One man’s troubles are another man’s opportunity.

There’s nothing better than a Charlie Weis-Ron Zook twofer.

It looks like there may be some fallout from the Demetrius Jones transfer with Chicago area recruits looking at Notre Dame.

But fear not – one man stands ready to step in and make hay while the sun shines:

… Did he get a fair shot?

“I don’t think it was a true, fair chance,” said Mickey Pruitt, the former Bear and current football coordinator for the Chicago Public League.

And because of that, Pruitt said, Notre Dame could get a cold shoulder from future Public League recruits.

“I can’t tell you that it won’t hurt,” he said.

Notre Dame’s 2008 class has two Chicagoans—linebacker Steven Filer from Mt. Carmel and defensive end Darius Fleming from St. Rita, both Catholic Leaguers. O’Halloran said Jones helped sway them to Notre Dame, “and when kids commit that early, they’re always reconsidering.

“I guarantee you Illinois will have assistants out at St. Rita or Mt. Carmel in the next couple of weeks.”

If the Zooker does peel off either or both of those kids from the Irish, that should generate some juicy verbal fireworks from Weis and his surrogate, Tom Lemming.  We can only hope.

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