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Football Recruiting: Golic Jr. commits to 2012 class

Joe Meixell | Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Notre Dame landed its first recruit for the class of 2012, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday.

Mike Golic, Jr., the son of the former Irish defensive tackle and current ESPN Radio morning show host, verbally committed to Irish coach Charlie Weis Monday, the Tribune reported. Golic is a 6-foot-5, 260-pount center from Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford, Conn.

The commitment is the first since Weis’ statements on national signing day Feb. 7, in which he criticized the trend of high school seniors committing to one program while actually keeping their recruitment open. Weis said all new “commits” would have to promise him that they would not take telephone calls from other coaches or travel to other schools for visits after the promise. Three players who had previously committed to Notre Dame decided to go elsewhere in the final three weeks of the recruiting cycle.