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If your call came from an area code outside of Louisville, or you weren't programmed in Brandon Newman's phone, there was a time when he wasn't taking your call. As Notre Dame struggled through a 3-9 season this fall, coaches from other major programs continually called the 6-foot-1, 305-pound four-star nose tackle from Pleasure Ridge Park High, questioning his verbal commitment to the Irish.

Reporters were doing it as well. "They're still trying," Brandon Newman stated. "The thing is, I stopped answering my phone." Recently, that hasn't stopped everybody. "Kentucky's head coach Rich Brooks stopped by the school to speak to my mother, she is a teacher there, to ask about me," Newman began. "She was real up front with him and told him exactly where I was going for college, and that...

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