INDIANAPOLIS - APRIL 03: Garrick Sherman #41 of the Michigan State Spartans lays the ball up against the Butler Bulldogs during the National Semifinal game of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship on April 3, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
This tweet was posted by the Notre Dame beat writer for the South Bend Tribune, Thomas Noie, a few minutes ago:
Seeing as that comes from the beat writer in South Bend, I'm willing to bet that's legit and that Sherman will be suiting up for the Fighting Irish starting in the Fall of 2012. Looking at Notre Dame's roster this seems like a good move, as the current Irish roster lists three players above 6'8" (albeit they list FIVE players at 6'8", including two guards -- go figure). In addition, the Irish haven't recruited a true center in 2010, 2011, 2012, so this move makes sense competitively, playing-time wise, and it'll keep him close to his home in Kenton, Ohio. If he can spend a year to work on his hands and add some weight it would not surprise me in the slightest to see him starting for Notre Dame to begin the 2012-2013 season.
I'm sad it couldn't work out for Sherman at Michigan State, and we here at The Only Colors wish him all the best in South Bend.