Matt Carufel Has Not Committed to Notre Dame

Matt Carufel, a 6-foot-5, 288-pound tackle from St. Paul (MN) Crein Derham Hall, visited Notre Dame this weekend along with his family this weekend to catch the Fighting Irish-USC contest. Carufel had a good visit, but contrary to reports on the Internet, he has not committed to Notre Dame yet. Golden Sports.Net caught up with Carufel's mother Julie and Cretin head coach Mike Scanlan to find the latest on his recruitment.

Matt Carufel was recently named to the the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, January 7, 2006 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. He has lead the Raiders to a 5-2 start this season. They will conclude the season Wednesday against Woodbury.

His mother, Julie, said that the family enjoyed their visit to South Bend.

"It was gorgeous. It was a beautiful campus and a great game."

Julie said that the phone has been ringing off the hook since rumors of his committing to Notre Dame hit the Internet. She admitted that she has gotten close to 50 calls.

"I'm not sure where the rumors got started."

The Raiders defeated Forest Lake this past weekend 49-21. Julie said that it was a big win for the team and Matt.

"He grew up with all those kids."

Cretin Derham Hall head coach Mike Scanlan said that he received five calls within an hour from Notre Dame to see if the word of the commitment was correct. Scanlan said that he grabbed Carufel out of the weight room.

Cafurel was named Second Team Associated Press All-State as a junior.

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