Breneman gets nice surprise

To say Class of 2013 tight end prospect Adam Breneman was surprised by the scholarship offer he received on Tuesday is an understatement. Irish Eyes checks in with Breneman to get the latest on his newest offer.

With the recruitment of the 2012 class in full swing, some younger players such as Adam Breneman of Camp Hill (PA) Cedar Cliff High School, are also starting to add offers to their list. On Tuesday, Notre Dame joined the talented tight ends offer list.

"Yes today, Notre Dame quarterbacks/offensive coordinator Coach Molnar stopped at my school and talked with my coach about me and asked for me to contact him.

"When I spoke with Coach Molnar he said the coaches loved my film and they were very impressed and they were going to offer me a scholarship because I'm the type of tight end they want in their offense since I'm a receiving tight end."

While the Irish are now on board they were not the first.

"I have offers from Boston College and Temple to go along with Notre Dame and I'm hearing from Florida, North Carolina and Rutgers. All three are telling me an offer could be coming soon after they do a little more evaluation of me. We have heard from a lot of schools that say they are going to stop by, but then some schools just pop up like Notre Dame did today."

One thing that surprised Adam the most about his newest offer was the amount of contact the Irish hadn't made until today.

"I've never been to Notre Dame and never received any mail or anything from them. It is ironic because a few days ago I was watching film of Kyle Rudolph the tight end from Notre Dame to see how he does things because he is a player I like to watch a lot and I think I resemble him a lot.

"I love the way Notre Dame uses the tight end in their offense as they allow them to make big plays and that is what I love to do. I defiantly love their offense and the way they use the tight end."

The Irish have enjoyed success recently in Pennsylvania with the tight end position with the signing of Ben Koyack in last year's class. Does Adam know the future Irish tight end?

"I've heard of him but I don't know him personally. But he is a very good football player from what I have seen."

With an offer the size of Notre Dame, is there a chance Adam could be looking to up his recruiting clock and make an early commitment?

"I wouldn't say it is making me think that at this time. However, it is something I'm going to consider. I want to see how things go during next football season and would like to make a decision next year about this time before my senior football season. Committing right now is not something I'm going to do. I want to get out and see some schools and will look to visit Notre Dame sometime this summer."

When asked to describe his game and what he feels are his strengths, Adam was quick to point about he likes to be a "Big Play" tight end.

"I love to make plays and love to have the ball in my hands. My strength is my ability to be big and have a big frame yet play like a wide receiver. The best part of my game is my hands and I tell myself there is no such thing as a bad pass. I try to catch everything thrown to me. I have been a wide receiver that past two years but every school is recruiting me as a tight end. This season I will be playing tight end. So now I'm working on filling out my frame and becoming a complete tight end being able to block and be a receiving threat."

A member of the class of 2013, Adam has time to think about his Irish offer, and you can be sure many other college programs are knocking on his door to catch his attention. Top Stories