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:D Below from Official Notre Dame site.

 

 

 

 

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Cullen, Harris And Woods Awarded Football Scholarships For 2005 Season

Irish walk ons receive a surprise reward from head coach Charlie Weis after practice on Monday, Aug. 22.

 

Aug. 22, 2005

 

Junior defensive lineman Casey Cullen, senior cornerback Brandon Harris, and senior wide receiver Rob Woods all have been awarded scholarships for the 2005-06 school year at Notre Dame after serving the team as non-scholarship players, Irish head football coach Charlie Weis announced Monday.

 

"This is a well-deserved reward for three young men who have created significant roles for themselves on this football team through their hard work and determination," Weis said. "These three young men represent everything Notre Dame stands for on and off the field. I am pleased to be able to reward Brandon, Rob and Casey for their efforts."

 

Cullen (Victoria, Texas) enters the 2005 season battling for a playing role at defensive tackle and on special teams. In his third year with the Irish, Cullen joined the team as a walk-on prior to the 2003 season. He has not see any game action during his career to this point, but moved from linebacker to the defensive line this past spring. Cullen enjoyed a stellar prep football career at St. Joseph High School in Victoria, Texas. Cullen's grandfather, Christie Flanagan, was a two-time All-American halfback for the Irish (1926-27). He led St. Joseph to a state title game berth in his senior season while compiling a 12-1 record. Currently enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame, Cullen is majoring in Finance and has a 2.7 grade-point average.

 

 

Casey Cullen was one of three players awarded with scholarships on Monday. Aug. 22. Head coach Charlie Weis surprised the players with scholarship offers in front of the game after practice.

 

 

 

Harris (New Orleans, La.) is in his second season with the Irish football team after joining the squad as a walk-on prior to the 2004 season. One of the team's fastest players, Harris is in contention for a significant role this season at cornerback and as a return man. Harris played in one game last year (vs. Washington) as a wide receiver before moving to defense this spring. A Music major at Notre Dame with a grade-point average of 3.2, Harris was a high school standout at Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans. Harris was not a part of the football team during his first two years at Notre Dame, but was team captain and most valuable player during his senior season. Playing running back, receiver, linebacker and returner, Harris ended his prep career as Franklin's all-time career leader in receptions and ranks second in career tackles. In addition to his academic and athletic activities, Harris also is a member of the Notre Dame Symphony Orchestra.

 

 

Senior Brandon Harris also is a member of Notre Dame's Symphony Orchestra - and as of Monday he is now a scholarship player on the Irish football team.

 

 

Woods (Atlantic, Iowa) is in his fourth season with the Irish football team at wide receiver. In 2004, Woods played in eight games, primarily on special teams, and appeared in three games (Washington, Purdue and the Insight Bowl vs. Oregon State) at receiver. He made three tackles on special teams last season and made 20 special teams appearances overall, but did not make a catch at wide receiver. In 2001, Woods was a Scholar-Athlete Award recipient from the National Football Foundation. During high school at Atlantic, Woods was the captain of the football team and graduated first in his class. Currently enrolled in the College of Engineering at Notre Dame, Woods is majoring in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering and has a 3.95 grade-point average.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Guest SirJohn

:D Sends a message to every young kid that flew under the media radar or Rivals top Blah or Lemming, etc. Come to Notre Dame. :D

 

Coach Weis you get better every passing day. I just get astonished. :lol:

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Guest Snatchy_McPants

Sounds like these kids had pretty stellar prep careers. Makes you wonder what the whole story is with their recruitment (or lack thereof). Glad to have them aboard, and I'm looking forward to each of them getting their moment in the sun.

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Coach Weise stated he was going to offer one, but because of the losses went with three. Most coaches will hold back one for walk-ons.

 

But I agree it does make you wonder.If for instance the kid has been around three years paying his own way to school and playing ball how did he get overlooked that long? :roll:

 

Then to since we already discussed schoals. 25 to offer -12 verbs - 3 walk ons means 10 more but make it 11 to go cause the one verb will be coming in to ND in Jan. (That counts as a 2004 recruit.)

 

Now he has 11 to go. If he could find 3 more good kids that come in to ND in Jan because they completed HS..............he would actually get about 14 guys that way. :D

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Guest Snatchy_McPants

I doubt that there will be anyone else enrolling in January besides Aldridge. I don't think the university wants to set the precedent for early enrollment. It would be nice, but they cite the difficulty of adjusting mid-year and being out of synch with their proven freshman development schedule as reasons (amongst others) for opposing it.

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Very true Snatchy. The out of synch is a reason. But I recall somewhere coach Weis was pleased this attitude changed at ND. (CHOKE! I hat to say a Davie comment. Now ND is just like the other guys. They do offer it at most. So? If the kid can and Weis finds em it only helps the program.

 

I read these genius kids like finishing college at age 10. I'm sure they miss some childhood but if they can do that level of work do so. Don't wanna get into an argument over these 10 year old genius' tho :D

 

But if he is done with HS classes by December he would otherwise be sitting around at home till August. It's a paid schloarship and otherwise all he could do if he could afford it would be some on line course through Pheonix or something. So some valuable plus in there.

 

JUCO's are still a no-no tho.

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