2008 Notre Dame Recruiting

Now that signing day is upon us and the Irish have faired well on the offensive side, it's time to look ahead to the recruiting class of 2008.

Notre Dame didn’t issue many scholarship offers during the junior day held on Saturday, but one player that did receive an offer was Dave Posluszny of Hopewell High School (Aliquippa, Pa.) Posluszny didn’t have many expectations heading into the weekend, but he certainly was happy with how everything played out.

Notre Dame needs to sign top defensive talent in order to help new defensive coordinator, Corwin Brown, solidify the defense. One player the Irish have targeted for the 2008 recruiting class is linebacker David Posluszny (6-2, 200 pounds)

"It went really... and they offered me,” Posluszny responded when asked about his junior day visit. “We got there, and coach Latina net with us. He introduced us to the new linebackers coach (coach Polian). My family and I met with him and he asked us a few questions. Then all the recruits gathered together for a presentation.

“I learned a lot more about the academics side of the school and I also got to see more of the facilities. I really liked everything. I was really impressed with everything that they have to offer

And One More:

Paterson Catholic (N.J.) head coach Benji Wimberly still gets questions from college recruiters about whether or not Jarel Lowery could still play tight end. The answer is yes, but at 6-foot-4, 275 pounds and growing, Lowery will be one of the most sought after defensive tackles in the recruiting class of 2008.

Lowery’s junior season didn’t go as originally anticipated. He was the returning starter at tight end for the defending state champions. He was expecting a bigger role at defensive end, after playing spot duty as a sophomore. Colleges across the country were interested in him as a tight end. He was ready to really bust out.

Then in August, Wimberly approached Lowery and told him that after analyzing what personnel the team had, it would be better if he moved to defensive and offensive tackle. Back in June, Lowery shocked everybody by weighing in at 275 pounds, even though he appeared to be much smaller. Muscle outweighs fat, and that was certainly the case here, and that’s what originally sent this solution in motion

Paterson Catholic lined up mostly in a 4-3 defense, and sometimes a 5-2, but Lowery wouldn’t be against playing in the 3-4 on the next level.

“I’d be interested in that because I would love to learn something new. I would look into that a lot.”

That has already been proven.

“I think he is a Notre Dame type kid,” Wimberly said. “I think he has the character they’re looking for. I think he is a Penn State, Boston College, Notre Dame type kid. Excellent student (3.2 GPA), and that doesn’t hurt at all.”

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