June 28, 2007

It's official: Irish add Johnson

Chad Carlson expected a quiet night at home on Wednesday.

What the head coach at Lincoln High School in Portland, Ore., got was a non-stop stream of phone calls about his standout defensive end Ethan Johnson. The 6-foot-4, 266-pound athlete was fresh off a camp stop at Notre Dame that finished with a verbal commitment to the Irish, but Johnson immediately left South Bend for vacation with little confirmation coming directly from the nation's No. 48 overall prospect.

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