Irish Bloodlines Run Deep

He's three years away from potentially earning a scholarship offer from Notre Dame, but this 2014 prospect's bloodlines prove he's all Irish.

Texas 2014 wide receiver prospect Carl Schiro has heard stories about Notre Dame since he was little. With a father, grandfather, and great grandfather suiting up for the Irish football team, there's only one collegiate dream destination for the 6-foot-3, 175-pound sophomore.

"My dad (Bumper Schiro) played under Gerry Faust and played some receiver and defensive back," Schiro said. "My grandfather (Jack Barnard) played in the early 60s and my great grandfather Joe Thesing played fullback and earned Honorable Menntion All-American honors in the late-30s. It's been my dream to play at Notre Dame and I attended the Notre Dame camp this summer, and have been to about five games."

Although he had only completed one season of high school ball prior to participating in one of Notre Dame's summer camp, Schiro hoped to turn a few heads among the Irish coaching staff. D

"Tony Alford, the (Irish) wide receivers coach, talked with me a little bit and said he would keep in touch," Schiro said. "One of my friends and I were told we could visit as recruit(s) for a game this fall for a game and I'm looking to come up for the USC game (Oct. 22)."

What would happen if the Irish ever offered?

"I wouldn't even have to think about it as I would love to follow my father's legacy at Notre Dame," he said. "It would be the greatest moment in my life for sure."

While Schiro still has plenty of time to find out what programs will show continued interest, much less extend an offer, several already made contact.

"I've received questionnaires from Stanford, TCU and many others," he said. "I'm getting a lot of questionnaires and letters and have made some contact with coaches."

This fall Schiro hopes to get his first taste of varsity action.

"My father was transferred so I've transferred to St. Michael's Academy in Austin, Texas, and right now I'm working to be a starter," Schiro said. "The school I came from did not allow freshmen to play varsity.

"We just finished with two-a-days today and I did 7-on-7 this summer, and was one of the starting wide receivers," he continued. "My coach said I would be starting this season barring a miracle. If not, I'll be a key backup as we've got eight senior wide receivers. Either way I would be the only sophomore to play, so I'll definitely be on varsity."

While it's admittedly early in the recruitment process for Schiro, his Notre Dame bloodlines and overall athleticism could afford him a future shot at earning an offer from the school of his dreams. Top Stories