May 26, 2007

Newman pulls the trigger

Saturday turned into a day of celebration for Brandon Newman.

Flanked by an entourage of his parents, siblings, high school coach and future college coach, the nose guard from Louisville, Ky., ended his recruitment this weekend inside a Guglielmino Center meeting room by making a verbal commitment to Notre Dame. The news set off a series of embraces directed at the 6-foot-1, 300-pound defensive lineman.

The commitment gives Notre Dame 13 pledges in its next class, but Newman was the first to come aboard as a pure nose guard that can anchor the 3-4 front in Corwin Brown's defense.

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