Christian Planning Summer Visit to Notre Dame

Damascus (Md.) High athlete Jalen Christian holds double digit offers and he plans on visiting Notre Dame this summer. He spoke to about his plans.

Class of 2015 athlete Jalen Christian already holds more than a dozen offers, and Notre Dame is showing a ton of interest and could be on the verge of offering.

Christian, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound cornerback/receiver from Damascus (Md.) High, plans on visiting campus in the summer.

"I've been in contact with them a lot," Christian said. "I'm hearing from them a lot. I'm going to try and fit in a visit. August is my best guess but I'm not 100 percent sure yet."

Christian said his knowledge of the program is not deep, but he speaks with Irish assistant Scott Booker regularly and the relationship is building.

"He's a very cool guy. He's very straightforward," Christian said. "He's going to recruit kids hard. I'm going to have to go down to a few practices and see how he coaches and see how he works with the players and get a better idea of him."

As a sophomore, Christian had six touchdowns as a receiver and added 20 tackles and an interception return for a touchdown. And at this point, schools aren't looking for a particular position for Christian to play in college.

He already holds offers from Connecticut, Duke, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Temple, Virginia, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

"A lot of schools look at me as an athlete," Christian said. "They say they either want me to play offense or defense, but usually they come and ask me what I prefer to play. I tell them whatever position gets me on the field faster."

Christian began playing receiver in grammar school, and only recently added cornerback to his duties.

"I feel like I'm pretty good at both positions," he said. "I've been working on corner a lot and I'm feeling a lot more comfortable in it. On receiver, I just like the ball in my hands. I think I'm pretty good at both."

Christian is also looking for a blend of strong academics and football.

"I want to go to a university where the academics are very good," he said. "I want a school that can push me to reach my full potential. I want a football team that is a family, and a university that makes me feel at home." Top Stories