My son’s going to Notre Dame! You hear that, Johnny?

December 20, 2009

This is the greatest site these eyes have ever seen

Brian Kelly’s presence is already making an impact on Notre Dame fans and recruits. Kelly just nabbed DB Austin Collinsworth from Fort Thomas, KY. The 6’o 180 pound safety, whose HS team just won the Class 5-A football championship, selected the Fighting Irish over Cincinnati, Harvard, Kentucky,¬†Louisville, Oregon, Stanford and Vanderbilt. Collinsworth said he committed to Notre Dame because of Kelly.

He always liked Kelly, but felt Cincy wasn’t the right program for him. So when Kelly announced his new position at Notre Dame, Collinsworth’s eyes lit up.

“Since then he’s kind of been by favorite coach, but Cincinnati wasn’t a program I wanted to play in,” Collinsworth said. “That wasn’t a program for me but when he went to Notre Dame I thought it could be a perfect situation. I was very happy when he called.”

When he met the coach, he felt a connection. So much so, he wanted to commit. If the last name sounds familiar to you, it should. Austin is the son of famed commentator and former NFL player Chris Collinsworth. On a side note, Austin was not offered a scholarship from his father’s alma mater, Florida.

You can check out Collinsoworth next month as he was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

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