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Newman's Stock Is On The Rise

Notre Dame has struggled to sign top defensive linemen over the past several years, but the drought appears to be over. The Irish already have commitments from five elite defensive linemen this year. Brandon Newman of Pleasure Ridge Park High School (Louisville, Ky.) is one of the five, and he's excited about his future at Notre Dame.

At the beginning of the year there weren't a lot of people outside of Louisville that had heard of Brandon Newman (6-foot-1, 300 pounds), but that has certainly changed. Scout.com recently released their player rankings for the 2008 recruiting class and Newman was listed as the No. 6 defensive tackle in the country. "I know there are a lot of good players out there, but it's a great honor...

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