Generally early commitments get lost in the excitement of the chase for the next prospect, but Andrew Nuss (6-foot-5, 290 pounds) doesn't seem to mind. He's staying in touch with the Irish staff and looking forward to seeing getting back on campus.
"I talked to coach Weis the first day they were able to call and I've been texting regularly with coach Vaas, my recruiting coordinator," Nuss replied when asked about his communication with the Irish staff. "My official visit is next week for the Michigan game. I planned it two or three weeks ago. I'm going to go out after my game with my parents."
Like most Notre Dame fans Nuss watched nervously as the Irish pulled out a win last weekend against Georgia Tech. Despite the team showing a little rust, Nuss liked how his futre teammates competed.
"It was a little too close for comfort, but it was a great win and an emotional builder for the team," he explained. "It was a huge win. I think Georgia Tech is a little underrated and they're a very capable team. At the beginning I watched everything. I noticed that Sam Young was starting at right tackle and I think he did well. I watched the defense. They put pressure on Reggie Ball.
"They have another tough game this weekend. I think they have the toughest schedule [in the nation] for the first month, but I think they'll win."
Nuss is looking forward to the day he tosses on the Irish jersey, but for now he's working hard to help his team get off to a strong start to their season.
"Things are going real well," Nuss said. "I got my speed down to a 5.2 (forty) at testing and I weighed in at about 290 pounds. I'm pretty much playing both ways.
"Our first game is this Friday against Peter Lalich's team (West Springfield high school). It should be a good game. I'm fired up and hopefully we win the game."