Irish Showing Early Interest

Ohio running back Mikel Horton talks about the early interest being shown by Notre Dame.

If Notre Dame is looking for a big powerful running back in the 2014 class they might have found a leading candidate in Ohio running back Mikel Horton of Lakota East High School.

Horton, who stands 6-foot-1, 225-pounds, is already hearing from the Irish.

"Notre Dame (assistant) coach (Chuck) Martin visited my school," said Horton. They send me a lot of stuff in the mail and in emails."

While Horton has yet to visit the Irish, he hopes to expand upon what he knows at this time.

"I've trying to build a good relationship with Notre Dame," said Horton. "I like them a lot and it's my plan to try and visit there this summer."

Besides the Irish, Horton is hearing from many and plans to camp at several programs in the coming month.

"Some of the schools I'm hearing from right now are Ohio State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Alabama, LSU and Cincinnati," said Horton. "I'm planning on attending camp at each of those schools." Top Stories