Notre Dame seemed to be honed in on a kicker. His name was Justin Hopkins from out of Texas. Hopkins seemed to like the Irish. But, the Irish gave him a timetable for a decision. The time passed and no decision was made. That was just fine for another Texan. His name is Nick Tausch. The Irish offered and the kicker committed.
The 6'1, 180 Tausch was offered a scholarship on Tuesday and immediately committed. He becomes verbal commitment number 9 for the recruiting class of 2008. He is from Jesuit High in Dallas, Texas.
Regarding why he chose Notre Dame, Tausch said, "Just the overall tradition that it has. Great academics, great coaching staff. To me it seemed like the No. 1 university to go to."