On his way: Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen is poised to quit the Fighting Irish

Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen is poised to quit the FIghting Irish.

Clausen has already sold his home in preparation for the move.

In addition, Clausen and his family posed for pictures after last week's defeat against Connecticut at the annual Senior Day.

Senior day, of course, is recognition of each member of the Fighting Irish playing in their final home game.

Clausen is on schedule to graduate early—he was an early enrollee—and he appears a cinch to be drafted in the Top 10 of the NFL Draft in April.

Glancing at his statistics and given his unmistakable fortitude, one can hardly scoff if he were to decide to enter the draft.

Clausen's stat line reads like a practical joke: 23 touchdowns with just four interceptions and nearly 3400 yards passing. Capping his impressive numbers, he boasts an astonishingly-high 67.3 completion percentage.

Watching him during pre-game warmups, I was struck by how big he was. Perhaps it was because I was seated in the 10th row of Section 3—usually I am seated much higher up—but his sturdy frame appears ready to take a beating on the next level should he be drafted by a team with a dearth of quality offensive linemen to protect him.