Irish 2012 Target Starts Off Strong

One of the top prospects in Ohio for the Class of 2012 is linebacker Joe Bolden. caught Bolden in action on Saturday night.

Joe Bolden is a name Notre Dame fans will want to remember when talking about the Class of 2012.

The Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain linebacker has already seen early interest from Brian Kelly and his staff and for good reasons.

Gone are the baby face looks as a hard chiseled body at 6-foot-2, 215-pounds have taken its place as Bolden continues to improve upon his overall game.

On Saturday night, Bolden helped lead Colerain to a 35-6 victory over Northmont in the Crosstown Showdown.

Bolden not only made sure the Cardinals defense was up to the task, he paced his team in tackles on the night.

Here are a few photos of Bolden in action. Top Stories