Irish Offer Would be Special for Roesler

Karl Roesler dreams of following in his father's footsteps and attending Notre Dame. The Louisville (KY) native talks about his interest in the Irish.

Louisville (KY) St. Xavier defensive end Karl Roesler's life has included Notre Dame and Irish Football since birth.

With a father who played football for the Irish under Gerry Faust and graduated in 1986, and grandfather who played hoops for the Irish, Roesler grew up on the stories of life under the Golden Dome.

"My dad tells me all about his time at Notre Dame," said Roesler. He says it's great because it's a great school and of course the football is good too."

However, since changes in the Irish coaching staff, Roesler has not been hearing much from his favorite team.

"Since coach (Tim) Hinton left I've not really talked to any of the coaches," said Roesler. "I know they are working on getting a new coach for this area."

Despite the lack of communication, Roesler has made plans to visit this spring.

"I'm going up to the spring game on April 21st," explained Roesler.

While Roesler has been hearing from programs like Louisville, Kentucky, UCLA, Purdue, Miami, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State, it's the Irish he thinks most about.

"I've definitely thought about going to Notre Dame as I know everyone in my family would be very happy," he said. "I've been a fan since I was a kid because my whole family loves Notre Dame."

While Roesler knows there is still time before making a decision he's been thinking about the other programs showing interest.

"I really like UCLA," said Roesler. "However, Notre Dame is at the top."

Despite having visited campus on several occasions over the years, Roesler remembers well his past few visits to campus.

"I went for a spring practice last year," explained Roesler. "They invited me up to the Boston College game this past season and I visited then. It was a great experience. I've been to a lot of games in the past, but it was pretty cool coming up through the tunnel and being on the field." Top Stories