Robert Hughes Makes 19 Commits
After a long recruiting process and a lot of recent rumormongering, star Chicago running back Robert Hughes made it official and picked Notre Dame over Ron Zook's Magical Funhouse-Champaign in a press conference at his high school.
Hughes will be joining an Irish backfield that, based on the huge star potential of the recruits from the last two years, should become a very memorable rushing force in Notre Dame's history. Hughes is a huge, strong, between-the-tackles runner who also has very impressive speed for a man of his proportions (5'11", 230). Coupled with his classmate, the lightning-quick Armando Allen, plus the star-studded offensive line that has been assembled, I wouldn't be surprised to see the Irish running roughshod over the competition with a punishing ground game in a few years.
As an interesting sidenote, it appeared that the Notre Dame alumni club in Chicago had a good feeling about yesterday's announcement, as they sent out a mass-email to Chicago alumni urging everybody to drive out to Hughes' high school and root him on for his decision. Personally, I decided against going completely over the edge and stalking high school kids, although I may not be speaking for my fellow Chicago alumni.
In accordance to a new tradition I just made up, we're going to celebrate every new verbal commitment by stripping down to our underwear and singing Neil Diamond. Party on.