Cierre Wood, a redshirt-freshman, is flipping sides of the football and will start the 2010 season in the defensive secondary.

Wood, a former four-star running back recruit our of Santa Clara High School (CA), was recruited heavily for both the offensive and defensive backfield. In fact, USC former head coach Pete Carroll called Wood "one of the best defensive back recruits" he had ever recruited.

This news means that Armandon Allen likely continues to be the top dog on the tailback depth chart, with a combination of Robert Hughes and Jonas Gray behind him. Don't rule our freshman Cameron Roberson, whom received the highest praise of any incoming newcomer from Brian Kelly.

-On the recruiting front, according to Irish Sports Daily, the Irish secured their first verbal in the 2011 class as defensive-end prospect Brad Carrico (Dublin, Ohio) committed to Kelly and his staff on Saturday. The 6"6-275 pound lineman has discussed playing both sides of the trenches with the current staff. No matter where he ends up, he will bring a fiery passion for the game of football-something that Charlie Weis' players seemed to lack for the most part.

-The Notre Dame Pro Day has been set for next tuesday, March 23rd at noon. Among the notable players taking part are Sergio Brown, Paul Duncan, Kyle McCarthy, and James Aldridge with David Grimes and Asaph Scwhapp returning from the '08 squad to take part in the drills.

Golden Tate will attend but will most likely only take part in a select number of drills. Jimmy Clausen has chosen not to participate.