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  • '08 CA TE Joseph Fauria (Signed LOI to ND)

    Joseph Fauria - TE (6'7"/242lbs)
    Crespi HS (Encino, CA)

    Combine
    Forty: 4.75
    Bench Reps:
    Bench Max: 250
    Squat Max: 360
    Shuttle:
    Vertical: 30"
    GPA:

    Star Ratings
    Rivals:
    Scout:

    Statistics
    2006
    -Receiving: 11 Games 22 Rec 329 Yds 4 TDs

    Rankings and Accolades
    2008 Rivals 250
    Rivals #9 TE
    Scout #14 TE

    Schools of Interest:
    Notre Dame (Solid Verbal)
    UCLA
    Oregon
    USC
    Colorado

    Media
    Crespi Carmelite Athletics Site



    Last edited by GoshenGipper; 06-25-2007, 02:30 PM.

  • #2
    I think that he more than likely knows about how CW uses tightends. Being the nephew of one of CW's players might help out a little, but not a great deal. Seeing how CW uses them is what sell kids.

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    • #3
      I agree. ND is now "Tight End U" Any big time TE would be crazy not to want to play for charlie.
      God, Country, Notre Dame

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Trippero View Post
        Any big time TE would be crazy not to want to play for charlie.
        Cough, Stoneburner, Cough
        The man behind the machine that is MMJ

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        • #5
          Fauria's interest in ND may be enough to get him an offer shortly. There was some thought that he was a Colorado lock, and that may have been the reason why he had not been offered.

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          • #6
            6'8 and 242? Dude is already built for college. He's even bigger than Rudolph. Imagine both Rudolph and Fauria in the red zone? That's gotta be a scary thought for safeties

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            • #7
              I just watched his video on Rivals and I move for an Immediate offer and unofficial visit.

              The last video he talks a little bit about ND and Charlie Weis...He mentions the 3 schools that haven't offered that he would like to get one from is Notre Dame, USC, and Miami...spoke very well on Notre Dame

              http://notredame.rivals.com/viewpros...=59015&sport=1

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              • #8
                Article mostly about his visit to Stanford and how much he loved it. You can tell he's turned off by SC's lack of interest in getting to know him and make him a priority. Near the end of the article it talks about his uncle and how he played for Weis....I think we'd be in his top 3 if offered for sure. The question remains though will we offer another 6'7 TE or wait for Blake Ayles who i like is SC's anyway.

                http://story.scout.com/a.z?s=109&p=2&c=632664

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Irishknight1023 View Post
                  Article mostly about his visit to Stanford and how much he loved it. You can tell he's turned off by SC's lack of interest in getting to know him and make him a priority. Near the end of the article it talks about his uncle and how he played for Weis....I think we'd be in his top 3 if offered for sure. The question remains though will we offer another 6'7 TE or wait for Blake Ayles who i like is SC's anyway.

                  http://story.scout.com/a.z?s=109&p=2&c=632664
                  IMO with Rudolph already in the fold they will be selective with the 2nd TE and will take this chnaces through the summer and early fall to get Ayles.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by irishunclebill View Post
                    Fauria's interest in ND may be enough to get him an offer shortly. There was some thought that he was a Colorado lock, and that may have been the reason why he had not been offered.

                    According to Scout, the anticipated ND offer to Joseph Fauria has been extended. There should be an Irish Eyes headline blurb appearing shortly to confirm the offer. If this is confirmed, it is more evidence of playing hardball this year. It is unlikely that ND will take more than 2 TE's in this years class, and with Fauria's offer, there are now 3 TE's with offers (Ayles, Moore, & Fauria) who have all expressed interest in varying degrees in Notre Dame. The first one to jump on the offer may be the only one to get through.

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                    • #11
                      Very happy with this offer....I predict he commits to us..i don't know when but he will and it will be him and Rudolph as ND's TE's this recruiting class. Ayles was USC's anyway and i don't want to wait around just to lose him, Faurias film is great and his the same height as Rudolph. Fauria has known Crist forever and they are friends so having McDonald and Fauria in the mix would help with Crist just that much more.

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                      • #12
                        Fauria is now also listed as an offer by Rivals and thus becomes the 58th member of the Irish Envy 2008 Official Offer List.

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                        • #13
                          Well hopefully this kid will be the second tight end for this class.

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                          • #14
                            B&G has added Fauria to their list as well.

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                            • #15
                              if we got him, imagine having 2 TE's that are 6-7. That is a redzone nightmare

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                              • #16
                                I've heard from somewhere that he was recently measured at 6'9". Is that true? Please say no, because it would be very difficult for him to get low on blocking.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by GoldenDomer3 View Post
                                  I've heard from somewhere that he was recently measured at 6'9". Is that true? Please say no, because it would be very difficult for him to get low on blocking.
                                  How bout moving him to OT?

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Axl Rose View Post
                                    How bout moving him to OT?
                                    Not when you have the hands that he has. The days of moving TE's to OT are over at ND, Weis is only going to bring in top TE's that can both block and receive plus they way ND's recruiting OL why make a player convert to the OL. Plus he wouldn't consider ND if they had a thought of moving him to OL.

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                                    • #19
                                      As indicated in the post by GoIrish, he has committed per Scout. Another solid pick-up

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                                      • #20
                                        He made a surpise vist to the B & G game today. Also according to irisheyes his is now another irish TE in next yrs class!!!! Welcome to the ND family and TE U!!!!

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                                        • #21
                                          He is tall and could be 6-9 according to football height. He was at the game and one recruit said he was 50/50 before the game. Another recruit said he was more then 50/50 for ND. I don't know if they knew something, but he was hanging around the other '08 ND recruits that have committed to ND. Once again a tall kid!!!

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                                          • #22
                                            he has just been reported as irish!!!

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                                            • #23
                                              Wow! Can ND get 2/3 more this weekend or is that just being silly?

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                                              • #24
                                                is this a big commit? Well i know this guy is BIG, but will be be a solid college player, or is his connections with charlie on why he got an offer, he isnt rated my rivals yet and they rated most of the best players

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                                                • #25
                                                  Awesome! Congratulations Joseph, and welcome to the ND family!

                                                  (P.S. I didn't see this one coming at all -- is that another consequence of not having a VC membership? Be honest ...)
                                                  Stoney is a dead man.

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                                                  • #26
                                                    Originally posted by LuckyMex View Post
                                                    He made a surpise vist to the B & G game today. Also according to irisheyes his is now another irish TE in next yrs class!!!! Welcome to the ND family and TE U!!!!
                                                    Yeah, I saw him there. He was kind of hard to miss with his height and hair.
                                                    Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden. They formed the crest of the South Bend cyclone before which another fighting Army football team was swept over the precipice at the Polo Grounds yesterday afternoon as 55,000 spectators peered down on the bewildering panorama spread on the green plain below. - Grantland Rice 1924 :clover:

                                                    :football: Brown, ND's first-year defensive coordinator, played at Michigan."(Brown) said if he would have gotten offered by Notre Dame," Slaughter said, "he would have gone to Notre Dame." :football:

                                                    I like to quote myself - GoshenGipper

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                                                    • #27
                                                      Originally posted by IrishRamMan10 View Post
                                                      is this a big commit? Well i know this guy is BIG, but will be be a solid college player, or is his connections with charlie on why he got an offer, he isnt rated my rivals yet and they rated most of the best players
                                                      Maybe he's not in the same class of talent as Rudolph but not many are. He will be 4 star prospect and is in the current Rivals 250. He's the real deal and not a Charlie favor.

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                                                      • #28
                                                        allright thats all i was really wonderin is if he is 4 star material...thanks

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                                                        • #29
                                                          Originally posted by johnnd05 View Post
                                                          Awesome! Congratulations Joseph, and welcome to the ND family!

                                                          (P.S. I didn't see this one coming at all -- is that another consequence of not having a VC membership? Be honest ...)
                                                          Not this time, I thought there would be a really good chance he might be Irish at some point, but not nesicarily this weekend. In the latest VC thread we did have an IM quote from Fleming that he would be commiting soon along with some info about a possible QB transfer though.
                                                          Last edited by GoshenGipper; 04-22-2007, 01:08 AM.
                                                          Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden. They formed the crest of the South Bend cyclone before which another fighting Army football team was swept over the precipice at the Polo Grounds yesterday afternoon as 55,000 spectators peered down on the bewildering panorama spread on the green plain below. - Grantland Rice 1924 :clover:

                                                          :football: Brown, ND's first-year defensive coordinator, played at Michigan."(Brown) said if he would have gotten offered by Notre Dame," Slaughter said, "he would have gone to Notre Dame." :football:

                                                          I like to quote myself - GoshenGipper

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                                                          • #30
                                                            I figured we'd have a very good chance of landing him, but never this quick. He lists himself as 6'7 and he is very good you should watch his rivals video. Not many are as good as Rudolph for he might be the best TE in this class, but he has offers from LSU, ASU, Stanford, Nebraska, Oregon, UCLA and many others i cannot think of right now. Another big pickup, we are already half way done with our recruiting already. I guess this means good-bye to Blake Ayles, he was USC's anyway but still good enough to wait around for. I see the Dayne Crist connection problably had helped push him even closer to ND.

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                                                            • #31
                                                              Maybe it's just me but after watching video of Fauria he comes off as a taller version of John Carlson. He's going to need to get tougher and stronger and he will with another year of HS and being behind all the other stud TE's that ND has but when it's all said in done I think he will be bigger taller version of John Carlson.

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                                                              • #32
                                                                Originally posted by GoshenGipper View Post
                                                                Not this time, I thought there would be a really good chance he might be Irish at some point, but not nesicarily this weekend. In the latest VC thread we did have an IM quote from Fleming that he would be commiting soon along with some info about a possible QB transfer though.
                                                                Pretty impressive to get that on Fleming. But info on a possible QB transfer????? How about I leave the VC payment in cash under the trashcan behind my house, in an unmarked envelope, and one of you dresses as my landlord and comes to pick it up?
                                                                Stoney is a dead man.

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                                                                • #33
                                                                  Originally posted by IrishRamMan10 View Post
                                                                  allright thats all i was really wonderin is if he is 4 star material...thanks
                                                                  If you're looking for rankings 'reassurance', he is 39th on Scout's West Top100; I would expect him to be a 4* (prob both Scout and Rivals)...fwiw

                                                                  I somehow doubt that his uncle having played for Coach Weis got him an offer; I think that Belichik's kid would need to be a good prospect in order to get an offer.

                                                                  Coach Weis has said it before, and Coach Brown said it great last week:

                                                                  ".....don't care about star ratings" "Give me the dudes that want to play"

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                                                                  • #34
                                                                    Originally posted by RichardRiot View Post
                                                                    If you're looking for rankings 'reassurance', he is 39th on Scout's West Top100; I would expect him to be a 4* (prob both Scout and Rivals)...fwiw

                                                                    I somehow doubt that his uncle having played for Coach Weis got him an offer; I think that Belichik's kid would need to be a good prospect in order to get an offer.

                                                                    Coach Weis has said it before, and Coach Brown said it great last week:

                                                                    ".....don't care about star ratings" "Give me the dudes that want to play"
                                                                    Well said. "FWIW" indeed. All I need to know is that our staff saw fit to extend him an offer -- it's national championships we're after, not recruiting titles, and there's a reason that Charlie Weis is in the business of the former while Mike Frank & Co. are stuck handing out the latter.
                                                                    Stoney is a dead man.

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                                                                    • #35
                                                                      Perhaps our TE's could help out with the hoops squad..
                                                                      Talent on loan from God & LMI

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                                                                      • #36
                                                                        carlson,rueland,yeatman,ragone,rudolph,and fauria can you say te u?

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                                                                        • #37
                                                                          Yes definitly Tight endU but dont forget....as of now our best TE John Carlson wont even see Rudolph or Fauria play.

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                                                                          • #38
                                                                            It would be more fair to say, "Fasano, Carlson, Reuland, Yeatman, Ragone, Rudolph, Fauria".

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                                                                            • #39
                                                                              Anybody see this pretty funny picture posted on HLS of Joseph with his uncle Christian?



                                                                              Young man's done a bit of growing since then, I'd say ...
                                                                              Stoney is a dead man.

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                                                                              • #40
                                                                                Profile updated and pictures added.
                                                                                Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden. They formed the crest of the South Bend cyclone before which another fighting Army football team was swept over the precipice at the Polo Grounds yesterday afternoon as 55,000 spectators peered down on the bewildering panorama spread on the green plain below. - Grantland Rice 1924 :clover:

                                                                                :football: Brown, ND's first-year defensive coordinator, played at Michigan."(Brown) said if he would have gotten offered by Notre Dame," Slaughter said, "he would have gone to Notre Dame." :football:

                                                                                I like to quote myself - GoshenGipper

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                                                                                • #41
                                                                                  Rated as 4 star by Scout

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                                                                                  • #42
                                                                                    WOW could ND actually fill its roster any quicker. I do not recall anytime in the past several years having this many recruits of this calibur already committed. 6'9" TE and he will most likely sit a year and learn, very good deal.

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                                                                                    • #43
                                                                                      It's nice to have some of these guys because ND now building up quality depth that a player Fauria's ability won't be counted on for a couple of years allowing to build and shape his body and game into the best it can be before being counted on.

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                                                                                      • #44
                                                                                        It's nice to read something like this, someone who has absolutley no idea when they're going to commit and days later they do....

                                                                                        http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/news?s...ory_recruiting

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                                                                                        • #45
                                                                                          http://www.crespi.org/newsdetail.asp?NID=152
                                                                                          4/23/2007
                                                                                          NEWSFLASH: FAURIA SCHOLARSHIP TO NOTRE DAME
                                                                                          Junior Tight End Joseph Fauria gave a verbal commitment to play football for the University of Notre Dame. Fauria and his mother, Julie, recently made an unofficial visit to Notre Dame and attended the Blue/Gold Spring Football game for the Irish. While on campus, Joseph met with Coach Charlie Weis who offered Fauria a scholarship last week. Fauria gave his commitment to be a member of the Irish football team in 2008 on Saturday, April 21. Fauria was a first-team All-Serra League selection this past season and is considered by Scout.com as a Top-15 tight end in the country. Fauria also had offers from UCLA, LSU, Stanford, Nebraska, Colorado, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Oregon.

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                                                                                          • #46
                                                                                            He's not as talented as Rudolph but will get there with time he's big too 6-9 man. He's gonna be a red zone threat I think. Charlie got himself a pair of great TE's.

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                                                                                            • #47
                                                                                              Originally posted by irishfan81 View Post
                                                                                              He's not as talented as Rudolph but will get there with time he's big too 6-9 man. He's gonna be a red zone threat I think. Charlie got himself a pair of great TE's.
                                                                                              he's actually not 6-9. mike frank did an interview with him on power hour a few weeks back and fauria claimed that not to be his height. i think he said he was 6-7, but you'd have to listen to find that out for sure.

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                                                                                              • #48
                                                                                                Yeah he stated on Power Hour weeks ago he was definently not 6-8 or 6-9, but that he was 6-7 maybe 6-7 1/2. Everyone sleeps on him because he's in the shadow of Rudolph. But let me tell you this, he plays a very tough schedule and watching his film I noticed A) If the kid can get low and block that good on HS undersized lineman im pretty sure he can get under 6-5 D-Ends in college. B) Catches everything that comes his way (On others having seen him and evaluated him say he's got Glue hands.) and not on film observation... C) Has a great ND attitude and work ethic.

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                                                                                                • #49
                                                                                                  Irishknight1023 I completely agree and with all the talent that ND has at TE they can take there time with him. He's got insanely good hands and has good not great speed but has great footwork. Time is on his side to toughen up and get stronger but he's a guy that everybody expects to get taller and bigger and while he most likely will never be in the class of talent of Reuland, Ragone and Rudolph but he will be a damn good player that will be a Red Zone monster.

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                                                                                                  • #50
                                                                                                    Q&A with Joseph Fauria...

                                                                                                    BlueandGold.com // Q&A: Joseph Fauria

                                                                                                    BGI: Some people speculate that you might eventually become a tackle because of your size. Would you ever be interested in that?
                                                                                                    JF: No. If people know who the Mackey Award winner was last year, Matt Spaeth from Minnesota, he was 6-7, 270. He did pretty well at tight end. If that doesn't answer the (tackle) question, I don't know what will.


                                                                                                    -----Maybe that can quiet the people that keep saying he'll be an OT and sleep on his TE skills.
                                                                                                    Last edited by Irishknight1023; 06-22-2007, 06:26 PM.

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