On the heels of the close of last year's recruiting season, the new recruiting season is off to a strong start.
Mike Golic, Jr., son of former Notre Dame football player Mike Golic (and nephew of former players Greg and Bob Golic), is unsurprisingly the first to commit to the Irish. In fact, if the latest in the long line of Golics had considered anywhere else, I would have been surprised.
Golic Jr., listed at 6'4" 260 lbs., is slated right now as an offensive lineman. With his family history, however, I wouldn't be surprised to see him move to the other side of the ball and follow in the footsteps of the rest of his family. His father, one half of the ESPN radio and ESPN2 morning show Mike and Mike in the Morning (my personal favorite morning show when I get up that early), said that his son plays with a defensive mentality and a bit of a mean streak - much like his father and uncles before him.
Coach Weis and staff seem to be getting better and better at locking down the players that Notre Dame should get. I also believe that, while Golic Jr. was clearly the caliber of player Notre Dame looks for, Weis would have offered him regardless. He understands how much history and tradition means to this team, and the addition of another Golic keeps the tradition alive.
Golic has another son, Jake, who will be coming out next year. I expect that he will be offered and will likely be Irish as well.
Coming soon: Spring positional battles