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The Early Line: 2008

 

By Brian Smith

 

Notre Dame recruiting fans will not be bored once National Signing Day passes. Coach Weis understands recruiting is part of ever day, junior recruiting included.

 

Instead of waiting for all of the seniors to make their decisions publicly known, fix your eyes for just a moment on the future. Nothing more than a guide, and not an end-all be-all put it in the bank guarantee, the following recruits appear to be good bets for the class of 2008; that is provided Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis extends a formal scholarship offer within the near future, if he has not already.

 

Dan Buckner, WR, 6-5, 200-pounds, Allen, Texas – Buckner attended the 2006 Notre Dame Football Camp and was officially offered by coach Weis last September. Buckner is an excellent student.

 

Braxston Cave, OL, 6-4, 290-pounds, Mishawaka, Ind., (Penn) – Cave grew up a Notre Dame fan and lives in the same community as the Notre Dame campus. Cave has camped at Notre Dame before.

 

Steve Filer, LB, 6-3, 225-pounds, Chicago, Ill., (Mount Carmel) – The Notre Dame linebacker depth chart reads all but bare, please help. Filer is not only a Notre Dame fan, Mt. Carmel is also a Notre Dame feeder school. Filer was one of the first recruits in the class of 2008 to be officially offered by Notre Dame.

 

Michael Floyd, WR, 6-3, 195-pounds, St. Paul, Minn. (Cretin-Derham) – Floyd brings above average speed and size to the gridiron. Floyd became a national recruit by the end of last summer after being offered by Notre Dame. Ohio State and many others have followed suit.

 

Jared Holley, CB, 6-0, 180-pounds, Easton, Pa. – Holley reportedly has an affinity for Notre Dame. He is one of the top targets for Penn State and Pittsburgh.

 

Kris Johnston, CB, 6-1, 180-pounds, Texas City, Texas – Johnston took an unofficial visit to Notre Dame last year. He is reportedly high on the Irish.

 

Eric LeGrand, LB, 6-3, 240-pounds, Colonia, N.J. – One of the top recruits back East, LeGrand is high on the Notre Dame wish list. And it does not take a rocket scientist to understand coach Weis likes New Jersey recruits.

 

Jon Major, LB, 6-2, 215-pounds, Ponderosa, Col. – Major took an unofficial to Notre Dame last year, and is expected to take another unofficial visit in March. Reading the tealeaves, Major is a good bet for the Irish. He commonly mentions Notre Dame first when releasing his favorite schools.

 

Trevor Robinson, OL, 6-5, 290-pounds, Elkhorn, Neb. – Robinson attended the 2006 Notre Dame Football Camp and was officially offered the September thereafter. It will be Lincoln or South Bend for Robinson judging by his comments thus far.

 

Kyle Rudolph, TE, 6-7, 220-pounds, Cincinnati, Ohio, (Elder) – The Rudolph family is pro-Notre Dame and Catholic. Having the family fit either category is good for coach Weis and his assistant coaching staff, having both is fantastic.

 

Richard Samuel, TB, 6-0, 200-pounds, Cartersville, Ga., (Cass) – Samuel developed into a national recruit soon after his junior highlight film found its way to several prominent football programs. Notre Dame is one of many programs that are in pursuit. Look for Notre Dame to be either in or out with Samuel by the middle of next summer going by past Dixie recruiting battles. Samuel has offers from Tennessee and Georgia among others. Samuel has a self-reported 3.8 GPA.

 

Marcus Witherspoon, LB, 6-2, 215-pounds, Absecon, N.J., (Holy Spirit) – Witherspoon recorded eighteen sacks during the 2006 season. Much like Filer, Witherspoon has an eye for Notre Dame.

 

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i read a while ago that kyle long was real high on ohio st.

He became good friends w/ 3 other OL on a visit to Ohio St.,and most people seem to think that's where he'll go, if he doesn't pick baseball instead.

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i read a while ago that kyle long was real high on ohio st.

He became good friends w/ 3 other OL on a visit to Ohio St.,and most people seem to think that's where he'll go, if he doesn't pick baseball instead.

BASEBALL??? i don't imagine he plays shortstop. must be one hell of a hitter..........
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Ben Buchanan is a kicking prospect out of Ohio for '08 to keep an eye on.

 

Buchanan is a top kicking prospect.

 

I wonder if we're offering kickers this year because we don't feel like we have a good chance with Buchanan.

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