Wolverines not today, as we land our 13th commitment Zach Martin, a former Michigan lean. Martin adds to our offensive line haul, an athletic, versatile athlete who has the “mean streak” necessary to punch the defense back into submission. With Watt and Bullard rounding out the other three, our class is really starting to resemble a class from the Columbus region. And yet there might be more.
It’s important to reflect on what Charlie and staff are doing here. One year after a mind-numbing 3-9 season, the worst in Notre Dame’s storied history, Weis seemed destined to have a “wait & see” year when it came to recruiting. But that simply is not the case. Recruits are buying into Notre Dame and their coaching staff at a boggling pace. How can it be you ask yourself?
Unlike many other college campuses, there seems to be this much-talked about mystique blowing throughout the side-walked quads, impossible for a heart-beating human not to notice. So is this for real? Are recruits feeling this emotional rush down their spines on a beautiful fall day, as the band serenades a respectful audience on their way to the stadium? According to some reports, yes.
“When I arrived to Notre Dame for my first visit, I thought that this would be what all universities would be like, but that wasn’t the case” Alex Bullard replied when being asked about his initial visit. “How can anything be better than Notre Dame?” said Nicholas Tausch who hasn’t even stepped onto campus yet. “Academics are important to me, and once I reviewed my options, nothing was going to prepare me better than Notre Dame. The whole tradition thing really means a lot to me as well. I want to be part of something great and I feel it will happen soon” stated the nations top running back Cierre Wood at a recent skills camp.
This year’s recruiting is starting to snowball downhill at an unbelievable rate. Don’t be surprised to hear about a couple of more verbals before the season starts either. The boat is full steam ahead and many don’t want to be left off.
Congratulations to Chris Zorich and coach Lou Holtz on entering the College Football Hall of Fame, a most deserving duo from the Bend.