Friday, January 29, 2016

Notre Dame uses big rig as part of recruiting pitch

The Notre Dame football program apparently has learned something that we’ve already known for a long time. 

Tractor-trailers are cool.

And in the correct setting, they can be very impressive and impactful.

Notre Dame is hoping its 18-wheeler was impressive enough to land one of the top high school football players in the country.

In an effort to entice wide receiver Demetris Robertson to sign with their program, the Fighting Irish parked the big rig covered in Notre Dame artwork outside the five-star recruit’s Savannah, Ga., home on Thursday, Jan. 28.

The less than subtle flirtation by the Notre Dame program seemed to produce immediate results. Robertson posted a video of the semi at 5:09 a.m. Thursday. He used two exclamation points, and a “GoIrish” hashtag.

Yep. Tractor-trailers are cool.

Now, Notre Dame just has to hope Alabama, Florida or Georgia Tech don’t promise to let Robertson drive their big rigs before National Signing Day on Feb. 3.