"I feel I did well and learned a lot today. In the past I've been doing everything just from raw talent. Coming out here today was a good experience and I was able to learn more about the game."
"Of course, I'm really good friends with Eilar and everyone on my team is like a brother to me."
What type of contact has Taco received from the Irish?
"I got a chance to speak with Coach Hinton on the phone when I called him. We talked about going up to Notre Dame for a visit and seeing the campus and seeing a real good game like USC so I can get a feel for the atmosphere and see how they play."
While Charlton has the Irish high on his early list, there is more to the story than just his friendship with Hardy.
"It would be great to have an offer from Notre Dame. They have a great sports team and great academics. Notre Dame is a very prestigious college I could attend and know even if I don't go pro; I could come out and get a great job."
One of the questions many had about Charlton was if his future was on the football field or basketball court. It seems he's made his choice.
"At first it was going to be hard for me to pick between basketball and football. Now that I have seen the interest I'm receiving in football, I have placed all my energies to football. I'm concentrating on becoming the best play I can be."
While there is still plenty of time for Notre Dame to build a relationship with Taco, do not be surprised if several other programs take a heavy interest in the talented defensive end.