Sherer Makes it to ND Junior Day

Michael Scherer from Mary Institute Country Day School (Saint Louis, Mo.) had already made an unofficial visit to Notre Dame last fall for the Tulsa game, but he wanted to get a closer look at the school. This weekend he made his way back to campus for Notre Dame's junior day.

Last fall Michael Scherer (6-foot-3, 230-pounds) made his first trip to South Bend to watch the Irish take on Tulsa. Although he enjoyed his trip, he didn't get an opportunity to get an in-depth look at the Notre Dame campus.

"We took an extensive tour around campus," Scherer said. "We saw just about everything that you could see. It's an amazing place. It's a great school All the historic buildings that they have makes you feel like you're in a museum. Going from the church to the Golden Dome and everything… it was really a cool thing to see."

One of the highlights of the day for Scherer was the time he spent with Notre Dame's defensive coordinator, Bob Diaco.

"We talked to him for a while." Scherer said. "He laid out the defense and introduced us to his scheme and how he runs things. He's a good guy. He's really passionate about his job and you can tell that he loves it. He's a great coach."

Notre Dame is recruiting Scherer as an inside linebacker. Although they like him as a player, they may not have room for an inside linebacker in the 2012 recruiting class.

"Right now they feel they are set with the players that they have at middle linebacker," he explained. "They aren't going to offer anyone right now. They said that they'd reevaluate things after spring and if they felt that they needed to offer a middle linebacker that they'll call me then.

"They said they are still looking at me as an H-back," he explained. "I don't know where that's going to go, but that's the situation right now."

Although Scherer didn't get the news that he was hoping to hear from the Notre Dame staff, he will keep the lines of communication open with the Irish coaching staff.

"The door is definitely open," he said. "For a place like Notre Dame, it definitely has to be. At the same time you have to move on, because there are all these other schools that you have to see and get a feel for. If they want to move on and if I don't hear from them, then I have to move on as well."


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