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Pleading for their 5th: Part II

Ragone's spot appears in jeopardy as class grows

Part II of our review of each 5th-year candidate as the still-growing 2011 recruiting class begins to pinch the prospective seniors' return to South Bend.

Note: With 23 verbal commitments and counting, the pool for 5th year applicants in 2011 has thinned. In today's two-part column, we break down the case for each: Click here for Part I Will youth be served? Two career backups along the O-Line offer security and more on-field value than (most) potential commitments waiting in the wings: Guard/Tackle Andrew Nuss: Deemed the line's "swingman" by... Recommended Stories