- Matt Fortuna, ESPN Staff Writer
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"He's a long-snapper!"
Those words became the stuff of internet legend Oct. 1, after coach Brian Kelly spoke about long snapper Jordan Cowart's scuffle during Notre Dame's victory at Purdue, which Cowart left with a broken hand.
Kelly and the Irish can repeat that phrase with much more gusto now.
As pal Dan Murphy of BlueandGold.com points out, Notre Dame commit Scott Daly won the inaugural Chris Rubio Award, given to the best high school long-snapper. He beat out LSU two-star commit Reid Ferguson (Buford, Ga./Buford) and 2013 prospect Cole Mazza (Liberty/Bakersfield, Calif.).
Daly, a two-star prospect from Downers Grove South High School in Illinois, committed to the Irish last April. ESPNU rated him the nation's No. 3 long-snapper.
Daly also won the Kohl's Underclassmen Challenge last December in Orlando, Fla.
Once he officially signs with the Irish during Wednesday's signing day, Daly will join Cowart as the only incoming freshmen in Notre Dame history to have received scholarships for snapping.