Miclisse wants offer from 'dream school'

Linebacker Greg Miclisse of Palm Bay (Fla.) Bayside talks about his hopes of picking up an offer from his childhood favorite. He explains how soon he plans to make a decision and who are the main contenders to land him.

For middle linebacker Greg Miclisse of Palm Bay (Fla.) Bayside, an offer from Notre Dame would be a dream come true. He's camping with the Irish June 20-22 and hopes that's when he receives the good news.

"I'm headed up there in about two weeks with my 7-on-7 coach," Miclisse said. "I'm really excited to see Notre Dame. That has been my dream school ever since I was a little kid."

With no family ties or friend connections to the school, Miclisse said there's a different reason he grew up a Notre Dame fan, rather than one of the big three in Florida.

"We didn't have cable when I was a kid," Miclisse said. "But, Notre Dame always played on NBC, so I could watch them. When I was younger, I saw a team wearing blue and gold play for the first time, and the very next week, I saw those same colors out on the field. Ever since then, I was a Notre Dame fan."

Miclisse says he's received positive feedback about his play on the field from the Notre Dame coaching staff.

"I'm excited to see Coach Kelly and Coach Alford in person," Miclisse said. "They have told me that they like my football smarts and awareness on the field to make plays. They want to see me play in person before they offer."

Miclisse has said he would like to make his decision on June 19, the anniversary date of his grandmother's death, but if he feels like a Notre Dame offer could come during camp, he may stall that decision.

"Tennessee and Notre Dame are my leaders right now," Miclisse said. "Tennessee shows me a lot of love, especially their fans. Their fan base is off the charts. I've gotten so many letters from that staff, and I have a great relationship with the coaches. I would love a Notre Dame offer, though. That would make my decision pretty hard."

Other schools Miclisse are considering include Georgia, LSU, Louisville, Miami, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Michigan State, Oklahoma, and UCLA.

"It's a blessing to have the opportunity to choose what college I want to attend based on my athletic abilities," Miclisse said. "I know I have to stay humble and work hard."

Miclisse is three-star prospect and ranked as the No. 38 middle linebacker in 2014. He claims a 4.7 in the 40-yard dash and checks in at 6-foot-1, 230-pounds.

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