Roche: Notre Dame or Louisville?

<b>RECRUITING 2005</b> As part of their National Signing Day coverage, College Sports Television will feature U of L commit <B>Darius Mann</b> and four-star prospect <B>Brian Roche</b>, who has narrowed his list and will decide between a pair of finalists. has the latest update on both.

Louisville is going to receive its share of national publicity on National Signing Day this Wednesday.

As part of their National Signing Day coverage, College Sports Television (CSTV) will feature Don Bosco Prep, including Louisville commit Darius Mann and high-priority prospect Brian Roche.

The network spent an afternoon at Don Bosco Prep recently to tape the segment, which includes a total of eight players from the school, that is scheduled to air Wednesday evening.

"It's kind of a round table discussion," explained safety Darius Mann. "We all had a chance to talk. They asked about where we were going, why did we choose that school and how many scholarship offers we had."

Mann will officially sign his Letter of Intent first thing Wednesday morning and then fax it the University of Louisville.

However, Mann's teammate, four-star offensive lineman Brian Roche is expected to announce his college destination on CSTV earlier in the day.

As first reported in Friday's RedRage Blog, Florida is no longer under consideration and it is down to Louisville and Notre Dame for the 6-foot-5, 280-pound Roche.

While speaking with Roche's father, Kevin, on Sunday, he mentioned the positives of each program.

"We just had a great visit there," said Kevin Roche of Notre Dame. "It's a great institution and the education side is the best there is, especially with the networking possibilities."

"From a football aspect, Louisville is one of the best program's out there," the elder Roche said. "You just can't go wrong with Louisville when it comes to the team and what he could be playing there."

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