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Sheldon Day

Observer Sports Staff | Wednesday, February 1, 2012

DE, ****, 280 pounds, 6-2

Warren Central High School

Indianapolis, Ind.

One of the highest-rated prospects in the Irish recruiting class, Day is ranked among the nation’s top defensive tackles by most recruiting services. The 280-pound lineman from Indianapolis drew a slew of impressive scholarship offers from around the country. Other offering powerhouse programs including Arkansas, Michigan, LSU, Penn State, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin, but he chose to stay in his home state and play for the Irish.

Day joins an already-loaded Irish front and will likely figure into the rotation in the middle of the Irish defensive line immediately. He is smaller than current Irish nose guard Louis Nix, but has been an active force against the run and the pass at Warren Central High School, with nine sacks and 11 tackles for loss in his senior season.