Chris Salvi has gone from walk-on to special teams ace to scholarship player at Notre Dame. Is there another Salvi among the Irish's new walk-ons? (The answer, technically, is yes.)
Notre Dame just released the names and numbers of five walk-ons who joined the team this spring. They are:
No. 67: Kevin Carr,DE |6-7,325| junior (Nashville, Tenn./Montgomery Bell Academy)
No. 17: Charlie Fiessinger,QB| 6-1,185 |sophomore (Mason, Ohio/Moeller)
No. 63: Grant Patton,DE |6-6,256 | senior(Louisville, Ky./Saint Xavier)
No. 94: Dominic Romeo,DE| 6-6,245| junior(Turlock, Calif./Pitman)
No. 84: Andre Smith,WR| 6-2,190| sophomore (Davie, Fla./North Broward Prep)
And, as my pal Dan Murphy at BlueandGold.com points out, Will Salvi, Chris' younger brother, had already been added to the roster as a cornerback. The 5-10, 176-pound younger Salvi wears No. 36, will have senior eligibility this fall and, like big brother, hails from Lake Forest, Ill., and went to Carmel Catholic.