In what is turning out to be a whirlwind recruiting class for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, another top prospect has committed to Our Lady Of The Lake. Ethan Johnson, a 6'4" 265 lbs. defensive end from Lincoln High in Portland Oregon, made the decision final Wednesday night and became the 17th prospect to commit for the incoming 2008 class. Johnson is rated as a 5 star by scout and is the 48th overall player by Rivals.
Ethan turned down offers from UCLA, Oregon, Skunkbears (what else did you expect), and wait for it......U$C. Apparently, Snoop Dogg and Will Ferrell are not high on Johnson's priorities.
This is a HUGE pickup for the Irish, which needed to shore up its front 7 this year. That makes it 3 DEs, 2 DTs (NG), and 3 LBs. Expect at least another LB, if not 2.
I would add more, but I am in "shock mode" with 17 commits before July. Please do not attempt to wake me!