Bust Out The Champagne, Young is Irish!
Photo taken this afternoon at my cubicle.
Pop open the bubbly, Irish fans, because an already-exceptional recruiting class on the Offensive Line has just become legendary. Sam Young doffed the ND cap at 4:20 Eastern Time. Provided nothing screwy happens between now and signing day (a very realistic possibility with the finicky nature of recruiting), we can just about shut the book on recruiting for the class of 2010, and it's certainly something worth celebrating. The Irish's previously paper-thin depth chart at OL has been flooded with an influx of talent that should help to solidify Notre Dame's long-term prospects.
We all know how bare the cupboard has been in recent years due to recruiting woes and other distractions, but this year's OL haul has stopped the bleeding at the most critical position. Next year, look for a similar payday on the defensive line, our next most dire situation. With the success of this year's recruiting class, a lot of the burden has been alleviated and will allow Coach Weis to focus his efforts on our next big project.
So drink up, Irish fans! It's a good day to be Irish.
UPDATE: Jay at Blue-Gray Sky is all over this bitch like stink on a monkey with this screenshot: