- Tom Luginbill, ESPN Staff Writer
Often times in this crazy world of recruiting, players can become over-hyped, overrated and unfairly projected to be stars at the next level or even beyond. Is this the case with California phenom QB Jimmy Clausen of Oaks Christian-Westlake Village, who verbally committed to Notre Dame this past weekend?
I've been a highly-touted quarterback, and I've coached some highly-touted quarterbacks, and I will be the first to say that few players at the high school level over the last 10 to 15 years at any position have possessed as much polish and physical ability as Clausen is blessed with having. His tools are rare and unique, and the sky is the limit for him.