Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o: #3 pick in NFL Draft?

If you’re a fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars, K.C. Chiefs and Cleveland Browns, it’s time to start thinking NFL Draft.

Expectations are always high for both Manti Te’o and Notre Dame.

Te’o, an inside linebacker who graduated from the same high school as President Barack Obama, is one of those all-worldly college football recruits that earn the highest ratings possible from every recruiting service imaginable. Both ESPNU and the Sporting News rated him the top defensive player, and 2nd best player, in the nation. His recruiting process was highly publicized, and his final two choices were the ND and USC.

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Notre Dame Olympians competing in London 2012

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There’s much more to Notre Dame Fighting Irish competing in the London 2012 Summer Olympics then Mariel Zagunis, the U.S. flag bearer at the opening ceremonies. Here’s today’s daily update:

Former 10-time Notre Dame All-America distance runner Molly Huddle (’06) competed in the finals of the 5,000-meter run on Friday night, capping a historic performance by Fighting Irish athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.

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Former Notre Dame DE Aaron Lynch transferring to South Florida

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Skip Holtz has beaten the university that made his dad, Lou Holtz, a legend once again. Yes, just like in the 2011 season opener, South Florida got the best of Notre Dame. Apparently, super soph Aaron Lynch is taking his talents to Tampa.

ESPN’s sources indicate Lynch wants to be closer to his family and his girlfriend. The Cape Coral, FL native is coming home.

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Notre Dame loses top DE, stellar soph Aaron Lynch

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Notre Dame defensive end Aaron Lynch has left the Fighting Irish football team and will transfer to another school at the end of the spring semester, the University announced today. This is a huge loss as Lynch was the jewel of Brian Kelly‘s first ND recruiting class and figured to be the Irish most powerful and best d lineman this fall.

Lynch was a top rated recruit who committed to Notre Dame, de-committed in the wake of the Declan Sullivan tragedy, and then committed again to the Irish. He also dominated last year’s spring game.

“Aaron recently approached me about his desire to leave Notre Dame and return to Florida,” Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly said.

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