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3 strikes left---- right now its very confusing-- MOORE says we are the leader-- but seems to always want another visit and still likes USC and may recommit---STARLING really liked it here - kept a low profile after--charlie is taking a late home visit-- but who knows if we ever had a real shot here--TEO gets another in home visit from our coaches-- his dad plays in the snow and writes messages about how byu is too comfy and manti needs a challenging school---sounds great but there is USC and the three count em three LBS going to go in the first round-- can a 5 star LB walk away from that?--well these are the "DAYS OF OUR LIVES"-- ill be happy when its done--- most likely ziggy is right and the law of averages will get us one of these very good players-- but who knows-- it could be a real surprise --" he says sarcastically"--- teo-- USC-- moore-- back to USC-- Starling-- to Florida--if thats the way the cards fall--the rich get richer-- what can we do-- just saddle up and get em next year-- both on the field and the recruiting trail-- so lets keep fingers crossed for 1 and screw em if we come up empty!!!

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I have a feeling we go 0 for 3. Its the worst case scenario but what can we do...next year will be a big year...and from all accounts, we could be in on a monster class if our cards play out right..

 

Moore not committing yet really is alarming...he announces he isn't going to U South Central...and then is going to LSU, now out of the blue Colorado??!?!? pops into the picture? WTF? I think he'll go back to Soth Central...they got back into his ear and told him he'll start and some other bs...typical poodle bs...I just hope Moore looks at the recent transfers out of south central and how the poodle was a little bitch to sanchez a few weeks ago..

 

Teo-would have been great to have...and give Charlie full credit for keeping the chances in there to the end...who knows, maybe he wows him in the in-house visit...and Teo cancels the $c trip even with the poodle visiting the next night...

 

Dream scenario we snag all 3...but typically, when guys wait until signing day, we don't get them. (correct me if I am wrong about the past..). Our guys jump aboard early.

 

Oh well...next year literlly is a make or break year. We start winning early, we'll hold onto recruits and gain more who are waiting to see how we do...if we start off bad...its going to get ugly and the sharks will smell blood and come in for the kill...and goodbye charlie...

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I think we are still a little shell-shocked from the Ty days when we couldn't pull these recruits. Get all of them, get none of them, it doesn't matter. We weren't supposed to do too much with this class anyway. I am happy that we are loaded nearly top to bottom with 4 stars. That's still a pretty sweet class, especially for a filler class.

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I'd love to land Moore and Starling. Te'o seems like he's drifting away, and I think I've come to terms with it all. It's unfortunate, but that's the way the cards fall. You never know when some player is going to step-up and be the next "big thing" (Laurinaitis was a 3*, for example, if you wanna buy into the whole star system.)

 

Bottom line- would I like to have Te'o? Hells yeah. If we don't get him, though, I'll understand and deal with it someway. Moore seems like an odd situation, what with the whole de-committing from USC, getting ready to visit LSU, opting outta that, and finally heading to Colorado to check it out. I dunno what I think. Starling seemed to like us a while back, so I'm hoping we still have that little advantage.

 

I'm glad all this speculation will be over in a little over a week's time :)

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Agree with Toronto here. We haven't gotten any pleasant surprises on national signing day in a while. Two years ago was a disaster with Greg Little-Chris Little was "dodged bullet."

 

Usually the team that gets good commits on NSD is South Central. Last year they got Nick Perry (academically ineligible), and the year before they got Joe McKnight.

 

I'm thinking they get Teo, just a gut feeling. But as Ziggy loves to point out, I've been wrong before. ;) Maybe I'm predicting this on purpose? Worst case scenario I'll be right. Best case I'll be wrong and ecstatic about Te'o joining the Irish.

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Agree with Toronto here. We haven't gotten any pleasant surprises on national signing day in a while. Two years ago was a disaster with Greg Little-Chris Little was "dodged bullet."

 

Usually the team that gets good commits on NSD is South Central. Last year they got Nick Perry (academically ineligible), and the year before they got Joe McKnight.

 

I'm thinking they get Teo, just a gut feeling. But as Ziggy loves to point out, I've been wrong before. ;) Maybe I'm predicting this on purpose? Worst case scenario I'll be right. Best case I'll be wrong and ecstatic about Te'o joining the Irish.

 

...just read an article on Rivals about the Kennard verbal to SC, Nick Perry wasn't academically ineligible because he redshirted last year for SC from what the article says

 

ND ends up with only Moore of the 3 IMO...

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...just read an article on Rivals about the Kennard verbal to SC, Nick Perry wasn't academically ineligible because he redshirted last year for SC from what the article says

 

ND ends up with only Moore of the 3 IMO...

 

 

When the revised recruiting rankings came out for 2008 it stated that SC lost Perry to academic issues. Here is the link and check out SC at #11:

 

http://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=843421

 

There might be additional info on this though so I'm not sure.

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the one thing about teo is that his long tortured recruitment has been full of serious talk--- talk about religion and then byu is out-- talk about academics and then stanford is out-- now talk about byu being too comfy and teo wanting a challenge in college--- so if after all this he just does what every recruit does in his position-- COMMIT to USC--- it does make all the agonizing seem like a bit of a show -- a show that somehow shield them from picking a football factory with zero challenges beyond football-- in a party school with a very checkered current history---a school picked for glitz and football ONLY-- so lets see if all this thinking was a case of self delusion for the teo family or if it was for real--- we will find out most likely monday

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the one thing about teo is that his long tortured recruitment has been full of serious talk--- talk about religion and then byu is out-- talk about academics and then stanford is out-- now talk about byu being too comfy and teo wanting a challenge in college--- so if after all this he just does what every recruit does in his position-- COMMIT to USC--- it does make all the agonizing seem like a bit of a show -- a show that somehow shield them from picking a football factory with zero challenges beyond football-- in a party school with a very checkered current history---a school picked for glitz and football ONLY-- so lets see if all this thinking was a case of self delusion for the teo family or if it was for real--- we will find out most likely monday

 

I don't think his recruitment is a charade. his family went to ND without him. that's an awful lot just to "shield" them from the fact they'll pick a football factory.

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the one thing about teo is that his long tortured recruitment has been full of serious talk--- talk about religion and then byu is out-- talk about academics and then stanford is out-- now talk about byu being too comfy and teo wanting a challenge in college--- so if after all this he just does what every recruit does in his position-- COMMIT to USC--- it does make all the agonizing seem like a bit of a show -- a show that somehow shield them from picking a football factory with zero challenges beyond football-- in a party school with a very checkered current history---a school picked for glitz and football ONLY-- so lets see if all this thinking was a case of self delusion for the teo family or if it was for real--- we will find out most likely monday

 

I guess if he picks USC then the challenge will be to see if he can bend the rules, but not get caught breaking them...ala Bush

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Think we'll go two for three but I have had a couple drinks (but it wasn't my usual Kool-Aid) and I think if we get two and I do that its 50/50 we get three...

 

I have a feeling... its down to two with BM & TM and better than 50/50 and JS is hard to read b/c his recruitment has been very hush hush but Charlie is in-house tonite.

 

Our odds are way better than some think, we are on the way back...

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I agree that it always seems we are disappointed on any NSD decisions. However i still think that we'll get at least one of the safeties. I am completely 50/50 on Teo but Im holding out hope for one of the other two. I think it will be tough to get both but if we can just get one ill be very happy. I know we are pretty deep at safety but its time we start putting ourselves in positions to reload and if we can get one of these guys the safety position will be very strong for quite a while.

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perry came back midway through the season and qualified

 

Yes - there were a few articles in the Detroit News a while ago about Perry. From memory, he didn't qualify because there were issues with his high school's accreditation and paperwork / filing or something along those lines, not because of his personal grades. So his whole application was in question. But they straightened out his high school paperwork and to Leopard's point, he returned mid-season. I could be mixing up the specific facts, the article is in the Detroit News' archives section if anyone is interested in purchasing it.

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http://www.blueandgold.com/football/schedules/seriesdetail.cfm?opponentID=4901J6464046A8641

 

Here is the thing to keep in mind people. Football is cyclical. Overall, ND is the leader of this series with USC at 42-32-5. Since 1980, ND is 15-13-1 against USC. During this time, ND had an eleven game winning streak, and USC is currently on a seven game streak. All these guys in the media saying ND is a thing of the past are simply working for ratings, knowing full well that they are provoking the masses, as ND has the biggest fan base spread out amongst the entire United States.

 

Notre Dame is getting the players, PERIOD. Whether or not we get these three does not worry me a bit. Do I want to land all three? Hell yes. However, if we do not, football life goes on. If we stop for a moment to look at ND's current talent, there should not be a SINGLE complaint. Since Holtz, I have not seen a more talented team at ND. Just sit back and relax, because whether or not we get these players or lose all three, ND is going to beat USC within the next two seasons, and beyond that, compete nationally with the players we have.

 

The thing I know about football is that times have changed since the days of Holtz. With the internet, technology, media, etc., high school kids are privy to a level of information, and Disinformation like never before. Therefore, ND Fans, try to remember to keep the cynicism to a minimum and use common sense, because you never know who may be listening.

 

Nevertheless, I think we should spend more time being grateful for the players who live for ND, unlike the ones who need to "decide". I will take the Mike Anello's over the Greg Little's any day of the week.

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update on Starling..

 

info from a few FSU recruiting sites believe Starling is a longshot for the Seminoles and that the staff has passed on Starling and moved on to the next prospect instead.

 

Good news b/c 1 of the "proposed" top 2 (not Starling's words -- remember he doesnt do interviews) is out. I'd say that Georgia and Stanford are our biggest competition with USC being a dark horse b/c of TJ Bryant

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