Posluszny Is Anxious

David Posluszny is getting sick of looking at the same walls and weight room equipment, as he prepares for his future as a Notre Dame football player.

Good thing for David Posluszny, that the linebacker from Aliquippa, Pa., will get a change of scenery real soon. With the rest of the Irish's incoming freshman class, the 6-foot-2, 220-pound Posluszny will report to campus in a week.

The Guglielmino Athletics Complex will never look so good.

"I'm really excited," Posluszny stated. "I leave a week from today and I'm so excited it's finally here.

"I feel like I've been training for so long, and I feel like I'm ready to go. These last few weeks, it's like I'm sick and tired of training, I just want to go up there and go do it.

"I'm anxious!"

Posluszny will begin his Notre Dame career at inside linebacker. A safety during his prep days at Hopewell Senior High, Posluszny will arrive on campus bigger and faster than ever.

Shortly after signing his letter-of-intent back in February, Posluszny received his workout regiment from Notre Dame Strength and Conditioning coach Ruben Mendoza.

"It went really well," Posluszny said. "It was an eight-week program. I tried to follow that to a T, and add a few things of my own. Overall it went well. The only thing I had trouble with, is with some of the conditioning stuff you had to be outside for, and sometimes there would be a foot of snow on the ground. But overall it went really well."

Posluszny also received a copy of the Notre Dame playbook. He says he's been pretty good about studying it on a daily basis.

"It was pretty complex, but you just have to break it down piece by piece," Posluszny explained. "I definitely don't understand everything. It's tough to understand all of it, but I think I'm doing okay."

Posluszny hasn't had the same opportunities to see the Notre Dame campus on a regular basis like most of the others in his signing class. He did however make it in for the Irish spring game in April.

"It was a lot of fun," Posluszny said. "I got to meet most of the guys there for the first time, so it was a fun time."

Posluszny also met new linebackers coach Jon Tenuta.

"He seems like a great coach," Posluszny said. "I think any aggressive player dreams for a coach like that. He is very intense and I think that's great."

Posluszny will room with classmate Dan McCarthy this summer. He knows there is student orientation, but other than that, Posluszny isn't entirely sure what's going to happen next week football wise or class wise.

"I'd say overall, I'm a little nervous for the whole situation."

And again, very anxious.

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