach is of course. But I’m committed to Notre Dame.
Watt is a pivitol recruit to this year’s class after the way the offensive line has performed the past two seasons so hearing that he is firm with his commitment to Notre Dame is reassuring.
Unfortunately, it will be open season on Notre Dame commitments until Weis and Swarbrick meet next Monday for “yearly evaluation of the program” and definitive word is given about Weis’s future. While Swarbrick hasn’t hinted that Weis will be gone yet, he hasn’t exactly given word that Weis will definitely be back either. Until he does make such a statement, opposing coaches will be out in force trying to poach some of our commitments.