Trattou talks about his decision

Justin Trattou became the seventh commitment for the 2007 Notre Dame recruiting class. The standout defensive lineman is one major piece of the puzzle that will help bolster the Irish defense in years to come.

Justin Trattou made a trip to Notre Dame in January for a junior day and then returned in April for the spring game. After his second trip he realized that Notre Dame is where he wanted to spend his college football career.

After I went to the spring game I knew it was a special place. I made my decision within the past couple weeks and I kept it quiet until today, and I think it will be a great fit. It's an honor to get an offer from a school like Notre Dame, and they've always been on top of my mind.

I think with the next couple recruiting classes that we'll be competing for a national championship. I definitely want to play on a team with a bunch of good guys and I know over the years that I'm there that we'll be a very competitive team. Top Stories