Irish offer 2015 shooting guard

Shooting guard Rex Pflueger of Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei talks about his latest offer from Notre Dame.

Rising junior shooting guard Rex Pflueger was offered by Notre Dame last week, and the talented two-guard was excited to hear the news relayed to him from his high school coach.

"My high school coach called me Thursday night and said that Notre Dame was just really impressed with my overall game and they think I would be a great fit for their program," Pflueger said. "It was really exciting to hear that. I haven't personally talked to one of their coaches yet, but I plan on giving [Notre Dame assistant] (Martin) Ingelsby a call pretty soon."

"I really want to visit Notre Dame," Pflueger added. "I don't know if I'll make it there this fall or when it exactly it would be, but I know I'll be out that way again for basketball tournaments, and I'll definitely visit."

Pflueger's older brother is walking on the basketball team at USC this season, and the Trojans have already offered Rex, but he says assertions that USC is his leader are untrue.

"USC is not at all my leader," Pflueger said. "I have no idea where I want to go to college. I know I have family ties there and everyone assumes that, but I am completely open right now."

Pflueger has visited Notre Dame once before when he he was in middle school and visited with a friend for a football game.

"Notre Dame has a beautiful campus, and their sports tradition is really good," Pflueger said. "They have all the tools at Notre Dame to really help you when you graduate."

Even though he's far from making a decision, Pflueger knows what he's looking for in a school.

"I want a place where I can come in and play a lot of minutes right away," Pflueger said. "Academics will be important and so will overall fit. I want a team that feels like family."

"Notre Dame is definitely an option," Pflueger said. "That is a big time offer, especially since they are moving to the ACC. I just want to take things slowly since I'm still young."


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