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Svoboda
04-08-2008, 02:15 PM
Offensive Guard
Fremd High School (Palatine, IL)

Links of Interest:
Rivals Profile (http://www.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=79431&sport=1)

Ht: 6-foot-6
Wt: 285 lbs

Svoboda
04-08-2008, 02:16 PM
Kid showed up at the April Junior Day. Will be a major D1 prospect along the line next year and hopefully very interested in Notre Dame.

IrishGrizz
04-08-2008, 02:23 PM
This is the type we will make some great inroads with- being there and showing mutual interest early, so when he blows up nationally, he will have a reason to want to stay Irish!

Svoboda
06-13-2008, 10:30 PM
Lombard is coming back in for the upcoming camp. Hmm, sounds like we have someone with legit interest here.

Svoboda
06-16-2008, 10:35 PM
Lombard is coming back in for the upcoming camp. Hmm, sounds like we have someone with legit interest here.
Lombard was indeed at camp today and was said to be very impressive.

IrishGrizz
06-17-2008, 09:44 AM
I love this - 2 times in a few months- good interest, or maybe we have a true Irish fan!!!

zimmsbg78
06-18-2008, 09:52 AM
Iowa and Michigan both offered Lombard after very strong showings at each camp. He has also been to Notre Dame, where the coahces told him that they were very impressed with his showing. he plans to visit all three schools again later in the year.

notredomer23
06-18-2008, 09:59 AM
He will be a Septemer 1st offer. Bank it

IrishR#1
06-23-2008, 10:45 AM
He will be a Septemer 1st offer. Bank it

And in 8 to 12 months later, a commit.

NDgrandson
06-23-2008, 11:52 AM
http://notredame.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?pr_key=79431
http://vmedia.rivals.com/IMAGES/PROSPECT/PHOTO/CHRISTIANLOMBARDAC200.JPG

NDgrandson
06-23-2008, 11:58 AM
http://notredame.scout.com/a.z?s=109&p=8&c=1&nid=3800938
http://media.scout.com/media/image/55/559734.jpg
http://media.scout.com/media/image/55/559733.jpg

SpanishElite
06-23-2008, 12:31 PM
Good looking kid. Looks very lean for being 285.

dyrtdogg
06-24-2008, 10:26 PM
A headline on Lombard's profile on Scout says that he received an offer. Take it for what its worth.

Svoboda
06-24-2008, 10:31 PM
Scout is reporting he has been verbally offered.

irishunclebill
06-27-2008, 05:52 PM
23- want to try for 2. :nanana:

Jiggafini19
07-25-2008, 12:00 PM
People here in the Chicagoland area, specifically the Mid Suburban League of which Lombard's school Fremd is a part of, have told me and others that Lombard might have been the best OT in the state last year as a sophomore.

Keep in mind that Illinois produced current Illinois freshman Graham Pocic, Florida freshman David Young from Edwardsville, Michigan verbal Michael Schofield and Providence Catholic's Patrick Ward.

IRISH52
07-25-2008, 01:18 PM
C. Lombard will receive 25-30 offers as a junior. We need to get him down to campus on every appropriate occasion as the competition for him will be fierce. But fear not, in the end he will be a Domer! Still hoping to get Motta, Ward and certainly Nixon. Those 3 give up a top 3 recruiting class.

stew654
07-25-2008, 03:11 PM
C. Lombard will receive 25-30 offers as a junior. We need to get him down to campus on every appropriate occasion as the competition for him will be fierce. But fear not, in the end he will be a Domer! Still hoping to get Motta, Ward and certainly Nixon. Those 3 give up a top 3 recruiting class.


You would have to add in Lalalota and acouple more to get that top 3....def top 10 i would believe.

zimmsbg78
09-16-2008, 08:15 AM
Christian enjoyed his unofficial visit to ND this past weekend. He loved how energetic the crowd was and the rowdiness that they displayed. He had fans telling him to come to ND. He will unofficially visit scUM and Iowa druing the season as well.

Jiggafini19
10-17-2008, 10:48 AM
Say him play a couple of weeks ago. He's as advertised as far as I could tell. Does what he's supposed to do against lesser high school talent. He dominated his guy.

He's huge, too. Very lean. I tought he played harder than Barrington's Dan Doering (Iowa) did when he was a senior.

People in the Mid Suburban League continue to tell me he was probably the best OT in the state as a sophomore, which would have put him ahead of Graham Pocic, Michael Schofield and Patrick Ward at the time.

SpanishElite
10-18-2008, 07:42 PM
Say him play a couple of weeks ago. He's as advertised as far as I could tell. Does what he's supposed to do against lesser high school talent. He dominated his guy.

He's huge, too. Very lean. I tought he played harder than Barrington's Dan Doering (Iowa) did when he was a senior.

People in the Mid Suburban League continue to tell me he was probably the best OT in the state as a sophomore, which would have put him ahead of Graham Pocic, Michael Schofield and Patrick Ward at the time.

Hopefully he turns out alittle bit better than Doring has been for Iowa! haha :bigsmile:

Jiggafini19
10-23-2008, 12:58 PM
Lombard seems bigger and a bit nastier than Doering was.

They're both from upper class Barrington, so you never know with those guys. The silver spoon factor comes into play.

zimmsbg78
10-24-2008, 08:16 AM
Christian is unofficially visiting scUM for the MSU game this weekend...stays in contact with Jeremy Jackson (2010 scUM verbal committ)...Indiana and Purdue have extended offers.

zimmsbg78
11-07-2008, 11:15 AM
Christian up to 15 offers including scUM, ND, Iowa, Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana, UNC, Duke, Nebraska, Arizona, Illinois and Stanford. No favorites...has been to games so far at ND, Iowa and scUM.

mikejND
01-01-2009, 05:58 PM
I think this is good for us... Lombard is no longer considering Michigan, and is close to commiting to a school.. Wisconsin, Iowa, ND are among his finalist. Says academics will be a big factor :bigsmile:

Griff Cannon
01-01-2009, 06:38 PM
I think this is good for us... Lombard is no longer considering Michigan, and is close to commiting to a school.. Wisconsin, Iowa, ND are among his finalist. Says academics will be a big factor :bigsmile:

Thats great if its true, I haven't been able to find anything on 2010 recruits for the most part.

irishunclebill
01-01-2009, 06:44 PM
Thats great if its true, I haven't been able to find anything on 2010 recruits for the most part.

Lombard apparently told Josh Humboldt, who is a scUM recruiting guy, that they were out of the picture for him.

IrishR#1
01-01-2009, 08:47 PM
Lombard apparently told Josh Humboldt, who is a scUM recruiting guy, that they were out of the picture for him.

Let's hope they hear that from a lot of other top recruits.

IrishKnight1023
01-01-2009, 10:13 PM
It'd be nice to get these dominos to start falling.

laxkid23
01-02-2009, 10:03 PM
Say's its between us, Iowa and Wisconsin; it's ending soon. He sounds extremely enthused about us.

stonebreakerwasgod
01-02-2009, 11:12 PM
I'll take Chance and Lombard early on. Come on down boys!

laxkid23
01-03-2009, 03:37 PM
Just said at the AA game that he's going to wind up going to Notre Dame. He's wearing an ND hat I believe.

ND_Ownz!
01-03-2009, 03:40 PM
Was just about to post same thing... "He's gonna end up @ ND"
Wonder if that was a slip up on his part.

Specnatz
01-03-2009, 03:41 PM
Tom Lemmings just said he will be attending Notre Dame so I guess his is a Verbal now. Lemming hardly ever says stuff without it being confirmed.

domerdude
01-03-2009, 03:42 PM
Ill take it, make it official Mr Lombard.

laxkid23
01-03-2009, 03:44 PM
Well they said he'd end it soon. And he does rave about us.

publicola
01-03-2009, 03:52 PM
Ill take it, make it official Mr Lombard.

Apparently he did:

http://notredame.scout.com/2/826925.html

ND_Ownz!
01-03-2009, 03:58 PM
Ill take it, make it official Mr Lombard.
Yep he did


Five-star offensive tackle Christian Lombard told Irish Eyes on Friday afternoon that he would be verbally committing to Notre Dame, but the standout from Wm Fremnd High in Palatine, Ill., wanted to keep it undercover so he could make his pledge on the day of Saturday's game.


http://notredame.scout.com/2/826925.html

ND_Ownz!
01-03-2009, 04:01 PM
can i get a numa numa?
:P

Dayton_Domer
01-03-2009, 04:04 PM
Welcome Christian!

laxkid23
01-03-2009, 04:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60og9gwKh1o

Here you go ND_Ownz!

irishziggy
01-03-2009, 04:09 PM
Yep he did



http://notredame.scout.com/2/826925.html

welcome to the family Christian. big pickup!!

irishziggy
01-03-2009, 04:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60og9gwKh1o

Here you go ND_Ownz!

lol gets me everytime

ND_Ownz!
01-03-2009, 04:10 PM
Wrong Numa tho :P

Here is correct one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIwaW626zJw

mlcspinner
01-03-2009, 04:20 PM
'10 has begun

Doomsday Device
01-03-2009, 05:57 PM
Obviously a huge pickup. He's ranked as a top-10 player in Scout's first rankings for 2010. Might be the highest rated recruit since Clausen.

http://recruiting.scout.com/a.z?s=73&p=9&c=4&pid=88&yr=2010
The best thing about this ranking is that ND has a decent chance with at least 4 other players in that top 10.

stonebreakerwasgod
01-03-2009, 06:15 PM
The game was bad so I took a nap and taped it. I can't believe I missed a commit. Poop.
Anyways...great news (if not surprising).

stew654
01-03-2009, 06:34 PM
Any video on the commit out there?

IrishR#1
01-03-2009, 07:05 PM
Oh hell yeah! I'm psyched about this commit. We've got a five star already at a major position of need. Let's get things rollin' here. I want to see a few more offered guys commit.

SouthernIrish
01-03-2009, 07:08 PM
I'm with stoney. I just fastforwarded through most of the game. Damn. I can't believe I missed it. I'll have to go back and watch it again. I'm totally psyched! Welcome!!! Is he a LOT or ROT? This boads very well for '10

IrishKnight1023
01-03-2009, 07:08 PM
Earliest commit I've seen. Very nice...

Blue 44
01-03-2009, 07:44 PM
Hokey Smokes...What a nice surprise. Welcome Christian!!!!!

stonebreakerwasgod
01-03-2009, 08:05 PM
He was standing in a line with 5 other guys from his recruit class and was mentioned that he was going to ND.

SpanishElite
01-03-2009, 08:07 PM
Congrats! This is a huge pickup. Great start to get such a great young player from the Chicago area at a position of need (OT) Congrats to Christian. Its a big day in his young career.

Coyote King
01-03-2009, 09:31 PM
Awesome news...so when does he lose a star? Welcome aboard, bring some more O and D trenchmen with you.

Griff Cannon
01-03-2009, 09:40 PM
This is great, are there any other prospects at his high school we may be looking at?

laxkid23
01-03-2009, 10:18 PM
He's already in the AA game next year.

Irish Legend
01-03-2009, 11:32 PM
Awesome news...so when does he lose a star? Welcome aboard, bring some more O and D trenchmen with you.


I was thinking the same thing! It's hilarious how ESPN and Rivals do that every year! And nobody ever mentions that except here and other ND sites.

SpanishElite
01-03-2009, 11:38 PM
I was thinking the same thing! It's hilarious how ESPN and Rivals do that every year! And nobody ever mentions that except here and other ND sites.

Ehh I dont know. Every fan base (Bama, FSU, UF, UM, and LSU) cry about that every evaluation period on Rivals. Whatever. Who cares about stars it all balances out.

KamaraPolice
01-03-2009, 11:42 PM
I was thinking the same thing! It's hilarious how ESPN and Rivals do that every year! And nobody ever mentions that except here and other ND sites.

Every year, without fail, once the top player in the country commits, a (shockingly) uncommitted player emerges as the new #1.

However, Christian is one of 10 5-stars on Scout and one of Rivals top 10 players in the nation to receive an early bid to the AA game next year. Guys like Heaps and Chris Martin and Henderson join him in that company. So I think he is a consenus top player for 2010.

Welcome Mr. Lombard, we only get to celebrate so many 5-star recruits each year.

NDgrandson
01-04-2009, 12:18 AM
This is the first time I've hopped online all day. I watched the AAA game and saw Lombard and heard Lemming mention he'd be going to ND but I am very glad to see it confirmed. Hopefully we get a handful in the days and weeks ahead. Not getting Nixon makes the OT position CRITICAL for the class of 2010. Hopefully they can be EEs. Interesting that the players Lombard was talking to were Cwynar and Robinson, our last EEs.

NDGirlzRock
01-04-2009, 12:52 AM
Welcome Christian...great choice!

Sparks inda Loo
01-05-2009, 05:07 AM
Great start to a new recruiting cycle. I heard Christian has to change his last name to Golic, can anyone confirm?

Good to hear that he wants to recruit for ND.

During the All American game they mentioned an 8th grade QB that was there for the Football U Camp. He's already 6 feet tall and wanted the recruiting "experts" to get word to Charlie that he wants to go to ND.

KamaraPolice
01-05-2009, 05:50 AM
Great start to a new recruiting cycle. I heard Christian has to change his last name to Golic, can anyone confirm?

Good to hear that he wants to recruit for ND.

During the All American game they mentioned an 8th grade QB that was there for the Football U Camp. He's already 6 feet tall and wanted the recruiting "experts" to get word to Charlie that he wants to go to ND.

haha, well i cant wait to watch the 7-foot wonder break all of jummy clausens records in ten years.

KamaraPolice
01-05-2009, 05:52 AM
Oh, I saw the 6 foot and transposed that with his grade, I thought he was 11 years old. 8th grade is still young to be telling kids they're tops at their position though.

IrishGrizz
01-05-2009, 04:54 PM
He will be a Septemer 1st offer. Bank it


And in 8 to 12 months later, a commit.

#1, way to call it!!! Reps.

Now, do it again! :rofl:

IrishGrizz
01-05-2009, 05:04 PM
Awesome news...so when does he lose a star? Welcome aboard, bring some more O and D trenchmen with you.

:rofl:

zimmsbg78
01-06-2009, 10:54 AM
More on Christian's committment...........

http://www.southbendtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090104/SPORTS13/901040398


Chicago-area offensive tackle Christian Lombard became the first player to commit to Notre Dame's recruiting class of 2010 when he made public what he told Irish coach Charlie Weis on Friday.

The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Lombard, in San Antonio as part of the Junior Combine, made his choice known during the game.

"I knew in my head (Notre Dame) was the best fit for me," said Lombard, a junior at Fremd High School in Palatine, Ill. "It was a no-brainer."

Lombard also was announced as a participant in next year's Army Bowl, but before then, he has a senior season to play, and perhaps serve as a recruiter for other Chicago-area standouts, many of whom Notre Dame is involved.

"I'm obviously going to promote Notre Dame," Lombard said Saturday afternoon via cell phone.

Lombard plays right tackle in high school but that's because the team had a left-handed quarterback, whose blind side Lombard protected.

Left? Right? It doesn't matter to Lombard.

"I'll play whatever they want me to play," Lombard said. "I could care less."

Lombard also had been involved with Wisconsin, Iowa and Michigan. Since recruiting began to heat up for Lombard, he told himself that when he knew which school was right, the time would be right.

irishmarine
01-06-2009, 05:18 PM
chicago is full of talent so i hope he is already on the horn to other prospects, glad to have him on our side too

Jiggafini19
01-08-2009, 10:12 AM
The first time I saw him play was as a sophomore and seeing him, you couldn't help but "just know." It certainly doesn't take a football genius to know he's going to be a very solid player in college. By all accounts I am told he works hard, he's smart and he is fundamentally sound to say the least.

irishmarine
01-09-2009, 04:10 PM
hopefully he can recruit well too

Gold&Blue
03-19-2009, 10:43 PM
He isn't even in the top 250 on rivals,thought they rank off who has the most offers.

ndlb41
03-20-2009, 09:43 AM
any news of christian lately? I don't like loseing track of our guys after they commit, and it's been awhile since i've heard anything on him on GH.

IrishCalves
03-20-2009, 10:27 AM
Its more or less the media chasing the hot story. Its not "new news" when he's already made his decision.

ndlb41
03-20-2009, 12:30 PM
well that sucks!! I just don't want to lose track of "our" kids. I gues we will hear more about him when his senior year of ball starts.

Doomsday Device
03-22-2009, 12:16 AM
What's there to update about? He hasn't been to any camps or combines recently and his football season has been over for a while. And he's (hopefully) not talking to other schools so there aren't any changes in his recruitment.

KamaraPolice
03-22-2009, 07:47 AM
well, there is a little news, albeit old news being recycled with new news.

http://www.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=926046


when you look at the names makes you wonder why he's not getting any respect. not that it's entirely important to be on a 250 list; he knows his talent and he has the offers to prove it.

irishunclebill
05-07-2009, 05:46 PM
Rivals sure doesn't like Christian Lombard, or Chance Carter for that matter.

They have finally assigned ratings to some of the non R250 recruits, and Lombard received the lowest rating of anyone they evaluated with an ND offer. They ranked him as a 5.6/3*, which is the mid-3 star ranking.

Carter may be even lower than that as he has yet to be rated. That may mean he will be a 2 star, or they just have not finished an evaluation for him. In addition to Carter, Shembo and Priester are the only other ND offered recruits that have not been ranked.

They kept Montana as a 5.8/4* even though he was dropped from the R250. In the positional rankings Nick is rated just behind Andrew Hendrix in the PQB category. Since Hendrix is #200 on the R250, that means they have Montana just out of the R250. Pete Thomas is right behind Montana as the #13 PQB.

Here is a link to the entire Rivals list, but remember their Offer List is not completely accurate.

http://notredame.rivals.com/offerlist.asp?SID=961&Sport=1&Year=2010&School=55

morrdave9
05-20-2009, 10:22 AM
Free ISD article about Christian - talks about recruiting the Chicago area and Coach Verducci:
http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/index.php?option=com_resource&controller=article&article=429&category_id=7&Itemid=83

NDgrandson
05-20-2009, 10:02 PM
Free ISD article about Christian - talks about recruiting the Chicago area and Coach Verducci:
http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/index.php?option=com_resource&controller=article&article=429&category_id=7&Itemid=83

No mention of Fido in that article. Get on it Christian.

Off topic - Can strength and conditioning coaches recruit? It seems like they should be visiting the early commits to get them motivated and in shape. Also, Jackson loved talking to Mendoza and may want to be a S&C coach down the road. His presence on a HS campus would be quite imposing too. Are the players working out with him everyday or is it somewhat like HS where you have to do it on your own during certian times of the year? I hope Aldridge is getting his workouts in in England.

irishunclebill
06-28-2009, 08:28 PM
Lombard will be at camp on Tuesday, not clear whether he is participating, or just observing.

jbrown_9999
06-28-2009, 09:28 PM
No mention of Fido in that article. Get on it Christian.

Off topic - Can strength and conditioning coaches recruit? It seems like they should be visiting the early commits to get them motivated and in shape. Also, Jackson loved talking to Mendoza and may want to be a S&C coach down the road. His presence on a HS campus would be quite imposing too. Are the players working out with him everyday or is it somewhat like HS where you have to do it on your own during certian times of the year? I hope Aldridge is getting his workouts in in England.
I would think that S&C coaches are treated like GA's. Probably cannot visit. May not be able to phone out. But can talk when on campus. Not sure about inbound calls.

grokster
06-28-2009, 09:30 PM
Nice to see Mr Lombard helping out.

therizz
07-02-2009, 08:29 AM
How did Lombard like the one day camp? Did he come away impressed?

NDisNCin2010
07-02-2009, 08:57 AM
whats with the 3 star treatment from rivals?
wasnt he a 5 star? maybe 5 star on scout?

wicket
07-02-2009, 09:07 AM
whats with the 3 star treatment from rivals?
wasnt he a 5 star? maybe 5 star on scout?

they never really liked him on rivals although I feel he will still end up a four star player over there.

Jiggafini19
08-28-2009, 09:06 AM
Great article in today's local Daily Herald. I'll get to see him play plenty this year.

http://football.dailyherald.com/story/?id=316910

Jiggafini19
09-14-2009, 04:08 PM
Ladies and gents, the way this kid has played in the first three games of the year, he might take a fourth star from Rivals and shove it directly in their gee gees. If people thought he lacked a "nasty" streak, they should head out to the next Fremd game because if Lombard keeps playing like he has in the first three games some of the kids in the Mid Suburban League had better hope Obama gets this health care thing rolling faster.

They're going to need it.

Very impressive to start off the first third of the regular season. He's really getting after people.

Jiggafini19
09-18-2009, 10:25 AM
Big win over Rolling Meadows last night for Fremd, 21-20.

Lombard and the OL had another solid performance as RB Evan Wright ran for 193 yards on 30 carries.

Fremd is 4-0 and should win their next four games, setting up an regular season finale with cross town rival Palatine.

grokster
10-14-2009, 02:00 PM
With all the recruiting hype going on, it's good to remember that we have landed a truly great OT prospect in Christian Lombard.

Here's what Tom Lemming had to say in a recent article:http://blogs.suntimes.com/lockerroom/2009/10/keeping_up_with_the_kardashian.html


Lemming insists no offensive lineman in the Midwest is playing better than the 6-6, 295-pound Lombard, even better than Seantrel Henderson of St. Paul, Minn., who is widely regarded as the No. 1 player in the nation.

"Lombard is technically superior to anyone in the Midwest," Lemming said. "He was All-State last year but he is so much better this year, like an NFL lineman playing against high school kids. One Pac-10 coach told me that Lombard is playing better than any offensive lineman in the nation."

Lemming ranks Lombard as the No. 30 player in the nation, one of the four best offensive linemen. He accumulated 30 scholarship offers before making an oral commitment to Notre Dame in January, more than twice as many as any other player at the time. Goodness knows how many offers he would have today if he still was uncommitted. But Rivals doesn't even include him on its list of the top 250 prospects. Go figure.

JDNDSyrnafan
10-14-2009, 02:13 PM
How about getting Prater, Cooper and Lombard!
I hope they feel the love this weekend!

Go Irish!

Irishlaw
10-14-2009, 02:37 PM
is it a lack of camps thats keeping him down on rivals? i cant figure it out

Griff Cannon
10-14-2009, 02:55 PM
is it a lack of camps thats keeping him down on rivals? i cant figure it out

I think it is out of spite to lemming who made basically called them a bunch of morons because they didn't rank him till like the middle of summer

ab2cmiller
10-14-2009, 03:03 PM
From linked article
Link (http://blogs.suntimes.com/lockerroom/2009/08/how_good_is_fiedorowicz.html)

"Once a kid commits, everybody stops talking about him and he usually gets dropped in the rankings," Lemming said. "I've seen Lombard play in six games in person. He dominated as a sophomore and more as a junior. One Pac-10 coach said he was better than Seantrel Henderson (the top-rated player in the class of 2010) on film. He has great athletic ability."

Another reason why Lombard fell out of favor in the minds of some services is he opted to make his oral commitment at the U.S. Army combine (to Lemming) and didn't bother to inform the other services.

irishunclebill
10-14-2009, 03:41 PM
I think it is out of spite to lemming who made basically called them a bunch of morons because they didn't rank him till like the middle of summer

It could have something to do with Lemming, but really it is just Rivals that is way out of sync on Lombard. Scout has Lombard at #59 in the entire class and the #1 OG, and even ESPN has him ranked fairly high as a high 3 star and the #21 OT overall. Rivals has him as a mid 3 star and the #58 OT. That is based almost exclusively on the opinion of one Rivals Midwest focused recruiting guy (Ladky) who has a very low opinion of Lombard. The Rivals group of recruiting gurus tend to let the regional guys rank recruits unless one of their national recruiting guys overrule it. I kind of doubt that Ladky has a low opinion of Lombard simply because Lemming does not. I think it has more to do with the fact that Ladky is basically not all that good at judging talent.

SpanishElite
10-14-2009, 03:56 PM
I think this kid along with Z. Martin could be the future at OT for ND.

lowayne
10-14-2009, 04:53 PM
I honestly think we are sitting pretty well on the o-line. There is a lot of young talent, including last years class which is getting the redshirt right now. One or two guys to compliment Lombard would be fantastic because depth separates the good from the great but I am not anxious about the manpower at the position.

grokster
10-16-2009, 02:19 PM
Christian was just selected to the U.S. Army All American game. Congratulations!

wicket
10-16-2009, 02:33 PM
yeah congrats CL

Irish Joe
10-16-2009, 02:34 PM
Congrats to him...I love watching multiple recruits of ours in that game

grokster
10-23-2009, 10:15 PM
Nice write-up on Christian.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/chi-23-prep-1foot-preview-fremd-oct23,0,1315582.story

grokster
10-24-2009, 10:15 AM
You know the saying "it takes two to tango". Ask RB Evan Wright, who is having a fantastic season with 25 TD's, who has made it possible and the first name from his lips is "Christian Lombard". Fremd just completed their season unbeaten.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/highschool/football/chi-24-prep-3foot-palatine-fremdoct24,0,2265198.story

Ask Tommy Rees (Lake Forest) and he would say Connor Moutvic, his #1 receiver who went down with a broken wrist three games ago. Result...Lake Forest lost their last two games by big margins and did not make the playoffs.

Purebred Irishman
10-24-2009, 12:07 PM
Nice write-up on Christian.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/chi-23-prep-1foot-preview-fremd-oct23,0,1315582.story

Thats a really good article and it sounds like ND has a great prospect coming on board next season.

Jiggafini19
10-27-2009, 05:05 PM
Evan Wright could wind up with a scholarship thanks to his offensive line. Tough to figure out if there is a better front five than Fremd's in the state of Illinois.

Lombard and his teammates didn't give an easy first round draw in 5-4 Naperville North (2011 ILB Nick Lifka leads the Huskies). Should they win, they may wind up facing an oppnent that isn't as tough in the second round.

Most people expect this team to get to at least the Quarterfinals of Class 8A.

robdog_5
10-27-2009, 10:13 PM
Evan Wright could wind up with a scholarship thanks to his offensive line. Tough to figure out if there is a better front five than Fremd's in the state of Illinois.

Lombard and his teammates didn't give an easy first round draw in 5-4 Naperville North (2011 ILB Nick Lifka leads the Huskies). Should they win, they may wind up facing an oppnent that isn't as tough in the second round.

Most people expect this team to get to at least the Quarterfinals of Class 8A.


Jigga that would be a great game to watch but I know you Alma Mater plays Proviso (Prater) possibly right?? Doesn't Fremd have a good 2011 OT/TE??

grokster
10-27-2009, 10:22 PM
Jigga that would be a great game to watch but I know you Alma Mater plays Proviso (Prater) possibly right?? Doesn't Fremd have a good 2011 OT/TE??

Jack Konopka

grokster
10-30-2009, 11:46 PM
Fremd (10-0) advances to the 2nd round of the Playoffs beating Naperville North 22-14.

Here is a Q&A session with Christian Lombard earlier this week which exemplifies why he is going to be great.


An offensive lineman has never won the Heisman Trophy or the Sun-Times Player of the Year award since 1954. Why not? There isn’t enough spotlight on the position. I don’t expect it to happen any time soon. It always goes to playmakers, like quarterbacks or running backs.

Should you be the Player of the Year? It isn’t up to me. I can’t control it. I can only control what I can do. I think I should be on the short list. I’m having a pretty good season, so I deserve to be on the list. A dominating player should win, and I’m a dominating player.

Recruiting analyst Tom Lemming said no offensive lineman in the country is playing better than you. What are you doing right? I’m never satisfied. I have four linemen around me, and I push them. We’re never satisfied. I just want to become the best offensive lineman I can be. I can never be good enough, so I want to keep working.

What does it take to be a great offensive lineman? You have to realize you won’t be in the media every week, but you are the one who makes the runs and passes go. You must have a great work ethic and play every down like it is your last.

What separates great offensive linemen from good ones? Size plays a big role. But you also must have a desire to be great. This year I learned that is what separates the great ones from the good ones, wanting to become great.

Why did you commit so early to Notre Dame? I was offered [a scholarship] as a sophomore. I had a year to decide. I had 29 offers. If you have your priorities in line, you know what you want to do. Education was my biggest priority. In football, it was a close call between Notre Dame and Iowa. But it wasn’t a close call in education. I have more opportunities with Notre Dame.

Coach Mike Donatucci said what separates you from everybody else is you developed a nasty streak. How did you do that? They are trying to take something away from me, and I don’t want it to happen.

How important is it for you to play in the NFL? It definitely is my No. 1 dream. That’s what I’m working toward. I’m a big Bears fan. Playing in Soldier Field is the next-best thing to playing in Notre Dame Stadium.

Who is the best offensive lineman you have seen? It’s a tie between Joe Thomas and Orlando Pace. Anthony Munoz was before my time, but he was the best offensive tackle of all time. My dream is to become great and be like him.

Superstitions? I have a peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich and pretzels before every game.

In your dreams, whom would you like to see across the line of scrimmage? Jared Allen of the Minnesota Vikings. He is the best defensive end in the NFL. I’d like to try to block him.

Who would be your partner for ‘‘Dancing With the Stars’’? Anna Kournikova, the tennis player.

How good is your team, and how far can you go in the playoffs? We’re the best team in the state physically. We’re the hardest-working. We did triples over the summer. We have a great chance of doing something we’ve never done before.

Jiggafini19
10-31-2009, 10:21 AM
I was at the game last night. Lombard played the entire game at right tackle and defensive tackle. I am more impressed with him than I have been in the previous two years I've seen him play. You can tell he has worked hard to get better technically as an offensive lineman, and he's friggin' lean, ladies and gentlemen. It is really going to be something to see Frank Verducci work with this kid.

Best banner seen in the stands: LHOP- Lombard's House Of Pancakes.

When they needed big yards, they ran Evan Wright behind Lombard as they have been doing all year and got the big yards. At DT he required 2-3 blockers and on one play slammed a halfback to the ground with his right arm while double teamed. It was quite a play. I don't think Lombard is a three star, but he isn't a five either. A solid four star player without much doubt in my mind. I think if Michael Schofield and Patrick Ward were four star OL last year, Lombard is as good if not better than the two of them. I can only go by the frame of reference that is players from this state.

We'll see how Lombard does in San Antonio against the best of the best in the Army AA Game.

Fremd also ran the Wildcat for the first time all season and used it on two scoring drives. I think NNHS is a tough team, and penalties and turnovers cost them a shot at winning the game, but Fremd capitalized on everything.

FYI, Proviso West and Prater beat Taft but Glenbrook South beat Notre Dame Prep 28-27. Heartbreaking loss in the final moments of the fourth quarter, so no ND vs. Proviso West matchup.

I don't know if Konopka is a BCS caliber player. He's a nice HS tight end to have as a sixth OL, though. Should be a mid major to I-AA prospect.

Jiggafini19
11-07-2009, 08:20 AM
Lombard and Fremd take on Lake Park today at Conant HS. 1 PM kickoff.

I'm going to the game and will DVR the ND-Navy game. I have found that recording ND games and watching them later whiile I know the result make me feel much better and a lot less aggrevated.

Looking forward to seeing some more of Lombard. Supposed to be 60+ degrees today, too.

grokster
11-09-2009, 10:20 AM
Lombard and Fremd take on Lake Park today at Conant HS. 1 PM kickoff.

I'm going to the game and will DVR the ND-Navy game. I have found that recording ND games and watching them later whiile I know the result make me feel much better and a lot less aggrevated.

Looking forward to seeing some more of Lombard. Supposed to be 60+ degrees today, too.

Hey Jiggs,

Read that Fremd (11-0) had a close game on Saturday but Wright had another outstanding running game behind his Offensive Line. The article went on to say that Lombard made sure that Wright got the needed 1st downs in the 4th quarter to hold on to win.

How did Lombard play?

Jiggafini19
11-12-2009, 10:11 PM
Hey Jiggs,

Read that Fremd (11-0) had a close game on Saturday but Wright had another outstanding running game behind his Offensive Line. The article went on to say that Lombard made sure that Wright got the needed 1st downs in the 4th quarter to hold on to win.

How did Lombard play?

I was at the game and on the field for it, which was totally cool. I thought he played well, as he normally does. I think Evan Wright is the beneficiary of a very big, skilled offensive line. As soon as he comes to contact, he crumples up into a ball and goes down. He's fast, but his RB skills are probably that of a Division III player. I do think he's effective in the Wildcat and is a nice receiving RB as well.

Back to Lombard.... The kid is huge. I was standing in the north end zone at Conant HS where the game was, mere feet from Lombard while the OL were doing their pregame warmups. You really don't appreciate his size until you get to see him up close. He's massive. He didn't play at DT as much against Lake Park as he did against Naperville North, but I think they'll need him against Marist on Saturday night.

He definitely plays with a mean streak, but I do think he often does what a lot of high school players do and allows his size to take ove his technique. That will obviously change in college. I think he's a guard, though.

TJimmy
12-10-2009, 06:00 PM
I really hope Lombard stays committed to ND.
He is going to be awesome lineman AND another great young man to represent ND in the future.

irishunclebill
12-10-2009, 06:03 PM
I really hope Lombard stays committed to ND.
He is going to be awesome lineman AND another great young man to represent ND in the future.

Lombard is as solid as can be.

Griff Cannon
12-10-2009, 06:52 PM
Lombard is as solid as can be.

Does this mean we are gonna need to start "NUMA NUMA"ing everyone who recommits to kelly?

Griff Cannon
12-21-2009, 02:23 PM
http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/recruiting/football/1578-first-recruiting-weekend-in-the-books


Christian Lombard: The offensive tackle from Fremd High never wavered on his decision to attend Notre Dame, and left the Irish campus as excited as ever.

“I really liked it overall,” Lombard stated. "I’m really happy with meeting coach Kelly, he’s a great guy and made an awesome impression on me. His positive attitude kind of rubs off on anyone he talks to. He’s a real personable guy.

“He just reiterated with how honored he was to be the coach at Notre Dame, and he told us we’re going to set the record straight. He said he’s a winner, and I’ve seen his track record, but talking to him really put it in picture. He is a true winner.

“He said he took seven hours out of his day recently to watch film of all the commits. He said he liked my footwork and my athleticism.”

brownkj002
12-26-2009, 04:15 PM
lombard stated that he is going to start off as a tackle at nd.

morrdave9
12-28-2009, 09:06 AM
ISD twitter

Future ND offensive tackle Christian Lombard was named a First Team USA Today All-American.

Griff Cannon
12-28-2009, 03:32 PM
he earned it with 48 pancake blocks, how is he not a 5 star?

lowayne
12-28-2009, 03:45 PM
he earned it with 48 pancake blocks, how is he not a 5 star?

Is it so hard to even get that 4th? Stars don't make the team, though and we got a stud.

SpanishElite
01-05-2010, 10:45 AM
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SpanishElite
01-05-2010, 10:46 AM
http://vmedia.rivals.com/uploads/880/F639400.jpg

NDgrandson
01-05-2010, 03:22 PM
http://vmedia.rivals.com/uploads/880/F639390.jpg


Not sure how tall that defender is, or who it is, but looks like he just got owned. Leverage.

SpanishElite
01-05-2010, 04:38 PM
All the Rivals guys are saying Lombard is doing great and is one of the biggest surprises of the practice so far. Maybe Rivals is finally catching up to Scouts rankings.

Griff Cannon
01-05-2010, 04:40 PM
All the Rivals guys are saying Lombard is doing great and is one of the biggest surprises of the practice so far. Maybe Rivals is finally catching up to Scouts rankings.

:olegeezer:'s

NDisNCin2010
01-05-2010, 05:15 PM
All the Rivals guys are saying Lombard is doing great and is one of the biggest surprises of the practice so far. Maybe Rivals is finally catching up to Scouts rankings.

and what Lemming has, to his credit, been saying for the last 3 months.

Griff Cannon
01-05-2010, 06:13 PM
All the Rivals guys are saying Lombard is doing great and is one of the biggest surprises of the practice so far. Maybe Rivals is finally catching up to Scouts rankings.

and what Lemming has, to his credit, been saying for the last 3 months.

Lemming had a nice rant on Rivals not even knowing who Lombard was back in January of last year when he verballed. I think they have left him a 3 star out of spite to lemming.

irishunclebill
01-05-2010, 11:19 PM
[quote=NDisNCin2010;214017]

Lemming had a nice rant on Rivals not even knowing who Lombard was back in January of last year when he verballed. I think they have left him a 3 star out of spite to lemming.

This is an old story but outside of the All-Star games, regional Rivals guys have a lot of say in how a recruit is ranked and the guy who rates Midwest recruits simply does not like Lombard. Maybe it has something to do with Lemming as well, but I think this guy is just being a hard ass about Lombard's skills and does not want to admit he is wrong. Not that it really matters anymore, but the good thing about Lombard kicking ass in the AAA practices is that the whole Rivals kingdom will now determine their opinion of him and the Midwest guy will most likely be finally overruled.

zimmsbg78
01-06-2010, 09:09 AM
Rivals has nothing but positive words concerning Lombard through the first two days. They said exactly what Spanish has all ready told you. They also said that Christian is not intimidated by any of the big time DT's or DE's at the Army AA Game, and that he has definitely held his own. They said that Chrisitian may actually be doing a little of the intimidating.

Synoptico
01-06-2010, 10:53 PM
Army sightings

A number of viewers at Wednesday's workouts were impressed with the play of offensive lineman Christian Lombard, an Irish commit from Palatine, Ill.

"I think I've had a great week," the 6-5, 290-pound Lombard said. "I just kind of came in with an open mind – it could go bad, it could go good. So far it's been good and I'm really happy about that."

The latest member of ND's class, wide receiver/defensive back Austin Collinsworth of Fort Thomas, Ky., will not play because of an injury. He arrives in San Antonio today.

http://www.southbendtribune.com/article/20100106/SPORTS13/100109701/1130

Jiggafini19
01-09-2010, 04:02 PM
Dear Rivals:

Please add star. And fix database so members can save more than 100 profiles in their favorites, because that's just plain lame.

Regards,

The Republic of Petoria

Sparks inda Loo
01-10-2010, 10:14 AM
Not sure how tall that defender is, or who it is, but looks like he just got owned. Leverage.

I think that's #36 Marquis Flowers who appears to be about 7'3" with his feet dangling that far off the ground.

Great photo but if you track down the video Lombard does about 25 reps with him before he tosses him into the Gatorade bucket.

irishunclebill
01-14-2010, 02:49 PM
Rivals finally deigned to give Lombard his 4th star. Greg Ladky had to choke on this one. Lombard is also in the Rivals 250 at #221 and they also finally changed his position to OG, the position that he has been ranked as #1 at by Scout for virtually the entire recruiting year.

en dee seattle
02-03-2010, 10:18 PM
good article on christian. i wish more recruits could be like him.

http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/teams/preps/columns/story?columnist=powers_scott&id=4882232

Shamrock1221
02-03-2010, 10:20 PM
Isnt his offensive line teammate pretty good? And anyone know our chances there?


Edit: Its Jack Konopka, I figured it out. Hopefully we pull the guy.

HoffVir
06-17-2012, 03:57 PM
Player Projection:Christian Lombard
Dan Murphy
12 minutes ago

This article is the first of our 2012 Player Projections series. During the summer months Blue & Gold Illustrated will be evaluating each player on Notre Dame’s projected two-deep depth chart — reviewing their careers to this point and discussing expectations for the year to come.

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Christian Lombard — RT
Height: 6-foot-5 Weight: 309 lbs
Experience: 13 appearances, 0 starts

Notre Dame junior Christian Lombard has put in his two years in the lineman grooming process and is ready to make an impact on the field. Lombard, a high school All-American and Illinois’ Gatorade Player of the Year in 2009, patiently waited for his chance to play in what can sometimes be the painfully long development of a collegiate offensive lineman. He’ll step into a starting role for the first time in 2012.

“I think I’ve gained experience being on the road and seeing guys in starting roles,” Lombard said during spring practice. “I think it’s my turn now. It’s my turn to prove to everyone that I can play. I have a lot of potential to do some good things here. …Offensive line it takes a while. It’s not like a wide receiver. There’s a lot of technique to it. I feel comfortable where I’m at right now and getting better every day.”

He appeared in all 13 games for the Irish last season in his first year of on-the-field action. Most of Lombard’s contributions came on special teams with the field goal unit and as a personal protector off the line of scrimmage for the punt team. That the coaching staff trusted Lombard five yards behind the line of scrimmage on punts says plenty about his consistency and his ability to move fast enough to pick up speedy rush defenders in open space.

Lombard played sparingly behind fifth-year senior Taylor Dever at right tackle last year as well. He said the most important thing for him moving forward is to remain coachable and continue to learn on the job. Play calls and pre-snap reads should be slowing down by now after two years of studying Brian Kelly’s offense.

2012 Role
Lombard secured one of the two vacancies on the offensive line by the end of spring ball and is expected to be a regular starter this season. Exactly which job he won was not quite as clear.

The 6-foot-5, 309-pound junior has the feet to play outside on the line and the strength to move inside and play the guard position. During the spring he played both positions regularly as the coaching staff tried to figure out the best way to get its five best linemen on the field at once.

“This is what you want in the spring. You want to see what kind of players can play differnet positions,” new line coach Harry Hiestand said. “We know that this is a physical tough sport and the chances of the same guys being in there every game is limited that that could happen. So, this is the time to see all the things guys are capable of doing.”

It seems that the best fit for Lombard, at least to start the season, will be at right tackle, where he should be more comfortable after two years at that spot in practice. His ability to blow defenders back from an interior line position will come in handy if the Irish stick with their plan to frequently use double and triple tight end sets.

“Honestly I just want to get on the field and play wherever that may be,” he said.

What’s a Good Season?
Experience is often the most important stat along the offensive line, and 2012 should be an opportunity to build a lot of it for Lombard. If the junior can stay healthy, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be on the field to start every game in the fall.

Whether he stays at tackle or slips inside because of injury or otherwise, Lombard has enough help from returning starters to confidently take the next step in his grooming process. The Irish will still lean left in the run game this year behind their trio of talented returning starters, which should give Lombard the time and space to get accustomed to game speed.

“It’s fast. It moves fast and you have to be sharp on everything you do. If you’re not, the guy is going to go right past you,” he said.

Assignment should become second nature to Lombard this season and help him adjust to the speed. If he can keep defenders in front of him, he’ll have a strong season while building a foundation to become a veteran leader on the line in the coming years.

http://notredame.247sports.com/Article/Notre-Dame-junior-Christian-Lombard-2012-player-projection-77658

Purebred Irishman
10-20-2012, 04:04 AM
http://notredame.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1424610


Christian Lombard’s first football helmet gave him away.

Growing up in South Carolina, Lombard picked up the sport as a grade school kid so oversized that was he banished to the lines by his equipment. Because he exceeded the youth league’s weight limit, Lombard wore a helmet with two stripes down each side.

The marks weren’t badges of honor. They were simply symbols of heft. If Lombard ever had dreams of playing quarterback or running back, they didn’t last a single practice.

“I never got to touch the ball,” Lombard said. “I was a double striper.”

For the next four years, which included his family’s relocation to Palatine, Ill., just outside Chicago, being huge always translated into being good.

Helmets changed. Lombard’s position never did.

But during his sophomore season at Fremd High School, Notre Dame’s starting right tackle, who’s grown into a 6-foot-5, 309-pound mauler, realized the difference between being big and being big time. The Irish offense has reaped the benefits of that awakening this fall.

After getting his first taste of varsity football as a prep sophomore, Lombard linked with a private training company outside Chicago, WCS Gattone Sports Performance, that started him on a strength and conditioning path that Paul Longo has continued at Notre Dame.

Lombard trained with the two-time coach of the U.S. men’s weight lifting team at a gym run by Mike Gattone, who now works for Gatorade and counts Notre Dame as a client. Lombard worked on the side with Gattone for two days a week at first, eventually bumping up to four days before heading to South Bend.

“I could single-handedly attribute him to where I am today,” Lombard said. “I was a bigger, out of shape guy when I first started playing. He loosened me up, I was tight. He built my core up and I think having a strong core is really big for playing offensive line.”

In those years Lombard developed himself into a regional four-star recruit, Notre Dame’s first commitment in the junior class, a U.S. Army All-American and overcame mono that rolled back some of his extra training.

“What still stands out to me is he appears to be a quiet person, but I really think there’s a focus there,” Gattone said. “He doesn’t jack around a lot. In a gym full of young athletes, you find yourself having to tell them, ‘Lets go, turn down the music.’ Christian constantly came in to train, very rarely missed days.”

That work ethic continued at Notre Dame as Lombard’s steady build into a starting tackle took three seasons. He earned his first start against Navy in Dublin. He earned the right to break down the team after walkthrough at Soldier Field the day before the Miami game, a moment that figures to stick with the junior after his Irish career ends.

During his senior year at Fremd, Lombard drove to Soldier Field for a U.S. Army All-American Bowl ceremony alongside another Chicagoland prospect, Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz. At that event former Chicago Bears chairman Mike McCaskey told Lombard that he hoped the Irish commit would work for him some day.

Lombard’s roots, even after transplanting to Chicago in middle school, made the Soldier Field experience a continuation of his surreal first season in the lineup.

“Honestly, I was a mess a couple days before,” Lombard said. “It was a special moment. To play like we played, it’s something I’ll remember forever. After warm-ups, I got my blood pressure down, it was just like playing another game. But when those fireworks went off when we got on the field, that was awesome.”

Lombard’s family attended the game, as did a couple high school friends now at the University of Iowa. That cheering section didn’t include Lombard’s younger brother Dominic, now a 6-foot-5, 270-pound sophomore lineman at Fremd. Even though he didn’t see his older brother help power Notre Dame to that historic rushing night, Lombard’s experiences have already trickled down the family tree.

As the younger Lombard pushes through the same prep season that convinced his brother to commit to football, Notre Dame’s tackle is helping him find his own path.

“What I told him and what I always tell him is it’s up to him,” Lombard said. “Obviously with me being (at Notre Dame) you’re going to have a lot of pressure to do the same things that I’ve done. But at the end of the day, if you want to do it, you’ve gotta do it.”

Lombard did.

Picking up that double-striped helmet back in South Carolina might have been the start of his football career, but committing to the sport almost four years later put Lombard on the track to Notre Dame’s starting lineup.

“It's been a constant step for him, the progress has been positive,” said Brian Kelly.
“He’s far from where we would consider him a finished product, but he's making the right steps.”

Purebred Irishman
03-05-2014, 01:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMFTgvMOUaY&list=UUE4eowdQYjxFuDSlnsan94Q

Purebred Irishman
08-20-2014, 05:42 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfpd1vj50k4&list=UUAMR05qSc5mfhVx20fDyAoQ

NotreDameNate
12-22-2014, 12:23 PM
Sad news for the young man!

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/24904542/report-notre-dame-ot-christian-lombards-career-is-over


The career of Notre Dame offensive tackle Christian Lombard is reportedly over.

According to a report from IrishIllustrated.com, Lombard has a bulging disc in his back that will not only keep him out of Notre Dame's appearance in the Music City Bowl, but end his career as well.

Lombard missed six games for the Irish last season due to a back injury, and the injury had been nagging him for most of the regular season. He was a three-year starter on Notre Dame's offensive line, playing right tackle in 2012, moving to right guard in 2013 and returning to right tackle this season. The 6-foot-5, 311-pounder had been projected as a fourth- or fifth-round pick in this spring's NFL Draft.

Sophomore tackle Mike McGlinchey will likely replace Lombard in the starting lineup against LSU.