A friend who was at the College Football Hall of Fame luncheon today just called, confirming what was posted over on NDN (and possibly what was speculated upon in this morning's SBT): that a "national recruit" was having a 8:30 AM presser tomorrow at the Hall to "announce something"...
UPDATE: and it looks like the cat is out of the bag...
Top prep QB Clausen to verbally commit to IrishGetting Holtz to announce your decision, and holding your commitment press conference at the College Football Hall of Fame? That's what they call making an entrance.
By Tom Friend
ESPN The Magazine
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Jimmy Clausen, the most acclaimed California prep quarterback since John Elway, will verbally commit to Notre Dame on Saturday, ESPN college football analyst Lou Holtz said.
Holtz reports that Clausen, a high school senior-to-be, will make his announcement at 8:30 a.m. at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend. According to sources, Clausen chose the Irish over USC so he could be mentored by coach Charlie Weis; he is now the front-runner to replace the graduating Brady Quinn as Notre Dame's starter in 2007.
Somebody gag Beano.