April 2, 2007

Rudolph takes in Irish scrimmage

Kyle Rudolph ended the recruiting process last week when he verbally committed to Notre Dame. On Friday, the 6-foot-7, 220-pound tight end from Cincinnati, Ohio visited South Bend to check out a couple Irish spring practices.

"It was real cool," said Rudolph about watching the Irish run through a scrimmage. "They ran 80 plays on Friday and I got to watch that on the field. I was able to listen in on the play calls."

Observing Notre Dame up close gave Rudolph a glimpse of his future playing Division I college football.

"It was definitely like a foreign language," he said about the Irish play calls. "The game was faster and they definitely have a lot more plays (than in high school)."

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