Notre Dame has offered another running back for the class of 2010 recently according to the Sporting News – Saint Thomas Aquinas back Giovanni Bernard.
“Right now I’m just trying to work hard on my 40 time,” Bernard told SN Today. “Everybody wants that blazing track speed. So I just want mine to stand out more … Once you get to where everybody is as fast and strong as you, like in college, it’s all just a mindgame after that. So I’m just trying to get that mind game down.”
Bernard (5’9″, 195, 4.5) also has offers from Miami, Boston College, Auburn, Maryland, West Virginia, Oregon State, and Rutgers and his teammates with fellow Notre Dame recruits Brandon Linder (OL) and Cody Riggs (CB). Saint Thomas Aquinas has also sent Sam Young, Daniel Wenger, Jordan Cowart, and Ben Turk to Notre Dame over the last few years.
New running backs coach Tony Alford and tight end coach Bernie Parmalee are recruiting Bernard. Both coaches have strong ties in the state. Alford has had good success in the state of Florida in the past and with Notre Dame’s success at Aquinas over the last few years, Notre Dame should be in pretty good shape here.