One Less Day Til Football Season, No. 40, Dan Vitale

ST. PETERSBURG FL - SEPTEMBER 28: Manager Joe Maddon #70 of the Tampa Bay Rays talks with ESPN analyst Dick Vitale just before the start of the game against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field on September 28 2010 in St. Petersburg Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Alright, washed my hands of the PSU thing. Now let's get back to this stuff.

No. 40, Dan Vitale, Freshman, Superback

Who he be: Dan was a running back for a squad that went to the Illinois State Championship at Wheaton Warrenville South. However, somewhat of a weird running back: 6-foot-2, 220 pounds, while decently fast, not running back fast. He's probably the only NU recruit I've ever watched play a high school game - his team was playing on the TV next to my table on a slow night at McGee's. As a weird-ish running back, he earned two stars out of high school and his other offer was from Central Michigan. NU will have him playing superback, which seems like a good fit.

Let's get the Danny V jokes out of the way: Yes, he's going to be a diaper dandy this year. He's awesome, baby. He is a prime time player. Note the lack of enthusiasm, because I am dying on the inside here.

Looking forward: Vitale seems to have the frame of a Drake Dunsmore type player. Now, he just needs to work on, well, everything: his size/strength, catching ability, speed, and un-tackle-ability, the things which made Dunsmore special. I don't expect him to play this year, but it wouldn't be that crazy, considering NU is looking for someone to replace Dunsmore's production.

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