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Four-star defensive tackle Darius Latham of North Central High (Indianapolis) had Notre Dame in his top five in March. Two months later there has been a drastic shift in his recruitment, and he told about it.

Darius Latham of North Central High (Indianapolis) was being recruited by Notre Dame to play defense, then it changed to offense and then back to defense.

However, the new question is just how much the Irish remain interested in the 6-foot-5, 285-pound Latham four-star defensive tackle.

"I haven't talked to them in a while," Latham told on Tuesday. "It's been about a month. …I'll still look at them."

The dip in interest is quick, and at first it could have been written off that the Irish filled their offensive line quota with five committed players to the unit. But Latham said the Irish switched their recruitment of him to the defensive line.

The lack of communication is making it so Latham isn't sure if the Irish want, nor where he would fit in.

"First, they were recruiting me for defense, and then they said they think I would be good on the offensive side," Latham said. "Then they changed it back to defense, so I really don't know at this point."

However, Latham does have a preference.

"I see myself as a defensive lineman," Latham said. "I have more passion as a defensive player, so I feel like I'll work harder on the defensive side of the ball. I think I'm a good run stopper. I guess it's playing in the conference I play in, where most teams run it hard. I'm so used to facing the run."

Latham was supposed to visit Notre Dame in the spring, but he had to cancel at the last minute and didn't reschedule. Because of his commitment playing AAU basketball, he is yet to set up a summer visit schedule, and is unsure if the Irish will be on that list.

"I'm so busy with AAU it's kind of hard to get to places," Latham said. "I've already been to Notre Dame for a camp and a game, so I plan on going to places I haven't been yet."

Also, Lathan has taken a different look at his recruitment lately.

His coach, Taj Darby, told in March the focus was on Notre Dame, Florida, Tennessee, Wisconsin and Ohio State. But Latham's recruitment is now open to other schools, and he could take trips anywhere.

"I don't have anything planned," he said. "It really depends on if new offers come in. I have to discuss things with my mom." Top Stories