June 29, 2006

Nuss commits to ND on return trip

Notre Dame needed time to evaluate Andrew Nuss.

The offensive lineman from Ashburn, Va., moved much faster on the Irish.

Notre Dame offered the 6-foot-5, 283-pound Nuss a scholarship soon after his summer camp visit to South Bend, which the Stone Bridge High School standout accepted less than a month later during a return visit to the Irish program this week, according to coach Mickey Thompson.

"He did commit to Notre Dame," Thompson said. "I had a feeling he was going to do it when he went back. He just wanted to take one last look instead of doing it over the phone."

In Nuss the Irish have picked up their first commitment along the offensive line, although the Notre Dame staff has at least floated the idea of working the Virginia prospect at defensive tackle, arguably the biggest need position in the 2007 recruiting class. Thompson said most programs recruited Nuss as either an offensive tackle or offensive guard.

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