Apollo High (Owensboro, Ky.) offensive tackle Hunter Bivin is one of Notre Dame's top targets.
"I'm at Rupp Arena right now at the state tournament," said Bivin. "We played in the state tournament last night and got beat. But we're still here watching a couple of more games at Rupp right now."
The success of Bivin's hoop season slowed down his ability to visit Notre Dame a few weeks ago. Nevertheless, Bivin would not trade the experience.
There are sixteen teams who beat everybody and make it to state," explained Bivin. So making it here is pretty sweet."
While Bivin was enjoying his time on his home state's cherished hardwood, his mind was already working on his gridiron future in naming seven early favorites.
With his hoop season now completed, when will Bivin look to visit South Bend?
"I'm hoping to visit Notre Dame on (March) 24," Bivin said. "If that doesn't work out I'll try and get there as soon as possible as I really want to get up there and meet (assistant) coach (Harry) Hiestand."