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The long wait for Brock Lesnar’s long-lost brother to pick a college football program is over.
OK, Parker Boudreaux is not really Lesnar’s brother (as far as we know), but he looks almost exactly like him and could easily pass as family.
If you haven’t seen or heard of Parker, check out the similarities from some of his recruiting visits earlier this year.
On Thursday, Boudreaux — a 6-foot-4, 287-pound offensive guard ranked as a three-star prospect in the Class of 2016 in 247Sports’ composite rankings — made it official by committing to Notre Dame.
He reportedly had narrowed his choices recently to Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Clemson, Florida and Georgia Southern — I don’t know who’s in charge of recruiting the Orlando area for Georgia Southern, but they did a hell of a job to even be a finalist for Boudreaux along with those other schools — before picking the Irish, but he could have gone almost anywhere. Look at his official offer list: Alabama, Auburn, Ohio State, Oregon, Penn State, Ole Miss, Michigan State, Miami and many others, not including the aforementioned finalists.
Two other thoughts on this:
1. Boudreaux announced his commitment through an exclusive video with Bleacher Report. It’s a really well-produced video and kudos to B/R since fans obviously like this stuff. That aside, come on — we’re getting out of control with these recruiting “scoops.” It’s a teenager choosing a college. If you want to break that news exclusively and produce a story for the Internet to link back to, by all means have at it — it’s smart business and we all get it. But just reveal the damn school (not to mention the risk involved in these elaborate reveals with fickle teenagers who can easily change their minds, as B/R already got burned once).
This video teased it for two full minutes, had Boudreaux pull a 16,000-pound bus to reveal the Fighting Irish logo and then ended with him staring into the camera and saying with a fake-tough tone, “South Bend, get ready for me.” If nothing else, though, at least this cements Notre Dame’s leadership position on pompous recruiting announcements.
2. Also: I am all-in on the Parker Boudreaux era. Where do I find my seat on the bandwagon? Anyone who chooses his college by pulling a 16,000-POUND BUS and then tells the town to “get ready for me” has stones of steel and will be awesome for college football. I’m praying to Touchdown Jesus both Boudreaux and Notre Dame are fantastic over the next four-plus years.
Teddy Mitrosilis works in content production at FOX Sports Digital. Follow him on Twitter @TMitrosilis and email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.