Day looking for return visit

Sheldon Day knows there is no rest for the weary and used his day Saturday to show what he can do on the football field during the Nike Combine in Columbus, Ohio. Irish Eyes spoke with Day following the event.

Sheldon Day spent his Saturday looking to prove he belongs in the discussions as one of the country's top defensive linemen. Despite not feeling 100%, Day made believers out of those who have never seen him before. How did the Indianapolis (IN) native feel about using an off day to come out and compete?

"It was alright. I'm coming off a cold but came to put myself on the map and show everybody I'm not afraid to compete."

While Day tries to make himself accessible to members of the media, he's learned early there has to be some give and take with his time management as he juggles school, homework, sports, church and his family life.

"I just try to be efficient with my time. I'm always moving and always trying to get better in everything I do."

Was Saturday worth his time?

"Yes it was worth it. Here you get to see everybody from everywhere and you just get after it."

While he has too many offers to talk about, one program Day is looking to make a return visit to is Notre Dame. How much interest does he have in the Irish?

"I have a lot of interest in Notre Dame and need to get back up there and meet with their strength coach and get a better feel for what is up there."

Despite feeling the need to make a return visit, what did Sheldon remember from his trip to campus several weeks ago?

"I remember the coaching staff and the surroundings and the spiritual feeling you get when you are up there."

While Day seems to be comfortable with his main Notre Dame recruiter, what is he hoping to learn from Irish strength coach Paul Longo?

"Coach Elston is a real cool guy and we're building a real good relationship. Also, my mom really likes him. I want the strength coach to show me that hard work is going to pay off and that their strength program is better than any other in the country."

While Day is looking at several programs from across the country, he claims distance will not play a factor in his decision.

"My mom says she is going to go anywhere I go so it really does not matter."

When is Day looking to trim his list of schools?

"We're working and really trying to get the list down by around the third of June."


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