Heading into the second week of the season Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder junior offensive lineman Tommy Kraemer is looking forward to his first college game day experience of the year.
“I’m pumped to go back to Notre Dame,” said Kraemer. “I really can’t wait as I know there is a ton of other recruiting going up there. So I’ll get a chance to talk with them a little bit and I know it will be a great atmosphere as it will be the last time Notre Dame and Michigan will be playing for awhile. So I’m really excited.”
At one time Kraemer thought he might have his college decision out of the way by now. After much discussion with his family, Kraemer has put the brakes on any talk of making a commitment this fall.
“My dad, mother and I decided to make sure I make the right decision,” he said. “I’m really looking into everything deeper so I won’t be committing on Saturday.”
While Irish fans might be worried about Kraemer slowing down the recruiting process, he still has the Irish extremely high.
“I’m still really high on Notre Dame,” he said. “I have the same feeling about Notre Dame as I had before. I think I’ll also be going to the Stanford game and making a few visits in the spring to make sure the feeling is the same. But it’s been the same ever since I visited in June.”
As for his other visits, Kraemer has nothing in stone but is looking at a few.
“I’m probably going to visit Northwestern for a game with Peyton Ramsey,” he continued. “I might go down to Duke this spring if I can make it. I don’t know if I’ll visit Boston College because it’s pretty far. And I think we’ll probably go to the Ohio State – Michigan game in November. So I’ll definitely be visiting those four schools again.”
At the start of the week Kraemer started to receive the many mass mailings colleges are now able to send out to the members of the 2016 class. How has that gone so far?
“So far, I would have to say Ohio State is sending me the most mail,” he said. “The first day I think I got over 80 letters from all over the place. Then today, I got notes from each of the Ohio State coaches wishing me good luck this weekend. So I would definitely say, don’t count the Buckeyes out of it yet.”