Already a homecoming for Bars

Offensive tackle commit Alex Bars has seen many Notre Dame games in his lifetime, and he recaps his official visit to the Irish last weekend.

Notre Dame hosted many of its 2014 commits on Saturday for their official visits, including Irish legacy and offensive tackle commit Alex Bars of Nashville (Tenn.) Montgomery Bell Academy.

"I got there Friday around 4 p.m. with both of my parents and my younger sister," Bars said. "I sat in on a few meetings, and then we went to Ruth Chris, which was really nice. My sister loved Notre Dame, hopefully I can get her to join me in a few years."

Bars was able to spend some more time with offensive line coach Harry Hiestand on Saturday before kickoff.

"On Saturday, I went to a walk-through and then chilled in the players' lounge with Coach Hiestand, who is so awesome," Bars said. "I went to admissions and got hooked up with some student-athlete reps."

Bars also did some recruiting of his own, talking primarily with 2015 offensive guard target Tristen Hoge and 2014 running back target Bo Scarbrough.

"I got to speak with some recruits before the game and during warm-up," Bars said. "Tristen Hoge really likes Notre Dame, so hopefully we get him soon. I talked a lot with Bo Scarbrough, who said he was really enjoying his visit."

During the game, Bars sat next to fellow offensive line commit, Quenton Nelson.

"The game was great," Bars said. "The fans were really into it, and the atmosphere was really fun. I've been to quite a few games before, but it's different sitting in the recruit section. I was sitting with Quenton Nelson, who was really getting into it, especially on third downs. We thought we saw Doug Flutie on the sidelines, but I think we were yelling 'Doug!' at the wrong guy the entire time. We were having a really good time."

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