Michigan commitment Jordan Paskorz was on the campus of Notre Dame University last weekend for the Irish's season opening dismantling of Nevada. Now before everyone gets upset, understand that Paskorz had a very good reason for being under the Golden Dome Saturday.
"My family went down to the Notre Dame game to support my brother."
Remember, Jordan's older brother Steve plays fullback for Notre Dame, and was recruited by Lloyd Carr's staff four years ago. Jordan admits to not getting the chance to see much of the Wolverines victory over Western Michigan while in South Bend, but he did see a few of the highlights.
"Man, that one handed catch (by Kevin Koger) was awesome," Paskorz exclaimed. "I also like how the two quarterbacks are playing, they looked pretty good."
Jordan would love for his brother to have a great year and a successful season, but he has made it clear as to who he'll be rooting for come Saturday afternoon.
"I already have my tickets reserved for this weekend's game at the Big House," he said. "My parents will be coming with me. Nevada wasn't too impressive, even though the quarterback was supposed to be pretty good."
Before heading to Ann Arbor, Paskorz will play the second game of his senior season versus West Allegheny. His Hampton squad is already 1-0, thanks in a large part to Paskorz defensive performance.
"I had three sacks, and two forced fumbles against Blackhawk. We were down 13-0 at the half. In the second half I made a sack caused an interception. Then I made another sack that forced a fumble and put the quarterback out the game. We ended up winning 21-13."
While preparing for his senior season, rumors of allegations and violations involving the Michigan football team made their way to Western PA. Wolverine assistant Coach Tony Gibson subsequently reached out to the Paskorz family to assure the reports weren't true. According to Jordan, he was never worried, noting that Rich Rodriquez is held in high regard.
"I knew that stuff wasn't true," he said. "I have friends that play for West Virginia, and they all talked so highly of coach Rod. They've been saying great things about him, even after he left. I'm solid in my commitment."