Brian Kelly lands major prospect Matt James for Notre Dame
By: Sean O'Shea | Published Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 1:05 PM | Updated Friday, September 9, 2011, 9:29 PM
Mission accomplished for Brian Kelly
after prized recruit Matt James gave the nod
Dame over Ohio State
James, a huge 6-foot-8, 290-pound offensive lineman, was ranked in the top 100 national prospect by Rivals.com
His letter of intent arrived Wednesday morning, gladdening Kelly's heart.
"This was one of those we felt like we really needed," Irish coach Brian Kelly said after James signed. "The offensive line is a position that clearly needed some strengthening. Matt James
is a guy that can come in and physically compete right away. A real good get late in this process."
"It was a really tough decision," James told Cincinnati Enquirer
reporter Mike Dyer
page. "I like the situation of being in the first class with coach (Brian) Kelly there."Notre
Dame also received official letters of intent from linebacker Kendall Moore
and athlete Danny Spond