Gesicki Ready for Notre Dame Experience

Southern Regional High (Manahawkin, N.J.) receiver Miek Gesicki has a handful of offers and is getting interest from Notre Dame, and he will be on campus Saturday and is looking forward to it in a big way.

Southern Regional High (Manahawkin, N.J.) receiver Mike Gesicki isn't sure what to expect when he travels to Notre Dame's campus with his parents Saturday, but he is hopeful.

If everything goes well, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound Gesicki will get an offer, but he will not judge the trip based on that. His main goal is to gauge the Irish's interest level, which he believes is high since defensive coordinator Bob Diaco invited him to campus in the winter.

"He came to my school and I was invited to Junior Day," Gesicki said. "The paper said, ‘Special invite to Junior Day.' For him to come all the way from South Bend (Ind.) to New Jersey, I'm hoping that interest elevates and becomes more."

Gesicki holds offers from Boston College, Bucknelll, Old Dominion, Rutgers and Syracuse, and he is getting strong interest from Wisconsin, Penn State and Indiana and was recently invited to camp at Ohio State.

"I haven't been out to Notre Dame," Gesicki said. "But out of all the schools that I've been to, and all the schools that have shown some high interest in me, my top three, in no particular offer, it's Rutgers, Penn State and Wisconsin."

However, the visit to Notre Dame can certainly alter Gesicki's thought process.

"I'm expecting positive, great things," Gesicki said. "I hear the facility is great. They have a great history not only in football, but in sports and in academics, so I'm expecting some great things out there.

"I'm very excited to see the facilities, meet the coaches, find out their interest level in me and hopefully get an offer there sooner rather than later, and add them to some of my other choices."

Gesicki is being recruiting as a receiver and tight end, and is coming off a strong junior season in which he made 50 catches for 954 yards and nine touchdowns. He also made 14 tackles and intercepted four passes on defense, but schools are recruiting the three-sport standout (basketball and volleyball) on offense.

"People put me down as a tight end because I'm a big high school receiver, but when it comes right down to it, I've never been in a three-point stance," Gesicki said. "I've never had my hand on the ground. I've always been on the outside in a wide out stance. Tight end would be something new to me, but to be honest, whichever one I could go out and play would be fine."


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