If you wonder why I don’t spend much time indulging in recruiting speculation here, take a look at something ESPN’s recruiting expert posted yesterday in his chat:
How much does the loss of Tuitt hurt ND’s class?
Craig Haubert(3:46 PM)
The Fighting Irish have been doing well on the recruiting trail and are closing strong. The pick-up of Ishaq Williams was big & getting A. Lynch back was even bigger. So there are positives for ND as far as recruiting defensive help. I do though think that the loss of Tuitt stings some. He is a great fit for the DE spot in their 34 defense and I felt like he was a key part of that classes front 7 haul. Not the end of the world – win some, loss some, but I don’t think his departure should be just brushed off.
with the recent switching of stephon tuitt from notre dame to georgia tech, is there a possibility that tuitt allows brian kelly to use his in-home visit to sway him one more time, or is this a done deal? thanks.
Craig Haubert(3:47 PM)
Also on that subject. It looks like it is a done deal & he signs w/ GT. Also think it is a great get for the Yellow Jackets who also run a 34.
The punchline, as you can probably guess, is that within a few hours of that pronouncement, Tuitt switched his commitment back to the Irish.
The five-star defensive end from Monroe Area High School, who flipped from the Fighting Irish in order to commit to Georgia Tech on Tuesday, confirmed to the AJC late Wednesday night that he flipped back to Notre Dame. Elapsed time on the de-commit/re-commit: About 30 hours.
“What a day!” Tuitt said.
Tuitt said he had a change of heart after Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly and several defensive coaches made an in-home visit Wednesday night.
Pretty much the exact opposite of what Haubert called. Why people get wrapped up in other people’s sense of what seventeen-year old kids may do – not to mention spend money for the privilege of doing so – is one of life’s little mysteries for me.