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jason_h537
06-26-2009, 01:10 AM
LOUIS NIX | Defensive Tackle

<TABLE><TBODY><TR><TD width=200>Jacksonville, Florida
Raines High School

Height: 6'2"
Weight: 320 lbs
Bench: 350 lbs
GPA: 2.5


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<TD vAlign=top>RANKING
Rivals: :s::s::s::s:, Defensive Tackle (7), National (92), Rating 5.9
Scout: :s::s::s::s:, Defensive Tackle (11)
ESPN: :s::s::s::s:, Defensive Tackle (8), Grade 81

STATISTICS | Defense
Junior: 50 Tck, 10 Sck

Honors:
Under Armour All-American Bowl







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COLLEGE CHOICES<TABLE><TBODY><TR><TD width=125>School</TD><TD width=175>Interest</TD><TD width=50>Offer</TD><TD width=125>Visit</TD></TR><TR><TD>Miami</TD><TD>(decommit 12/01/2008)</TD><TD>Yes</TD><TD>None</TD></TR><TR><TD>Notre Dame</TD><TD>Verbal (12/01/09)</TD><TD>Yes</TD><TD>09/19/2009</TD></TR><TR><TD>Florida</TD><TD>None</TD><TD>Yes</TD><TD>None</TD></TR><TR><TD>Florida State</TD><TD>None</TD><TD>Yes</TD><TD>None</TD></TR><TR><TD>Louisiana State</TD><TD>None</TD><TD>Yes</TD><TD>None</TD></TR></TR></TBODY></TABLE>


ND RECRUITER: Alford

jason_h537
06-26-2009, 01:11 AM
Says he loves Notre Dame and if he doesnt go to Miami he will be Irish. Plants to be at camp. Will flyout Sunday and stay for the camp. Florida St and Florida are also players.

IrishInFl
06-26-2009, 02:25 AM
I'll ask Gene about this guy tommorrow.

notredomer23
06-26-2009, 08:11 AM
He is gonna be here 4 days! 4 muthafuddin days.

The Polish Irishman
06-26-2009, 09:15 AM
Great News!

OCIrish
06-26-2009, 10:20 PM
He is gonna be here 4 days! 4 muthafuddin days.

For some reason, I think we end up with him. JMO.

IrishInFl
06-27-2009, 03:15 AM
UPDATE!

I asked Gene about this kid tonight, and apparently he wasn't too impressed by him. FSU has offered, but isn't trying too hard to get him. I haven't seen him play, so I can't make assessments yet.

jason_h537
06-27-2009, 03:18 PM
I read somewhere that he takes plays off. If he puts in the effort he is a beast.

hamiljar
06-27-2009, 03:47 PM
I just watched his highlights on rivals and he looks
really good to me. I don't know a lot about dline
play but he looks really quick off the ball. I think
if we got him it would be really huge.

Go Irish

The Polish Irishman
07-01-2009, 02:29 AM
10 FL DT Louis Nix (Miami Soft Verbal)
Defensive Tackle
Raines High School (Jacksonville, FL)


Height: 6 foot-2
Weight: 320 lbs.
Forty: 5.15 secs.
Bench Max:
Squat Max: 470 lbs.
Shuttle: 4.91 secs.
Vertical: 24 in.
GPA: 2.5

The Polish Irishman
07-01-2009, 02:29 AM
Was at ND for 3 Days. Will be a tough get out of FL.

jason_h537
07-01-2009, 02:30 AM
Already has a thread Polish. quick link on my updated list

jason_h537
07-01-2009, 07:12 PM
Hey ISD is reporting some apparently good news on Nix, anyone got the word

NDinL.A.
07-01-2009, 07:21 PM
Hey ISD is reporting some apparently good news on Nix, anyone got the word

We moved up with him, but still slightly behind Miami. We're also against FL and LSU. He really likes ND though, and he will take an OV.

Miami's first 4 games are vs. FSU, GT, at VT, and FL. If they go 1-3 or 0-4 in those games (could happen), and ND starts off 4-0 (also could happen), we'd be in great shape here IMO...

Z-Bo
07-06-2009, 08:09 PM
Miami verbal? Source?

Polish Leppy 22
07-06-2009, 08:36 PM
Yeah. The college football world

BGIF
07-06-2009, 08:37 PM
Miami verbal? Source?

CaneSports.com 11/27/08

He's been considered a soft verbal for quite some times as he has stated he wanted to take visits. He's been to UF, FSU, and ND since verballing to UM.

Z-Bo
07-07-2009, 01:13 AM
Yes, but the thread was recently title-changed from (Miami Soft Verbal) to (Miami Verbal). Why?

To me that suggests Nix is officially solid with Miami. Also, I thought they had yet to even offer?

BGIF
07-07-2009, 04:03 AM
Yes, but the thread was recently title-changed from (Miami Soft Verbal) to (Miami Verbal). Why? To me that suggests Nix is officially solid with Miami.

Don't know. Some people don't believe in using the word "Soft". You're either committed or your not.

Regardless Nix, the one who matters, still says he's committed to Miami but he continues to look around.



Also, I thought they had yet to even offer?

Why do you think that?

Do you have a cite for him not being offered yet?

I listed the cite in my previous post. His verbal is 7 months old.

BGIF
07-08-2009, 01:57 AM
Thank you mods.

BostonND
07-08-2009, 06:10 AM
The thread title battle continues.....

tko
07-08-2009, 09:29 AM
Thank you mods.

is that like soft porn or semi-chub?

BGIF
07-08-2009, 01:49 PM
is that like soft porn or semi-chub?


???

tko
07-08-2009, 02:13 PM
???

simply a joke referring to the "soft" part of Nix verbal. wabash and neutered appreciated it, sorry you didn't. it's slow out there what can i say.

BGIF
07-08-2009, 02:41 PM
simply a joke referring to the "soft" part of Nix verbal. wabash and neutered appreciated it, sorry you didn't. it's slow out there what can i say.

right

BGIF
07-19-2009, 04:25 AM
Per ESPN's J.C. Shurburtt

Tapley. Nix looking around?

Sean Tapley ESPNU150 watch list (NO ND Interest) just called to say that he and his teammate, Under Armour All-American DT Louis Nix, will be attending FSU's Showtime Camp on Saturday and UF's's Friday Night Lights camp next Saturday (July 25). Both prospects are committed to other schools -- Tapley to SCA and Nix to Miami. "I don't know about (Nix), but I am looking at all schools," Tapley said. "I think Lou is looking at all schools, too."

FSU's got some mo goin'.

NDinL.A.
08-14-2009, 01:14 AM
Surprisingly, will visit ND on Sept 19 vs. MSU. Still has Miami one, ND 2 though, with new interest in Michigan...

jason_h537
08-14-2009, 01:17 AM
Thanks for the update NDinLA. I get a good feeling about this kid. Hopefully a big season could sway him our way.

WabashFalcon
08-14-2009, 01:24 AM
Jesus... this kid is more on and off than a light switch at a whore house.

BGIF
08-14-2009, 02:35 AM
Jesus... this kid is more on and off than a light switch at a whore house.

The kid is checking to make certain of his verbal. He stated that months ago and claims Miami is O.K. with that. He camped at Miami, UF, and FSU.

He slid a bit in the last recruiting service rankings dropping from #9 to #12 on Rivals list of DTs.


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kjk184
09-19-2009, 08:59 PM
Did Nix make his OV this weekend? Any updates?

jason_h537
09-19-2009, 09:33 PM
Wait till tomorrow. The game just ended, let him enjoy the game

Irishlew
09-20-2009, 02:54 AM
got this from another site...

My cousin was sitting behind him during the game and he was sporting some notre dame gear and was overheard saying "I dont know how i cannot go here, I will be starting from game one"...hopefully he flips

IrishInFl
09-20-2009, 03:12 AM
I don't know dudes. Miami is picking it up in the ACC and people (at least in Tallahassee) are taking notice. BTW, I finaly found another Irish fan at my bar! Hooray for the Irish! Hooray for beer!

jason_h537
09-20-2009, 04:47 PM
Per rivals. had a great visit and the staff feels they made a big impression. NotreDame likes theirchances but with Miami having such a good year so far it could be tough

NDinL.A.
09-20-2009, 04:57 PM
Yup, Lo Wood talked to him already and he told Lo that the trip was going great...

jason_h537
09-20-2009, 05:01 PM
I think a good season turns him but thats just a feeling i get

irishfan
09-20-2009, 05:09 PM
I can't even imagine Nix, Powell, and Martin.....if we got those 3 and ND goes 3-9 this year I would still say keep weis

kjk184
09-21-2009, 09:10 PM
Must have been a good visit...ESPN quote:

Irish make strong push for Hurricanes commit Louis Nix
Under Armour All-American defensive tackle Louis Nix (Jacksonville, Fla./Raines) has Notre Dame on top with his current commitment school, Miami-FL, after an official visit to South Bend, Ind., ESPN affiliate Web site IrishSportsDaily.com reports.


....saying it would be a difficult decision but still won't announce until signing day

Junkhead
09-21-2009, 09:58 PM
Must have been a good visit...ESPN quote:

Irish make strong push for Hurricanes commit Louis Nix
Under Armour All-American defensive tackle Louis Nix (Jacksonville, Fla./Raines) has Notre Dame on top with his current commitment school, Miami-FL, after an official visit to South Bend, Ind., ESPN affiliate Web site IrishSportsDaily.com reports.


....saying it would be a difficult decision but still won't announce until signing day

Good to hear. It sure didn't hurt.

Ultimate Penn St. Hater
09-21-2009, 10:06 PM
Like Weis says, He's a big muchacho. I'm glad he had a really good visit. Hope ND can land him. Go Irish!

dshans
09-21-2009, 10:42 PM
I gots family an' friends in Jacksonville. You want I should make a couple calls or tree an' see what I can do ta "convince" da lad?

Ultimate Penn St. Hater
09-21-2009, 10:52 PM
I think you're kidding, but I wouldn't have people contact him.

shamrockpounder
09-21-2009, 11:42 PM
Hope we get him cause we need the push up front

NDinL.A.
10-03-2009, 08:47 AM
Good news with him. He's really torn between ND and Miami. He's going on his OV to Miami vs. OK today, to compare how compare how he was treated and how the feel is at ND vs. Miami. And then, Tom Lemming is reporting that Nix could very possibly be headed back to ND for the USC game on his own dime, for one more look at ND, possibly to commit. Confirmed by Steve Wiltfong, who was told by his sources to keep it on the downlow. We simply HAVE TO WIN TODAY and show up strong vs. SC. The future of the program is riding on these next 2 games guys...

Junkhead
10-03-2009, 02:34 PM
The South Bend Tribune also reported he may take an unofficial visit against USC on the 17th, just a few weeks after being here already. Sounds good.

jason_h537
10-11-2009, 03:10 PM
ISD says Nix is set to visit again. Premium article

BGIF
10-11-2009, 05:58 PM
This kid is really doing his homework.

NDinL.A.
10-11-2009, 06:04 PM
ISD says Nix is set to visit again. Premium article

Yeah, he's coming on his own dime, by himself this time. Says he isn't sure why exactly but he just feels like he needs to come again. Says making a decision is going to be very, very difficult...

jason_h537
10-11-2009, 06:08 PM
This can only begood for us. Hope he has a great time and we put a show on for him.

JefMaj
10-12-2009, 11:51 AM
If only these kids could see - I went to ND and look how good I turned out!!!!!!!!!

Polish Leppy 22
10-12-2009, 01:04 PM
Find the four biggest studs in the student section to hoist him up for pushups after touchdowns...average college students will not manage this

WabashFalcon
10-12-2009, 06:10 PM
God... how could he not come? Just look at our interior line....

jason_h537
10-12-2009, 09:53 PM
You mean alot of sophemores and freshman

WabashFalcon
10-12-2009, 10:21 PM
Still, I have visions of him and Stockton dancing in my head...



Big, fat, athletic sugarplums.

Polish Leppy 22
10-12-2009, 10:31 PM
I'm picturing John Ryan, Kerry Neal, Darius Fleming and Ian Williams against USC's O line. And it's scary.

I hope I'm proved wrong on Saturday and eat more crow than CTF did after Purdue

jason_h537
10-12-2009, 10:32 PM
you forgot Ethan Johnson and KLM. They actually start, Fleming is a Linebacker and has played really well this year

HereComeTheIrish
10-12-2009, 10:57 PM
you forgot Ethan Johnson and KLM. They actually start, Fleming is a Linebacker and has played really well this year

...But let's not let facts get in the way of an opinion. ;)

Much love PL 22

Polish Leppy 22
10-12-2009, 11:08 PM
I omitted EJ and KLM because they both have come on strong as of late

irishfan
10-14-2009, 04:48 PM
Everyone at DD seems to think he is all ours. Even a Miami fan poster there has said so. I guess their coaches seem to think so too and havent talked to him much recently.

JefMaj
10-14-2009, 05:14 PM
Committing to ND is a 50 - 60 year commitment - that the university gives back for those 50 - 60. People see my class ring and ask with awe in their voice "You went to Notre Dame?" Maybe they don't believe I could make it through -but, I like to see it as awe. My fiance (we are in our 50s) recently went to the bookstore - she wants me to get her a female class ring as a wedding ring (you can bet the custom made band to go with it will differentiate it from most - and hurt in $$$) - but, ND has a rep that carries...... I've never seen a Miami ring. Not that it's not a fine Catholic university - just never noticed one or heard someone comment.......

BGIF
10-15-2009, 12:53 AM
Everyone at DD seems to think he is all ours. ...

Can't get more impeccable than that.



Even a Miami fan poster there has said so. ...

I guess you can.






A Miami fan poster poster on DD says so.

irishfan
10-15-2009, 01:10 AM
Can't get more impeccable than that.





I guess you can.






A Miami fan poster poster on DD says so.

lol no usually i would be skeptical but the miami guy always has good info on all florida recruits. and there were a few of their reliable guys who either said so before the miami guy or chimed in afterwards saying they had heard good things about nix.

BGIF
10-15-2009, 01:44 AM
lol no usually i would be skeptical but the miami guy always has good info on all florida recruits. and there were a few of their reliable guys who either said so before the miami guy or chimed in afterwards saying they had heard good things about nix.


Like I said, "Can't get more impeccable than that."

jason_h537
10-15-2009, 01:47 AM
Sonce Nix has decided to make another trip on his own dime to ND, and has publicly stated how much he likes us, there has been rumors that he is coming to commit. Sounds good to me

The Polish Irishman
10-15-2009, 09:03 AM
I am going to say he commits, if the game is competitive

tko
10-15-2009, 11:45 AM
I am going to say he commits, if the game is competitive

is Omar coming this weekend?

Junkhead
10-15-2009, 02:07 PM
is Omar coming this weekend?

Rumors are he is suiting up for the Irish against USC.

jboxer562
10-15-2009, 02:19 PM
you guys didn't hear? trattou is ditching tebow and coming back because he knows he made the wrong decision and wants to play with clausen again... but weis said NO THANKS

phork
10-15-2009, 03:44 PM
The guy I am really hoping for is Mike Martin.

NDfanatic333
10-15-2009, 04:11 PM
I am reading over on II forum that there are rumors on the Miami board that he committed to the Irish.

Polish Leppy 22
10-15-2009, 04:39 PM
wowwww

The Polish Irishman
10-15-2009, 05:16 PM
Nix has not commited according to ISD whom was in contact with him today.

jason_h537
10-16-2009, 01:27 AM
Link? i think he sflips also but have only heard rumors

IrishAddiction
10-16-2009, 06:38 PM
Nice if its true.... would like to start getting the big boys lined up on the opposite side of the line now if true..... someone like henderson might help.

irish77
10-17-2009, 01:49 PM
over on scout they are saying that he committed to irish coaches this morning great news if true

Mavericknyc1980
10-17-2009, 02:00 PM
over on scout they are saying that he committed to irish coaches this morning great news if true

HECK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WELCOME TO THE IRISH NIX, we need more DL.

Junkhead
10-17-2009, 02:34 PM
over on scout they are saying that he committed to irish coaches this morning great news if true

Thank God it was before the game....

sportallyr
10-17-2009, 02:39 PM
That is great news. Gives us a little bit of momentum heading into the game. I am hoping and praying that the team has a great showing today. Go Irish!!!

bert2834
10-17-2009, 02:55 PM
Anyone else read this anywhere? I am a little weary of believing someone's 1st post!


Thanks

IrishAddiction
10-17-2009, 10:20 PM
Anyone ever find out if this is true or not?????

Junkhead
10-17-2009, 10:23 PM
Doesn't show on Scout, Rivals, BSpn, etc.

IrishAddiction
10-17-2009, 11:15 PM
Thanks i was jw. Floyd committing two years ago slightly lessened the blow of the loss. A few commits from it this year would help, but who knows if that will happen.

Polish Leppy 22
10-18-2009, 07:36 PM
Still nothing official out of South Bend on this guy? What's the deal? Randy Shannon not picking up the phone call from Louis to break the news?

jason_h537
10-18-2009, 07:40 PM
Lo Wood and Tai-ler jones apparently have been in his ear. Nice to see Jones already puttin in work

wharris
10-18-2009, 08:06 PM
No commitment. He has ND and Miami as leaders. See free article at insider.espn.go.com.

WabashFalcon
10-18-2009, 09:03 PM
Could this have been a little bit of a troll-post?

bert2834
10-19-2009, 04:27 AM
Could this have been a little bit of a troll-post?


I am guessing that it was. Since it was his only post.

BGIF
10-20-2009, 07:48 PM
Recruiting Thoughts Written by Brian Smith 20 October 2009
Recruiting Thoughts (http://irishsportsdaily.com/blogs/smittys-blog/1098-recruiting-thoughts)




Louis Nix Sorry Miami. Hes going to be Irish! Just my humble prediction. Too much smoke about Nix coming to Notre Dame for those rumors not to have merit.


NOT an annoucement of fact!

The Polish Irishman
10-21-2009, 12:07 AM
This kid has to be Irish and soon...Think of Him, C. Martin, Stockton, Barr on the line with Manti in the Middle...that would be nasty

irishmarine
10-21-2009, 12:17 AM
and dont for get carlo!

DirtySecret
10-21-2009, 12:40 AM
Recruiting Thoughts Written by Brian Smith 20 October 2009
Recruiting Thoughts (http://irishsportsdaily.com/blogs/smittys-blog/1098-recruiting-thoughts)




NOT an annoucement of fact!

Is this from linebacker Smith?

jason_h537
10-21-2009, 12:42 AM
lol. naw man. This is another Briam Smith who works for ISD

BGIF
10-21-2009, 02:24 AM
Is this from linebacker Smith?

No, ND LB Brian Smith commenting on recruits would be an NCAA recruiting violation.

This Brian Smith has been doing ND football recruiting since around 1996. I spent an evening at the Backer with him and Mike Frank before the '97 Blue and Gold game discussing ND recruiting. I was doing recruiting for the Irish Recruiting Journal (free internet board) back then while "smitty" had recently joined Mike's fledgling recruiting service. Back then Mike lived in Nebraska, worked for a mortgage lender (IIRC), and was doing the recruiting service work as a second job. Shortly after that B&G game smitty moved to South Bend to give them a local presence. Since then I believe smitty has been associated with a couple of recruiting services and has done free lance work writing recruiting articles for a number of recruiting services including Blue and Gold.

I've found him in the past to be knowledgeable. If he knows, he says so and when he doesn't he make up news or play the Lemming games.

WhoDeyIrish
10-22-2009, 01:08 AM
I'm ready for this guy to commit, think he will be a great addition. We could use his size inside. The one thing I noticed comparing us to USC was there size up front compared to ours. Our Specialty players especially on offense compare to anyones in the country and might be the best, but we need some speed on defense and some size up front. Harrison Smith in the secondary is killing me by the way.

Rizzophil
10-22-2009, 08:48 AM
If we get Nix, I don't think we can complain about other schools "poaching" players that had previously committed to another school. In the last five years, we'll have WAY more players flip TO us as opposed to AWAY from ND.

phork
10-22-2009, 10:58 AM
Can't complain now as it is...

mick2
10-22-2009, 11:03 AM
this guy would be a huge get, we need a monster inside that can draw double teams and stuff runs, this would do wonders for our defense.

WabashFalcon
10-22-2009, 11:05 AM
According to an alum I know in the booster club, Nix's committment is a forgone conclusion.

BGIF
10-22-2009, 03:10 PM
According to an alum I know in the booster club, Nix's committment is a forgone conclusion.


You know Kim Dunbar?

ND shut down the QB Club, aka, football booster club, right after the Dunbar affair(s).

Are you talking about someone in the Notre Dame Club?

JefMaj
10-22-2009, 03:17 PM
This kid could really make my weekend going into Saturday - then to be further buoyed by Clausen, Tate and Te'o...

WabashFalcon
10-22-2009, 03:28 PM
You know Kim Dunbar?

ND shut down the QB Club, aka, football booster club, right after the Dunbar affair(s).

Are you talking about someone in the Notre Dame Club?

Sorry for the semantics. Bosster Club = ND Club. Yes, he's a lawyer in Indianapolis who works closely with my father.

IrishAddiction
10-22-2009, 06:52 PM
So is this guy somewhat of a soft verbal or silent commit to us right now or something? There is so much smoke here there has to be something to it.

irishandy
10-22-2009, 09:14 PM
Nothing has been said in the SB Tribune about him. I think he is keeping on the down low for now.

JefMaj
10-22-2009, 09:21 PM
Irishandy - come on.... Nix could knock on Lesar's door and ask if he could move in until classes start and that moron would give him room then sit at his word-processor thinking of anti-Irish shit to write and miss the story. I'm sorry he's one goofy bastard. Clueless - but likes to try and push his hater view. Hansen's a nice guy but neither of those guys are ever moving up in the field of journalism. South Bend Trib sport's suck...

irishandy
10-22-2009, 09:24 PM
and where is your location jefmaj?? enough said.....

jason_h537
10-23-2009, 12:34 AM
Word is that the Miami staff has not contacted Nix in a while

WhoDeyIrish
10-23-2009, 12:42 AM
Word is that the Miami staff has not contacted Nix in a while

Good, maybe they don't want him...bad sign?

JefMaj
10-23-2009, 03:30 PM
IrishAndy - don't understand your comment - because I'm local I know just how bad the Tribune is - even with regard to Irish coverage? - - Didn't Haugh make his name and route to Chicago by attacking ND? Lesar is a bad writer and has no where to go. Hansen is a little better - not a true hater as is Lesar.
Or, are you agreeing with me - that I DO know - because I'm local. Sarcasm or what?

texas fighting irish
10-23-2009, 03:41 PM
I really hope we can land Nix it sounds like the irish have opened his eyes to come here also i like the fact that our recruits have been talking to him alot.

tko
10-23-2009, 03:45 PM
IrishAndy - don't understand your comment - because I'm local I know just how bad the Tribune is - even with regard to Irish coverage? - - Didn't Haugh make his name and route to Chicago by attacking ND? Lesar is a bad writer and has no where to go. Hansen is a little better - not a true hater as is Lesar.
Or, are you agreeing with me - that I DO know - because I'm local. Sarcasm or what?

i think he wants to slap you around a bit

JefMaj
10-23-2009, 03:52 PM
Not worried - however - reminds me of the line in the song by John Prine: Illegal Smile: And, all of my friends turned out to be.. insurance salesmen.. but fortunately, I have the key.. to escape reality.. (when speaking of having a bad day and their (friends) sincerity)...

Domer4ever
10-24-2009, 10:21 AM
In two years a defensive line of Martin, Nix, Ego Ferguson and Leuders sounds pretty good to me.

phork
10-24-2009, 12:04 PM
If not there is always the year after!

Polish Leppy 22
10-24-2009, 01:56 PM
Unfortunately we've been saying that for farrrr too long

JefMaj
10-26-2009, 03:44 PM
NBC Sports - College Football - Inside the Irish (http://irish.nbcsports.com/2009/10/irish-might-have-added-another-blue-chip-this-weekend.html.php)

GOLDENISTHYTATE
10-26-2009, 04:19 PM
In two years a defensive line of Martin, Nix, Ego Ferguson and Leuders sounds pretty good to me.

I honestly feel we have little to no shot at Ferguson, and Martin still worries me. However, I will take any athletic d-linemen from the South Florida area, and Nix already has the body to play D-1 immediately.

Landing him, in addition to the development of Stockton, Cwynar, Williams, and Newman, does bode well for our future.

Question, our lone DT commit, Justin Utupo, is listed at 6-2 and 240 lbs. Someone please explain to me how they see him putting on the necessary weight to play college football at that position. He needs to put on 40 pounds, at the very least, and his body frame does not seem to be able to support such a gain.

jason_h537
10-26-2009, 04:53 PM
Question, our lone DT commit, Justin Utupo, is listed at 6-2 and 240 lbs. Someone please explain to me how they see him putting on the necessary weight to play college football at that position. He needs to put on 40 pounds, at the very least, and his body frame does not seem to be able to support such a gain.

He's Samoan

IHateMarkMay
10-26-2009, 04:55 PM
He's Samoan

Need we say more than this? haha

Dacian_Irish
10-26-2009, 05:13 PM
KLM also came in at like 230 lbs. so I think he won't have a problem gaining the weight.

IHateMarkMay
10-26-2009, 05:17 PM
KLM also came in at like 230 lbs. so I think he won't have a problem gaining the weight.

Definitely not on ND's workout and eating program.

Domer4ever
10-26-2009, 08:45 PM
I honestly feel we have little to no shot at Ferguson

How come? Academics seem to be a priority for him and his parents apparently are high on Notre Dame. I also really like the fact that we get him late in the recruiting process and have a chance to make a lasting late impression. I would say right now we are towards the top of his list with LSU and Oklahoma. Miami is also rumored to possibly be in the mix.

GOLDENISTHYTATE
10-26-2009, 09:05 PM
Definitely not on ND's workout and eating program.

Exactly, other than KLM, at least in my recent memory, I feel like all of our D-linemen are undersized at their positions. When I was at the SC game two weeks ago, our d-linemen looked like cornerbacks compared to the D-linemen from SC.

Look at our safeties. McCarthy and Smith are completely undersized, and the fact that they dont overcompensate their lack of size for speed makes them even more atypical from the normal safety body.

Ferguson has his mom in Miami, and he has always been high on LSU, so I just don't feel like we can break into his top spot. I would love to, but usually the kids who go to Hargreaves end up at SEC or ACC schools.

jason_h537
10-26-2009, 09:16 PM
USC d lineman are not that big, especially compared to some SECschools but they are ridiculously athletic.

Anyway back to Louis Nix

irishandy
10-26-2009, 09:21 PM
IrishAndy - don't understand your comment - because I'm local I know just how bad the Tribune is - even with regard to Irish coverage? - - Didn't Haugh make his name and route to Chicago by attacking ND? Lesar is a bad writer and has no where to go. Hansen is a little better - not a true hater as is Lesar.
Or, are you agreeing with me - that I DO know - because I'm local. Sarcasm or what?

Hey JefMaj, lets return to the subjet at hand...I don't give a $hit what you think about the tribune.
Hope we land Louis Nix, not a good part on Miami staff to not have any contact with him.

mbeckha
10-26-2009, 09:50 PM
Exactly, other than KLM, at least in my recent memory, I feel like all of our D-linemen are undersized at their positions. When I was at the SC game two weeks ago, our d-linemen looked like cornerbacks compared to the D-linemen from SC.

Look at our safeties. McCarthy and Smith are completely undersized, and the fact that they dont overcompensate their lack of size for speed makes them even more atypical from the normal safety body.

Ferguson has his mom in Miami, and he has always been high on LSU, so I just don't feel like we can break into his top spot. I would love to, but usually the kids who go to Hargreaves end up at SEC or ACC schools.

How are they undersized? That comment was pretty silly. I dont know if you really know what your talking about. For every player you think is undersizedm there is a player in the NFL who excels at that size. You must play too many video games.

Brown
10-28-2009, 11:02 PM
I think when ND wears their deep Navy blues the color makes them look smaller. Harrison Smith is well built for SS and has 4.3 speed. He's probably one of the best athletes on the team in terms of size/speed combination.

Ethan Johnson seems like a candidate to move outside next year--on base package--with Tyler Stockton likely taking over for him in the middle. Ethan Johnson is a bit undersized at DT but he's there because the team lacks a better option at the moment.

Base:

DE: KLM
DT: Ian Williams (whose play has really picked up recently)
DT: Tyler Stockton (one of the better DT recruits during Charlie's tenure)
DE: Ethan Johnson

Nickel:

DE: KLM
DT: Ian Williams
DT: Ethan Johnson
DE: Darius Flemming

This is a much better defensive front than the current John Ryan @ DE and Ethan Johnson at DT in base that we're running out there this season.

Irishlew
10-28-2009, 11:28 PM
I think when ND wears their deep Navy blues the color makes them look smaller. Harrison Smith is well built for SS and has 4.3 speed. He's probably one of the best athletes on the team in terms of size/speed combination.

Ethan Johnson seems like a candidate to move outside next year--on base package--with Tyler Stockton likely taking over for him in the middle. Ethan Johnson is a bit undersized at DT but he's there because the team lacks a better option at the moment.

Base:

DE: KLM
DT: Ian Williams (whose play has really picked up recently)
DT: Ethan Johnson
DE: Chris Martin

Nickel:

DE: Chris Martin
DT: Louis Nix
DT: Ethan Johnson
DE: Darius Flemming

This is a much better defensive front than the current John Ryan @ DE and Ethan Johnson at DT in base that we're running out there this season.


fixed it for ya.

Brown
10-29-2009, 01:13 AM
I don't think Martin takes over right away -- KLM, Flemming, and EJ, are talented DEs who weren't as good as Martin was as a Fr. but are better as 2nd and 3rd year D1 football players. Martin will definitely make the 2 deep and be rotated in, but I think KLM and EJ are good enough to hold it down for most of the year.

WabashFalcon
10-29-2009, 07:17 AM
After all the hype... all the stuff Nix has done lately... when the hell is he going to make an announcement? This crap is driving me nuts.

JefMaj
10-29-2009, 07:31 AM
When he's ready... it's not merely a 4 year commitment - a 60 year commitment - ND is the best choice with that regard... I'm glad he's taking his time to be sure. His 1st choice may have been a bit hasty. He'll sign on an ND commitment sheet... and will know at the time it's the best for the rest of his life - not just 4 years in the sun and humidity.

NDinL.A.
10-29-2009, 10:23 AM
I don't think Martin takes over right away -- KLM, Flemming, and EJ, are talented DEs who weren't as good as Martin was as a Fr. but are better as 2nd and 3rd year D1 football players. Martin will definitely make the 2 deep and be rotated in, but I think KLM and EJ are good enough to hold it down for most of the year.

EJ lines up exclusively as a DT. KLM switches. Martin, if good as advertised, can at least make it on the field in passing downs, and work his way in a la Manti...

BCSorBust
10-29-2009, 01:42 PM
I definitely see Nix and Martin working their way in. I feel like they are just a different level of athlete. I love our guys now and think they are going to keep maturing impressively but I'm not sure they were at the same place that Nix and Martin are so I can easily see them earning some playing time.

Irishkid23
10-29-2009, 08:09 PM
After all the hype... all the stuff Nix has done lately... when the hell is he going to make an announcement? This crap is driving me nuts.

My guess is that he is getting heat from classmates and other people in Florida to stay in state. As all recruits are, he's young, so there is quite a bit of pressure on him. He is probably waiting as long as he can so that he doesn't have to hear the negative comments from his peers, etc. about ND.

ND will rise again..............Patience!

NDisme
11-02-2009, 10:35 PM
there is an article on nix's status on rivals but im not able to read it, if anyone can that would be great and tell me what it says

The Polish Irishman
11-02-2009, 10:36 PM
Says he expects to sign with UM

irish73102
11-02-2009, 11:05 PM
o man i really wanted him

NDisme
11-02-2009, 11:15 PM
Damnit

The Polish Irishman
11-02-2009, 11:43 PM
But also said he had not talked to the UM coaches in a few weeks

jason_h537
11-03-2009, 12:15 AM
He also said he cant explain how he feels about ND

NDisme
11-03-2009, 12:22 AM
so like agood can't explain because i don't really get how that helps

jason_h537
11-03-2009, 12:39 AM
Take it how you want. When asked about ND he said "There's no way I can put it. I don't even know."

NY_IRISH_FAN
11-03-2009, 01:22 AM
Dang really wish nd coulda gotten him. Would have made an immediate impact on the dl

jason_h537
11-03-2009, 02:10 AM
it aint over

Brown
11-03-2009, 03:35 AM
Weird quote: "I don't even know..."

Is he saying ND isn't recruiting him as hard? Or maybe their offer isn't available anymore? Weird.

Domer4ever
11-03-2009, 06:40 AM
Weird quote: "I don't even know..."

Is he saying ND isn't recruiting him as hard? Or maybe their offer isn't available anymore? Weird.

Yeah, not sure what to make out of that quote. Is he still having mixed emotions? If he is out, at least it opens up a potential spot for someone else (Joyner?).

Also, what does everyone make of the DT position next year anyways? Both starters return for us, and I would assume Cwynar, Stockton, and Hafis Williams will all play bigger roles next season. It would be great to have a space eater like Nix, but if not, I really do not want another DT committ as I dont see guys like Gaston or Allen making any sort of immediate impact. Would rather have a higher rated player at another defensive position of need.

Brown
11-03-2009, 07:13 AM
Nix's commit wouldn't likely effect next season as much as it would 2011 and beyond.

Nix is a 4 star, but a really highly rated one.

He would be the best defensive line recruit we've seen during the Weis-era.

Nix is very important ... he provides a large upgrade and much needed depth to a position that's seriously lacking on this team.

IHateMarkMay
11-03-2009, 09:18 AM
Nix's commit wouldn't likely effect next season as much as it would 2011 and beyond.

Nix is a 4 star, but a really highly rated one.

He would be the best defensive line recruit we've seen during the Weis-era.

Nix is very important ... he provides a large upgrade and much needed depth to a position that's seriously lacking on this team.

I don't know about the best, he is up there though. Ethan Johnson was highly regarded coming out of high school and he is now playing lights out. Filer was really good, don't know if he is considered lineman though, kind of the tweener.

Irish.Ca
11-03-2009, 02:26 PM
Hope Nix comes to ND. But if he doesn't, I hope he commits soon anyways so we can make a major push on another front and add a crown jewel somewhere.

Domer4ever
11-03-2009, 03:17 PM
Hope Nix comes to ND. But if he doesn't, I hope he commits soon anyways so we can make a major push on another front and add a crown jewel somewhere.

I agree. Nix is the only DT I would take at this point. I would rather save a couple scholarships for top end talent that have a major interest in the Irish than to land either Gaston or Allen. IMO I dont see either of them as better then our current young backup players in Cwyner, Stockton, or Hafis Williams.

BGIF
11-03-2009, 03:47 PM
I don't know about the best, he is up there though. Ethan Johnson was highly regarded coming out of high school and he is now playing lights out. Filer was really good, don't know if he is considered lineman though, kind of the tweener.

You're correct on Johnson he was the #2 DE with a Rivals 6.0 Rating.

Nix is #7 DT with 5.9 Rating.

Cwynar was #12 DT with 5.9 Rating

IrishAddiction
11-03-2009, 04:49 PM
Nix does matter, as does taking two more DT recruits (Nix counting as one of them.). Weis didnt get the dlineman early, last year only signed one. we need to take at least 4 pure defensive lineman in this class IMO. Nix saying "he cant explain ND" is a good thing. ND is impossible to put into words.

dyrtdogg
11-03-2009, 05:17 PM
I agree. Nix is the only DT I would take at this point. I would rather save a couple scholarships for top end talent that have a major interest in the Irish than to land either Gaston or Allen. IMO I dont see either of them as better then our current young backup players in Cwyner, Stockton, or Hafis Williams.

ND doesn't need them to be better necessarily (although it would be nice). What they do need is for them to be comparable and to provide depth on the line, which has been a problem for a while.

IrishAddiction
11-03-2009, 05:37 PM
Specific reasons we need nix and another DT. We currently have none on board for 2010. Found a neat article from ISD talking about our DL recruiting vs. the other elite programs. Link below.

Notre Dame Football - ND DL Recruiting Vs. The Elite (http://irishsportsdaily.com/blogs/smittys-blog/1214-nd-dl-recruiting-vs-the-elite)

jason_h537
11-03-2009, 11:16 PM
Weird quote: "I don't even know..."

Is he saying ND isn't recruiting him as hard? Or maybe their offer isn't available anymore? Weird.

It read more like he couldnt put into words how he feels about ND. The satff is recruiting Nix very hard and they feel very good about him from what i have read. It appears that Miami is not recruiting him anymore. He has not talked to them since the USC game.

BGIF
11-04-2009, 02:33 AM
So summarizing the past 20 or so posts, Miami (there's more than one UM folks) isn't recruiting him anymore but he's going to sign with them and he can't put into words what he thinks about ND although he visited twice on his own dime.

???

jason can you summarize his status in a single post using more than sentence to do so.

jason_h537
11-04-2009, 02:37 AM
LOL. I say he ends up at Notre Dame. Is that enough of a summary?

BGIF
11-04-2009, 02:47 AM
LOL. I say he ends up at Notre Dame. Is that enough of a summary?

I like it a lot better than the 20 preceeding messages.

Brown
11-04-2009, 03:54 AM
I think Nix is more of a true Nose Tackle (which we need, and bad) than Cwynar is.

Cwynar is more of a run stopping/pass rushing hybrid body type. Nix is a big ox you throw in the middle of a defensive line, to gobble up blockers.

I think Nix is at the very top of Tenuta's big board.

texas fighting irish
11-04-2009, 12:39 PM
Hope Nix does sign with us.

WabashFalcon
11-04-2009, 05:44 PM
A true Nose plays only in a 3-4 scheme. Instead, we have two DTs... of which Nix would be fantastic.

mgriff
11-04-2009, 07:12 PM
For what it's worth, Haubert thinks ND still has a very good shot with Nix. Very last question is about Nix. Chat: Scouts Inc.'s football recruiting chat - SportsNation - ESPN (http://espn.go.com/sportsnation/chat/_/id/29243)

jason_h537
11-04-2009, 11:08 PM
A commitment is not binding. You have to recruit kids the whole year through. Committed players should be in constant contact with recruiters. The fact that Nix has not been in contact with Maimi in 2 weeks shows how Miami feels about his committment

wyvrn
11-05-2009, 07:14 AM
A commitment is not binding. You have to recruit kids the whole year through. Committed players should be in constant contact with recruiters. The fact that Nix has not been in contact with Maimi in 2 weeks shows how Miami feels about his committment

Who else is recruiting Nix that we need to be worried about?

Brown
11-05-2009, 07:46 AM
A true nose can play in 4-3 as well -- they're golden in running downs and goaline packages.

Anyway, I read a fantastic article over at ISD about Nix. Seems like the kid has come a very long way.

He quit his football team several times his Fr. year ... and was just an overweight 15 year old who the coaching staff turned into one of the most sought after recruits in the country 4 yrs later. He also had grade issues, but those drastically improved his senior year.

This sounds like a special kid -- but a kid that wouldn't surprise anybody if he commits and decommits several times to multiple schools. This one is going to go down to the wire. Also, the coaching staff is going to earn their paychecks keeping this kid on the up and up, imo.

iMANTIusc
11-05-2009, 02:57 PM
New ESPN article on Nix. Talks about he grew up in bad area but coaches and football turned him around. This is what he said about Notre Dame:

Growing up, Notre Dame was something I didn't know too much about. It was all about the Floridas and the Miamis and Florida States. My mentor told me I needed to go ask somebody, ask my counselor, who is Notre Dame, just tell them you got offered by Notre Dame and look at their reactions. I talked to a lot of people and said I got offered by this school and that school and this school, and I brought up Notre Dame and their expressions just changed like wow, you got offered by Notre Dame. That's when I came to find out it had to be something special."

Nix got to see for himself in late June, camping at Notre Dame for three days. He took an official visit to the Irish campus in September for the Michigan State game, and returned again in October for the USC game.

"I know now that I can fit in at Notre Dame."



Says that he still doesnt know where he will go and make a decision shortly after the season ends, and when he makes the next decision it will be final.

irishandy
11-05-2009, 09:05 PM
I can see him choosing Irish.

texas fighting irish
11-09-2009, 02:44 PM
I am praying he does pick ND we truely need some run stoppers.

irish73102
12-01-2009, 09:45 PM
steve whilflong from isd is on the phone with him right now HE HAS COMMITED TO NOTRE DAME BOYS N GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!

NDinL.A.
12-01-2009, 09:46 PM
Nix just committed to ND, per ISD's Steve Wiltfong!!!!

Wow, finally some good news. Back to having 18 commits LOL...

irish73102
12-01-2009, 09:49 PM
THANK YOU LOUIS NIX

OCIrish
12-01-2009, 09:49 PM
Not sure how this happened, but it's at least some good news for a change. Now if we could just get a HC to commit to the Irish, we'd be in business.

DirtySecret
12-01-2009, 09:51 PM
Welcome aboard Nix.. Thank you for considering us for so long.. Glad to watch you in blue and gold for years to come..

Polish Leppy 22
12-01-2009, 09:51 PM
WOW. great news.

completely out of left field. last thing I'd expect to happen this week.

beautiful.

HereComeTheIrish
12-01-2009, 09:52 PM
Hell yes!!!! Thank you Mr. Nix!!!

Tate the Great
12-01-2009, 09:59 PM
I feel like Louis must know something that we don't. The timing of this is just plain out weird. I think he must know who the next head coach will be...IMO a great hire is coming soon. Thanks for being the indicator species, Louis Nix.

Tate the Great
12-01-2009, 10:00 PM
Welcome aboard, Louis!!!! :)

bert2834
12-01-2009, 10:00 PM
WOW, just WOW.

Not much else to say!

Welcome aboard! Hope other recruits follow suit!

NDinMemphis
12-01-2009, 10:02 PM
Awesome news!!!! Welcome Louis!

NoJusticeNoPeace
12-01-2009, 10:07 PM
Talk about surprising!

fitz_bu47
12-01-2009, 10:08 PM
We really needed this, thank you and welcome Louis!!

jakerbluegold
12-01-2009, 10:11 PM
FANTASTIC NEWS! Thanks for choosing the Irish Louis, and good luck!

GoIrish41
12-01-2009, 10:12 PM
I feel like Louis must know something that we don't. The timing of this is just plain out weird. I think he must know who the next head coach will be...IMO a great hire is coming soon. Thanks for being the indicator species, Louis Nix.

Completely agree. Nobody outside a guy who had very limited options would commit to a D1 school without knowing who the coach was going to be. We'll all have that information very soon IMHO.

WabashFalcon
12-01-2009, 10:14 PM
Wait... what the hell just happened?


Christmas? Early?

jakerbluegold
12-01-2009, 10:15 PM
I certainly hope so. We don't want to be reading mindless rumors for the next few weeks, only to be disappointed.....again.


IT HAS TO BE STOOPS!

jakerbluegold
12-01-2009, 10:19 PM
Why does Rivals have him committed to Miami on 12/1/2009?

Irishlew
12-01-2009, 10:32 PM
Come on back Mr. Martin...Nix is the DT we've been missing for years.

NoJusticeNoPeace
12-01-2009, 10:32 PM
IT'S RANDY SHANNON!

BGIF
12-01-2009, 10:33 PM
hallelujah chorus Notre Dame - Google Videos (http://video.google.com/videosearch?sourceid=navclient&rlz=1T4ACGW_enUS343US343&q=hallelujah+chorus+Notre+Dame&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=bN8VS6yXGI6QtgePs_XjBA&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CBQQqwQwAw#sourceid=navclient&rlz=1T4ACGW_enUS343US343&q=hallelujah+chorus+Notre+Dame&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=bN8VS6yXGI6QtgePs_XjBA&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CBQQqwQwAw&qvid=hallelujah+chorus+Notre+Dame&vid=-1169910863655032333)

Irishlew
12-01-2009, 10:34 PM
He's been a silent commit since the USC game.

NDinL.A.
12-01-2009, 10:45 PM
Great interview, just said he's 100% committed, no more visits. He called the coaches from LSU and FL and told them the news today (props to him for manning up); nice to pick up a kid from the south over Liar and Miles. Said he wanted to commit for weeks, even months, but finally pulled the trigger after talking with coach Alford today.

This is refreshing news in a tough time for Irish fans!

(And props, once again, to CW and the staff for selling the school, not the staff)...

Junkhead
12-01-2009, 10:47 PM
Wow. It's probably been said, but the fact that he committed now makes me pretty certain that he was told who the next coach will be. That is even more amazing than Floyd committing right after we got destroyed by U$C.

DirtySecret
12-01-2009, 10:52 PM
Great interview, just said he's 100% committed, no more visits. He called the coaches from LSU and FL and told them the news today (props to him for manning up); nice to pick up a kid from the south over Liar and Miles. Said he wanted to commit for weeks, even months, but finally pulled the trigger after talking with coach Alford today. This is refreshing news in a tough time for Irish fans!

(And props, once again, to CW and the staff for selling the school, not the staff)...

One reason I would like to see Tony Alford stay. He can recruit!!

NDisme
12-01-2009, 10:57 PM
I thought the same thing, very intestingI feel like Louis must know something that we don't. The timing of this is just plain out weird. I think he must know who the next head coach will be...IMO a great hire is coming soon. Thanks for being the indicator species, Louis Nix.

Irishlew
12-01-2009, 11:18 PM
Wow. It's probably been said, but the fact that he committed now makes me pretty certain that he was told who the next coach will be. That is even more amazing than Floyd committing right after we got destroyed by U$C.

is it more amazing then Te'o committing after we got beat by 'Cuse in a foot of snow?

texas fighting irish
12-01-2009, 11:25 PM
Wow was having a bad week with Martin gone and no coach but Nix picking Notre Dame makes it all better.

ACamp1900
12-01-2009, 11:26 PM
This is shocking!!

IrishFanForLife
12-01-2009, 11:29 PM
Wow this is great news during a tough week. thanks to charlie and staff for selling the school. The timing of this is weird though. Do you think he knows something, or am i looking to much into this and maybe he just wanted to go to nd really badly?

vernfootball1
12-01-2009, 11:32 PM
this sorta made it sound like he just wanted to go to nd really badly Notre Dame Football - No Coach, No Worries, Nix Commits (http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/recruiting/football/1442-no-coach-no-worries-nix-commits)

IrishInFl
12-01-2009, 11:33 PM
Wow! We really needed interior line help. Lost a big one today, but got a great player in a position we needed. Welcome to Notre Dame Louis! Go Irish!

jason_h537
12-01-2009, 11:34 PM
Saw it at Rivals and couldnt believe it. Its amazing NDcan get a commit without a coach.

Skuch22
12-02-2009, 12:16 AM
Yes! this is sweet

Tate the Great
12-02-2009, 12:32 AM
I may be way off, but it's just something for everyone to think about.

Nix may be coming to ND because he knows Urban Meyer will be our next coach. UF was recruiting Nix and he was there for the game last weekend. Why does this matter you may ask? There is always the possibility Urban talked to him and told him he will become the next coach at Notre Dame. This would explain the timing of the commitment, right after his visit to UF. Any thoughts?

The Polish Irishman
12-02-2009, 12:34 AM
Great Pickup..could get reps next year and that is why he is coming to ND. Oh..and that whole ND degree thing

Tate the Great
12-02-2009, 12:38 AM
Great Pickup..could get reps next year and that is why he is coming to ND. Oh..and that whole ND degree thing

You may be right, but why would he wait until now to announce? I just still find the timing weird...

IrishFanForLife
12-02-2009, 12:43 AM
You may be right, but why would he wait until now to announce? I just still find the timing weird...

maybe admissions and just got cleared today, but i agree with you odd timing

HawaiianIrish
12-02-2009, 01:13 AM
Awesome. Nix u da man. U committed to a univeristy and not a coach.

Dacian_Irish
12-02-2009, 01:39 AM
Maybe he has been waiting on admissions to clear him?

Maybe the coach to be would only come to ND if we would give him 3 or so players that wouldn't qualify otherwise. So to prove we are serious admissions go through.

In the next couple of days the new coach will be announced.

(just a theory, no inside info)

chyrspchuck
12-02-2009, 03:29 AM
so awesome, very excited, we needed some good news today.

BGIF
12-02-2009, 04:00 AM
Per ESPN afflieate ISD:
Under Armour A DTLouis Nix decommitted from Miami-FL Tuesday and switched to ND after Nix received a visit from Irish assistant coach Tony Alford.

"He told me about the situation with the coaches, and he said if he wasn't going to be there, he thought I should still go there, and that Notre Dame was the best school for me. For someone to tell me that, who possibly wouldn't be coaching me, that's something worth listening to. No more visits, no more nothing. I'm 100-percent."


Offers include MIA, UF, FSU, UM CLEM, S.C., ILL, BC, MISS.

Polish Leppy 22
12-02-2009, 09:13 AM
We need 3 more Louis Nix's and 4 more Teo's

Big23Head
12-02-2009, 09:32 AM
Awesome pick up. I will say that the 'Weis' staff has truly impressed me with the honor towards ND. Not to say I would have expected anything else but this is a particularly stand up coaching staff IMO.

Riddickulous
12-02-2009, 03:47 PM
YES.

This will make up for that traitor Chris Martin.

GOLDENISTHYTATE
12-02-2009, 03:56 PM
Florida cranks out athletic D-linemen and I am so happy to hear Mr. Nix has joined the family. This also proves what kind of recruiter Alford is.

jason_h537
12-02-2009, 04:12 PM
YES.

This will make up for that traitor Chris Martin.

there is really no need to bash Martin, he loved Weis as did his parents and that was the biggest reason he committed. As long as he aint a Trojan i will still root for him. His decommit is different that Hunters or Trattou's, Its hard to go to a school during a coaching change.

IrishChris209
12-02-2009, 04:15 PM
there is really no need to bash Martin, Its hard to go to a school during a coaching change.

LoL is this not what NIX did?

NDinL.A.
12-02-2009, 04:17 PM
there is really no need to bash Martin, he loved Weis as did his parents and that was the biggest reason he committed. As long as he aint a Trojan i will still root for him. His decommit is different that Hunters or Trattou's, Its hard to go to a school during a coaching change.

Martin told the USC Scout reporters a month ago he was decommitting from ND, regardless of whether we fired CW or not, but he asked them to keep it on the down low, and they kept his wishes. These were their words that they posted online.

But hey, this is Nix's thread, so let's celebrate his decision to come to the great university, and we'll take this discussion over to Martin's thread (I'll post what I just wrote over there as well). And since Nix decommitted from Miami, it's kinda hypocritical to bash Martin for decommitting when we are celebrating Nix...

vernfootball1
12-02-2009, 07:35 PM
Just saw a video on espn recruiting where the guy being interviewed actually said nix was a better prospect than martin, obviously they both play positions of need, but any thoughts on nix being a better prospect than martin?

also compared to vince wilfork on rivals although everyone probably knew that

JefMaj
12-02-2009, 07:50 PM
Just saw a video on espn recruiting where the guy being interviewed actually said nix was a better prospect than nix, obviously they both play positions of need, but any thoughts on nix being a better prospect than martin?

My fiancee says I'm a better me than me.....

vernfootball1
12-02-2009, 07:51 PM
hahaha sorry had a little typo fixed it though

IrishAddiction
12-02-2009, 10:40 PM
ND is a great school. He knows he didnt commit to a coaching staff, but a school. And for a top notch education and university you cannot beat ND ever.

That being said, Welcome to the ND family Louis! Glad to have you on board!

irishtrain
12-03-2009, 12:45 AM
Saw this info last night and it was quite impressive news. I hope Mr Nix has articles written about him in the future that he signed before we even had a coach and became an All American. How can you not ask coach Alford to return after this. Nice-very nice. Plus his backs did a good job this year. Way to go Tony Alford.

Maddog77
12-30-2009, 09:34 AM
Per an article in ISD, he said he will receive an in home visit with BK in January and that BK and he have spoken recently about how he will fit into BK's plans at ND. He noted that BK's comments to him were great whether you were an uncommitted or committed player and that BK sounded like a great guy.

IrishInFl
12-30-2009, 11:40 AM
It's pretty hard to think that Nix was ever a thug U commit.

irish4ever
12-30-2009, 12:23 PM
It's pretty hard to think that Nix was ever a thug U commit.

Yeah, he probably woke up in a cold sweat one night and thought "what the hell was I thinking when I committed to thugmanship?!?"

NDinMemphis
12-30-2009, 02:47 PM
Per ESPN players to watch article:

"Who is the biggest "upside" guy?



Louis Nix might be that guy. He is a defensive tackle going to Notre Dame. He's one of those guys who will always have to be very conscious of his weight, but in terms of overall athletic prowess and the tools to be a dominant player at the next level, he's got the goods. He's explosive. He's big. He can anchor. He's going to garner double-teams, which is obviously gonna keep people off linebackers, and that's been Notre Dame's biggest issue. They just didn't have those difference-makers up front. He could be that."

mbeckha
12-30-2009, 02:52 PM
Per ESPN players to watch article:

"Who is the biggest "upside" guy?



Louis Nix might be that guy. He is a defensive tackle going to Notre Dame. He's one of those guys who will always have to be very conscious of his weight, but in terms of overall athletic prowess and the tools to be a dominant player at the next level, he's got the goods. He's explosive. He's big. He can anchor. He's going to garner double-teams, which is obviously gonna keep people off linebackers, and that's been Notre Dame's biggest issue. They just didn't have those difference-makers up front. He could be that."

If that analysis is correct that would be hard!

WabashFalcon
12-30-2009, 03:05 PM
If that analysis is correct that would be hard!

Nonononono... I'm hard.

GOLDENISTHYTATE
12-30-2009, 03:58 PM
I don't know why, but my favorite thing about this kid is that he wears glasses in all of his football recruit profile shots. He's gonna be the Kurt Rambis of college football, but with more athletic ability

NDsuperfan09
12-30-2009, 04:24 PM
How quickly people forget Tyler Stockton too. I mean we will run the 3-4 next year, but in a couple years we could go back to a 4-3 with Stockton, Nix, Lewis-Moore, and Johnson/Leuders which would have the potential to be very good.

JKhrome1ND
12-30-2009, 04:28 PM
wow this is a big boy (Nix) !! i hope we get him here.

fitz_bu47
12-30-2009, 04:36 PM
I agree Golden, I love that he wears glasses and is always smiling when I see him going through drills....I love him already.

NDOM
12-30-2009, 05:32 PM
How quickly people forget Tyler Stockton too. I mean we will run the 3-4 next year, but in a couple years we could go back to a 4-3 with Stockton, Nix, Lewis-Moore, and Johnson/Leuders which would have the potential to be very good.

NO! GODDAMN NO!!!!! Pick a fucking defense and stick with it for christ sake. I'm tired of the 3-4 this year then the 4-3 next year and ya know what......Lets use the 3-4 again after that. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOO! Pick a fucking defense and LEARN the goddamn thing. Thats all I got to say bout thaaat.

JefMaj
12-30-2009, 05:36 PM
I'll pick the one that gets to the QB....

Junkhead
12-30-2009, 06:10 PM
wow this is a big boy (Nix) !! i hope we get him here.

He has already verbally committed to ND.

WabashFalcon
12-30-2009, 07:32 PM
NO! GODDAMN NO!!!!! Pick a fucking defense and stick with it for christ sake. I'm tired of the 3-4 this year then the 4-3 next year and ya know what......Lets use the 3-4 again after that. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOO! Pick a fucking defense and LEARN the goddamn thing. Thats all I got to say bout thaaat.

NDOM... we can use both depending on situations. 3-4 base with a shift to 4-3 on run/Nickle downs. We have started churning out depth so we could flip back-and-forth depending on situations.

johnnykillz
12-30-2009, 08:23 PM
NDOM... we can use both depending on situations. 3-4 base with a shift to 4-3 on run/Nickle downs. We have started churning out depth so we could flip back-and-forth depending on situations.

*I can't wait to see where this goes...:waiting:

NDinL.A.
12-31-2009, 12:47 PM
Some notes from ESPN on day 2 regarding Nix:

Hurricane rivalry
11:01 a.m. ET -- Louis Nix (Notre Dame) makes a move and gets past Shane McDermott (Miami) in a battle of current Miami commit (McDermott) vs. former (Nix). Nix follows it up with a good move on James Stone.

Terrific tandem
11:31 a.m. ET -- Louis Nix and Todd Chandler have been playing well as a tandem inside and continue to give the interior of the offensive line fits.

Kid is ballin'!

(Sadly, so is Josh Shaw. Can't believe the kid went from saying ND was his dream school growing up, even rooting against his own brother when SDSU played at ND, to dropping ND after his visit. Damn. In interviews, he actually seems like a great kid, but I digress. He did get beat on a TD late :bbanana:)

IrishInFl
12-31-2009, 02:01 PM
Can someone give me an update on how Riggs is doing? When I saw him live he sucked, so I would like to see if he is really worthy of being at an all star game.

TDHeysus
12-31-2009, 02:13 PM
NO! GODDAMN NO!!!!! Pick a fucking defense and stick with it for christ sake. I'm tired of the 3-4 this year then the 4-3 next year and ya know what......Lets use the 3-4 again after that. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOO! Pick a fucking defense and LEARN the goddamn thing. Thats all I got to say bout thaaat.

hahahaha....you know ND has a coaching carousel...new defensive and offensive schemes o' plenty at ND. 3-4, 4-3, how about a 52-stack defense?

ND goes thru numerous philosophy changes during their 3-5 year coaching cycles. Therefore, continuity is not a component in any of them.

NDOM
01-31-2010, 01:08 PM
AWESOME!

DirtySecret
01-31-2010, 01:11 PM
AWESOME!

What rock did you crawl out from underneath? Nix has been commited..

NDOM
01-31-2010, 01:11 PM
What rock did you crawl out from underneath? Nix has been commited..

Sorry. Wrong thread. I know he's been commited.

BGIF
01-31-2010, 01:18 PM
Sorry. Wrong thread. I know he's been commited.


And it's still AWESOME!

Committing with no head coach.

irishff1014
01-31-2010, 02:43 PM
With him committing to this school with out a coach means he really wants to play here and that says alot about him.

redsox4441
02-02-2010, 10:46 PM
rumors on UM campus that he's thinking about switching? anyone else heard that?

vernfootball1
02-02-2010, 10:57 PM
Just confirmed on ISD he cannot wait to get up to ND, he said people up at ND are going to push him to become a great person, he said there is so much talent that hey have to win

TerryTate
02-02-2010, 11:02 PM
Get him in pads and let him hit people immediately

NoJusticeNoPeace
02-02-2010, 11:05 PM
Yeah they don't have to be football players. Just put pads on him and having him go on an attacking spree across Michiana.

The Polish Irishman
02-02-2010, 11:41 PM
He will be on Mike Frank's Power Hour tomorrow along with a host of other recruits