Multiple league sources tell us that former Notre Dame Jimmy Clausen has selected Gary Wichard to represent him at the next level.
Wichard, who has a longstanding relationship with the Clausen family, secured the assignment over a pool of other candidates that included, we’re told, “usual suspects” like Athletes First and CAA.
As an underclassmen, Clausen was permitted to sign with an agent upon the completion of his eligibility. Previously, the “junior rule” prevented agents from contacting underclassmen before they received certification to enter the NFL draft.
Clausen is regarded as one of the top quarterbacks in the 2010 draft pool, and he could be the first quarterback taken, especially if concerns regarding Sam Bradford’s shoulder scare off potential suitors. He arguably is the most prepared to play right away, given that he ran a pro-style offense for three years at Notre Dame.