Notre Dame football recruiting: Solving the numbers game
football's scholarship count has become is Mormon missionary/future
freshman safety Chris Badger.
The original member of the 2010 recruiting class concludes his work
for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on March 6, and
perhaps not a moment too soon.
Badger's older brother, Troy, reports the 20-year-old Provo, Utah,
product was recently robbed at gun point while doing his mission work
in the Andes Mountains in Ecuador.
"Chris said they made off with $2 and his shoes," Troy Badger said.
"He said that time slowed down, and for a split second, he thought he
was going to have to go after the gun.
"But he said he stayed calm and ended up just giving up his shoes so
things wouldn't escalate."
Upon returning home, Badger will train for three months either at a
combine-training facility outside Utah or at a gym in Salt Lake City,
where some local NFL players work out in the offseason. He'll
re-enroll at ND in June with most of the 2012 recruiting class.
Nose guard Sheldon Day and cornerback Tee Shepard are the exceptions.