Monday, June 05, 2006

What's the Difference Between Jersey Girls and Trash?

Charlie Weis continued his sacking and plundering of the Garden State this weekend by nabbing another uber-recruit and neckless wonder Justin Trattou (whose name from this day forth will be changed to "Tratteaux" in order to satisfy Weis' intimidating-ethnic-last-name quota).

As you can see, this was another recruiting coup over big-time regional suitors such as Ohio State, Penn State, and more or less the entire ACC. More importantly, a statement has been made in New Jersey, where Notre Dame has locked down the three best prospects in the state (Mike Ragone and Duval Kamara being the other two) in a matter of weeks. While Jersey has traditionally been a pipeline for talent to ND due to its Catholic population and lack of a major in-state school (sorry, Greg Schiano), Weis' own Jersey ties have turned the Irish into an imdomitable force in the state.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Weis was back out on the road this weekend, locking up verbal commitments from Tony Soprano, Bruce Springsteen, the Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and the Jersey Devil.

Size? Check. Speed? Check. Wingspan? Check. Eats livestock and babies? Double check. The prototypical Notre Dame player.