Bruton Glad To Speak With Weis

David Bruton

Miamisburgh, Ohio defensive back David Bruton has been waiting for a call for a few weeks. The 6-2, 180-pound safety prospect and current Irish commitment has been waiting to hear from anyone from Notre Dame's new coaching staff and that waiting ended on Monday. Bruton said he was thrilled to speak with new Irish coach Charlie Weis on Tuesday and excited to learn more about where the Irish are headed.

"I did talk to coach Weis," said David Bruton. "It went real well. My first impression is that he's a good man. He knows what he wants to do and he knows how to do it."

We asked David if coach Weis had any answers for him about the defensive side of the ball.

"He told me he was going to interview the coaches that are already there and see if any of them want to be part of this," said Bruton. "He said he didn't have his staff in place yet.

"He told me he was definitely looking for some hard-hitting guys on defesne. He wanted speed and as much as he could get at the skill positions."

We asked David if he had any questions for coach Weis.

"I asked him if he wanted me as a linebacker," Bruton said. "Some schools have said they liked me there. He told me unless I ate like a horse and got up to 230, he didn't see that happening at all."

The top safety prospect went to visit Wisconsin this past weekend and the Badgers made quite and impression. Where do the Irish stand now?

"I'm still committed to Notre Dame," Bruton said. "I have to take my time and give it some thought, but my heart is still at Notre Dame."

Bruton says he hasn't scheduled any in-home visits with Notre Dame at this point.

"He didn't talk about that so I'm not sure if that will happen," he said. "Wisconsin was here last night. He was here last week as well."

We asked Miamisburgh, Ohio native if he felt better after talking to coach Weis.

"It was reassuring to know that they have a coach and what he's about and have an idea of what he wants to do." said Bruton. "It showed me that he had a lot of character to call me, even though I'm already committed. He took the time to tell me how he views things and I liked that."

Bruton says he's waiting to see how the Notre Dame coaching staff shapes up at this point.

"I'll wait and see who they get and talk to him before I make my final decision," he said.

Has this been hard on Bruton?

"Oh man, you don't even know," Bruton said. "It's been the toughest three weeks of my life."

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