February 20, 2008

Thigpen draws comparisons to former Irish standout

Ever since he ran a 4.34-second time in the 40-yard dash at the National Underclassmen Combine last spring, Damien Thigpen has heard the comparisons. But, it wasn't until recently that the 5-foot-8, 170-pound running back/cornerback from Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas, Va., watched a highlight tape of former Notre Dame standout Raghib "Rocket" Ismael.

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