Florida continues to pour schadenfreude fuel on Notre Dame this morning by poaching New Jersey zillion star recruit Justin Trattou from Weis' back pocket--a guy that Weis should have had dead to rights, what with Charlie always flaunting his Jersey credentials by driving around the Camaro, eating the canoli, and making the cameo appearances in Kevin Smith movies. (In reality, Charlie only likely does one of these. However, we guess he does it very, very well.)
Trattou had surprisingly lucid reasons for the switch:
"In a 3-4, they'd want me to play rush end or outside linebacker, and while that's tempting, that's not really where I see myself," Trattou said. "I've always been a down lineman and that's what I prefer. At the end of the day, that makes a big difference."
A 4-3 defense--now that's something you won't see in South Bend.
The Trattou-theft brings Don Meyer's tally of poached verbals to what we believe is a total of seven thus far. If recruits were flowers--and in some grand metaphorical sense, aren't they, brothers and sisters?--we'd celebrate like this.
SEVEN!!! SEVEN POACHED VERBALS AH AH AH AH!!!!