So linebacker Kendall Moore committed -- verbally, which equals non-binding -- to Notre Dame on Saturday afternoon in North Carolina. Don't, though, be surprised if you hear him waver before Signing Day.
Considering in an interview with Irish Illustrated on the day he signed he discussed taking other official visits, that doesn't sound like quite as firm a commitment as Notre Dame would like. When asked if he still wanted to take his official visits, this was Moore's response. "Yes sir, definitely," Moore told Irish Illustrated. "I felt like this is the start of my decision. I'm still going to wait throughout the whole season and see what goes on. I haven't talked to coach Weis about it, but I think that's pretty much accurate."
Moore went on to say he'd only take the visits if it was fine with Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis.
That can't sit too well with the fifth-year coach, though, who decreed after he lost Greg Little, Chris Little, Justin Trattou and, arguably, Arrelious Benn on or just before Signing Day in 2007 that "if you're looking, we're looking."
As the adage from assistant college football coaches goes -- getting a commit essentially means you're the prohibitive leader for a guy and that you have a really, really good chance of signing him.
In this case, that might be more true than ever before.