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Captain Caveman, Walter Solchek, and Commitment

March 5, 2007

Notre Dame’s Junior Day seems to have gone quite well. The Fighting Irish picked up 2 more commitments for the 2008 incoming class. These weren’t just your run of the mill Tom Smith’s or Bob White’s, these were 2 young men making a run for the all-name team when they qualify after National signing day.

John Goodman, a 6’4″ 185 pound wide receiver from Bishop Dwenger High School in Fort Wayne Indiana, gave a verbal commitment to Charlie Weis and the Fighting Irish. John, or Walter as I will call him from now on, chose ND over Michigan, Iowa, and a slew of other Big Integer teams.Because of his skin pigment and the reports that he is deceptively fast, Walter is already being compared to Samardzija. While this would be great news in itself, Walter actually reminds me more of Mo Stovall. He has longer strides and jumps better than the Shark ala Mo. Congratulations to Walter and to the Fort for finally producing a ND commit in the last decade.

Braxton Cave is a 6’4″ interior lineman out of Penn High School in Mishawaka Indiana. He has been primarily a center throughout high school, which leads me to wonder if he might end up on the defensive side of the ball with Golic already on board…or visa versa. Welcome to ND Braxton.
Here is a video of Braxton talking about his commitment.