Sergio Brown Says "Yes" to Irish

The Notre Dame recruiting machine keeps chugging along, as the Irish landed's No. 9 rated safety prospect. Sergio Brown (6-2 190-pound), a four-star safety from Proviso East high school (Maywood, Ill.) becomes the fourth player to announce for the Irish in a week.

While Weis is the face of Notre Dame football, the entire staff has worked tirelessly to improve the talent at Notre Dame. Four players in a week and six players since the start of the football season have now committed to Charlie Weis and his staff. Enough can't be said of the job the that recruiting coordinator Rob Ianello is doing.

Sergio Brown had visited Notre Dame for the Michigan State game September 17, and he pledge to the Irish coach Weis the following day.

"Yeah I did," Brown said with excitement when I asked him if he had made his commitment to Notre Dame official. "I told coach Ianello that I wanted to commit, so coach Weis called me a day later and I committed.

"He was kind of relived that it finally happened," he said of Weis' reaction.

During his recent visit, Sergio was able to meet several players that were already committed to the Irish and he was impressed with them as individuals as much as he was impressed by the potential that they'd bring to the team.

"The program is up and coming," he explained. "With a few pieces we can do some big things. The recruiting class we're bringing is really good, so we'll do a lot of big things.

"I tried to look some of them (committed players) up on the internet and they all look real good. They seem like good guys, and it seemed like we had a pretty tight bond.

"I'm going to go to a couple more games," he said. "We have a game the day of the USC game, so I can't go down on that day, but I'll go to a few of the others.

"I'll wait to take my official until December," he added.

Notre Dame has played most of its freshman this season and that hasn't gone unnoticed. I asked Sergio if he thought he was going to be physically ready to play when he gets to campus and if he's talked to Weis about playing on offense.

"Over the summer I'll work real hard, get a little bit bigger, faster, stronger," he responded. "I think I'll be ready to play. If they let me, I'll play on both sides of the ball. I really don't like standing on the sidelines.

Comments: I've seen Sergio several times this season, and the Irish certainly can use his athletic ability in the secondary. He has outstanding speed, and he's a very smooth athlete. He isn't as tall at David Bruton, but he has a similar build. Sergio is an aggressive player and he can be very physical. Top Stories