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I haven't heard any news regarding Muldoon's visit. I've heard he's not deciding anytime soon. But do expect some news on Hopkins in the next day or so. I'm not saying he committed, but we'll be hearing something soon which should tip us off to either or.

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I am hearing it could be a variety of recruits...hopkins, Muldoon as well as Uzoma Nwanchuchu when he goes to camp. A lot of campus insiders are expecting committments this month from Hopkins, Huldoon, LaLota, Banks, as well as Uzoma if his visit goes well as planned.

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wasnt there already news about it? he had a great visit but didnt commit.

 

as far as the other buzz. i havent heard anything, but expect to have a kicker commit in the next few days and i also wouldnt be surprised if Banks committed on his visit.

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What are your thoughts on Lalota? I dont think hes as close to commiting as everyone thinks. (All speculation) In all of the articles I have read about him he mentions lots of other schools and doesnt really seem to praise ND like hes close to a commitment. I really hope I am wrong on this. Anyone else think the same as I do?

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Thoughts:

 

- Lalota is probably an Irish lean, but he's taking his time. We'd have to have a stellar visit from him to deviate from his plans with other schools, but I wouldn't expect him to pop by July unless our class really starts to take off and he's worried about saving a spot.

 

- I think Muldoon's visit put us at least on par with OSU, but again, he's going to do his homework. If he thinks PT can be had at other schools, its just a vibe but I think he might go that route. But that said, I don't see him as OSU's to lose any more. But again, pledging might be a premature notion.

 

- I haven't quite seen the same buzz you've alluded to, but that in mind, the commit chatter I've heard that makes most sense involves our kicking situation and Banks. The former is based off of information I've gathered/read, and the latter is trying to put two and two together. I think OSU has a good chance of filling up at DB, and that Banks will be left with ND as the other favorite still in it.

 

- The Chris Watt recruitment continues to be hard to follow. My advice is, with all the perspectives I've read and heard out there, don't believe anything unless it's coming from Chris's mouth. Way too much smoke, and not near enough fire, let alone embers for that matter. Something "should" have happened by now, and it hasn't, so sit tight with Watt, but don't sip the ND Kool-Aid thinking about this this kid either. JMO.

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Calves - with Watt, my nephew played with him and they are decent friends. They work out together too. Didn't get as many details as I would have liked at a cookout yesterday, but it sounds like Watt is really not close to deciding. While I thought that was not great news to us, I don't think he is that sold on OSU either at this point. Don't count out Northwestern as he might be interested in playing with his older brother again.

 

I got the feeling it will be a long way off on him deciding unless other things happen like we'e gettting really tight with numbers. But even then, I would have to think he would be one of those guys this year we'd "hold a spot for".

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Noone saying what exactly but may have something to do with Muldoon??

 

I have no clue as I am not an insider in any way, but there's some buzz lately across many boards.

 

Anyone know anything?

 

What boards are you eluding to? I have not heard a ton of "buzz"

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What are the reports on Tauch and Hopkins? Who is the better kicker? Who has more power? Who is more accurate?

Does the staff just want a K now.. and they have these prospects as even? Is that why they are wanting Hopkins to commit now?

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They'd go 1a and 1b with the slight edge going to Hopkins. Hopkins is the physically smaller one, but seems to be a little more accurate. I think the plan is to get a quality kicker who can put the ball consistantly in the endzone on kick-offs. Having been late on a few stud kickers in the past, CW's new emphasis on special teams requires a consistant field advantage, hence casting a wide net for some top kickers hoping one will bite. I've seen Hopkins kick and he seems to be a pretty sharp kicker with the boom off the end of his foot after contact. I guess I would go with Hopkins first since he's the first of the two. Still nothing being reported but stay tuned.

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They'd go 1a and 1b with the slight edge going to Hopkins. Hopkins is the physically smaller one, but seems to be a little more accurate. I think the plan is to get a quality kicker who can put the ball consistantly in the endzone on kick-offs. Having been late on a few stud kickers in the past, CW's new emphasis on special teams requires a consistant field advantage, hence casting a wide net for some top kickers hoping one will bite. I've seen Hopkins kick and he seems to be a pretty sharp kicker with the boom off the end of his foot after contact. I guess I would go with Hopkins first since he's the first of the two. Still nothing being reported but stay tuned.

 

from what ive read, hopkins has more distance on his kickoffs, tausch has more hangtime, tausch is the better punter and the better kicker off the ground, hopkins is the better kicker off the block, but hopkins just started kicking off the ground

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A lot of campus insiders are expecting committments this month from Hopkins, Huldoon, LaLota, Banks, as well as Uzoma if his visit goes well as planned.

if we land uzoma and banks this month i am going to FREAK OUT. those two are very high on my list right now.

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if we land uzoma and banks this month i am going to FREAK OUT. those two are very high on my list right now.

 

 

i think it's just wishful thinking. i wouldnt say campus insiders have any info to back it up.

 

i dont really think you need to be a "campus insider" to see that it could very well happen though.

 

Uzoma's mom loves ND & he could see playing time right away as being a possibility. Banks has us & OSU has his favorites and if OSU's DBs fill up then we win by default, but I think he was going to end up Irish anyway. Lalota should be an Irish lean b/c his teammate (Stockton) chose the Irish & his coach likes us as well and the Hun School really does push their kids to strive for better things in the academic world, so I believe these two when they say it. Hopkins is a crapshoot, I think everyone was thinking he'd commit b/c of the deadline, but either way if we get 1 of the top 2 kickers, im happy. Muldoon is like Banks, people saw it as an OSU/ND battle and since OSU may be full with their DE recruits, we may be the winner by default. Sometimes this happens in recruiting, I dont mind at all b/c I know that Muldoon is a practicing Irish Catholic with strong academics and a good head on his shoulders. He may never go Pro, so an ND degree is the best route to go.

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