Having recruits visit for spring practice is one of the best ways to sell your program. Not only does the coaching staff get an opportunity to have the prospect on campus, but they also have the chance to show the recruit how he will fit into their system. Linebacker David Posluszny (6-2, 200 pounds) will be in attendance today to get a look at the revamped Irish defense.
"I'm going to South Bend [Wednesday] to watch practice," Posluszny responded when asked if he planned to visit Notre Dame. "I really wanted to make a practice before they were all over. It just seemed like the prefect day, so I said let's do it.
"Coach Latina has been sending me emails and every once in awhile he wants me to call him, so we talk about once a week on the phone. I talked to coach Brown at the junior day, but that was the only time I've really talked to him. I'll get the chance to talk with coach Brown and coach Polian when I'm there.
"Coach Latina said that he and coach Weis would be coming to my school on April 26, so I'm pretty excited about that," David said. "I know people at my school are excited about that as well. That should be a pretty cool day. In my area, you either like Pitt or Penn State, but I think there are always going to be die-hard Notre Dame fans wherever you go."
David currently holds scholarship offers from Notre Dame, Northwestern, Rutgers, Wisconsin, UConn, Temple, Pitt, West Virginia and Louisville. The Irish have been rumored to have an edge on the competition, but it's unlikely that Posluszny will end his recruitment while in South Bend.
"I've just been taking in the process slowly," Posluszny explained. "I really haven't been thinking about where I want to go, I've just been taking it easy. I definitely want to go to a school with a great tradition that gives me a chance to win and that has great academics.
"We'll see how tomorrow goes and we'll take it from there. I think I'll definitely have my mind made up before the summer, but whenever I feel completely comfortable with the school, I'll just commit then and there."
Posluszny hasn't been hearing much from Penn State, but he does plan on attending their spring game. Other than the trip to Happy Valley, he doesn't have any additional visits scheduled.