Blazevich exploring his options

Highly touted junior tight end Jeb Blazevich talks about his upcoming visit to Notre Dame, his thoughts on the Irish, and his timetable for decision.

If there is such a thing as a good problem to have, Charlotte (N.C.) tight end Jeb Blazevich has it.

Boasting over 20 offers from some of the nation's premier programs, the No. 7 ranked tight end in the 2014 class has narrowed his list to six (Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Ole Miss), but he isn't ready to make the next cut just yet.

"Oh, man, I wish I knew what school I wanted to attend," Blazevich said. "There are so many good schools recruiting me. It's been a long process."

The 6-foot-3, 223- pound Charlotte Christian standout most recently scheduled a visit to Notre Dame.

"I'm going up there for junior day, which coincides with their spring practice, so I'll get to go to both," Blazevich said. "The coaches really want me to come. It will be my first visit to Notre Dame."

Though Blazevich has yet to step foot on campus, his perception of the Irish is all positive.

"I love the coaching staff at Notre Dame," he said. "They have such a national fan base and you run into a Notre Dame fan anywhere you go. They offer such a great education, as well. You have to like it [Notre Dame's offense] as a tight end. I told the coaches I was sorry they didn't win the national championship, but using their tight end was about the only thing working for them that game. So, I was happy and sad."

In addition to Notre Dame, Blazevich will attend one other junior day.

"I'm actually driving down to Clemson tonight [Friday]," Blazevich said. "My brother goes to Clemson, so I'll stay with him and get ready for junior day tomorrow. I can't wait to see the new indoor practice facility."

The three-star prospect is familiar with Clemson's campus, and he spoke highly of the Tigers.

"Clemson is like a family – I always get a great feeling when I'm there," Blazevich said. "My brother will be long gone by the time I am there, so that won't affect my decision too much. I do have to say this about the Clemson offense, though: It is so crazy to watch."

Clemson tight ends coach Danny Pearman stopped by Charlotte Christian on Friday, and Notre Dame running backs coach Tony Alford visited Blazevich's school last Tuesday.

The tight end admitted he has some evaluating to do before the summer months roll in.

"I've set a deadline for myself -- June 1," Blazevich said. "That way, I can focus on getting better this summer as a player. I want to visit certain schools one more time and then I'll be ready."

Blazevich finished his junior season with 30 receptions for 379 yards and five touchdowns. As a sophomore, he had 32 catches for 513 yards and six touchdowns. Top Stories