Another commitment to the Irish early in the recruiting cycle has strengthened our hold on the Chicago area, and adds to the foundation of kids I talked about in my previous post.
Sean Cwynar, a defensive tackle out of Marian Central High School in Woodstock, IL (just north of Chicago), committed to the Irish.
This pickup is big for two reasons. (1) It shows that the Irish are serious about reestablishing themselves as the school of choice for Chicago kids (2) defensive tackle was a HUGE need for the Irish, and they missed on some big time recruits here last year.
This class already has some big bodies to fill in the trenches, and a tall wide receiver to keep up the talent level at offensive skill positions.
What I'd like to see next from Weis & Company is a big time linebacker commitment. Such a commitment could really provide some momentum for this class, and allow this class to become a defensive-oriented top 10 class, which would be a great balance with the past two years' offensive classes.
The rest of the positional battles are coming soon - I had midterms this week, and I'll devote some time to finishing them over Spring Break next week.