Jun 18, 2008

"T" Time

Notre Dame received their 9th verbal commitment for the incoming class of 2009 from kicker Nick Tausch.

The 6'1" 180lbs. from Jesuit College Prep School in Dallas, Texas made the verbal pledge on Tuesday.

This commitment comes as a little bit of a surprise, as it seemed that Dustin Hopkins was The Fighting Irish's #1 kicking prospect for 2009. Weis gave Hopkins a date to commit if he wanted the job, and that day came and went. The job and the #1 spot then fell to Tausch... and he took the spot.

This is the second special teams commitment for The Fighting Irish as punter Ben Turk already made his verbal pledge. Weis looks to have a firm desire to improve the special teams by large margins and the proof is in the pudding when during a year of limited scholarships the Irish would take two kickers (1 K & 1 P) while already having two kickers on the roster for multiple years.

Let's hope the gamble pays dividends.

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