Leading the charge for the Irish is defensive line coach Mike Elston.
"Coach Elston reached out to me and asked me to keep a spot free on my calendar for March 1-st," he said. "While I'm not happy we lost our tournament game, I am looking forward to visiting Notre Dame.
"An offer from Notre Dame is something I've been dreaming about for a long time. It's Notre Dame!!! One of the best schools you can think of. It's got great tradition, academics, and everything I can see myself a part of.
"I know Notre Dame gets the best of the best, but an offer from them would be really humbling. Notre Dame is one of those schools it would be hard to say no to."
Howe has heard and seen enough to understand what the Irish stand for.
"Talking with Malik, watching the team play and listening to the coaches. Everything Notre Dame stands for is just good," he said.