Irish Make Contact with Kraemer

Growing up Tommy Kraemer was a big Notre Dame football fan. Now, the Irish have made contact with one of Ohio's top prospects in the 2016 recruiting class.

This past week Notre Dame joined the many schools showing interest in Cincinnati (Ohio) Elder sophomore offensive lineman Tommy Kraemer.

The visit by Irish offensive line coach Harry Hiestand has caught the attention of the young lineman.

"Coach Hiestand from Notre Dame stopped by school the other day," said Kraemer. "He's a great guy and he said he loves me as a player and talked about how physical I am as a player. He wants me to visit Notre Dame in June and said he doesn't talk with a whole lot of sophomores but that I was the kind of guy he's going to recruit the hell out of and that the staff really wants me at Notre Dame."

While Kraemer was not offered, he came away with a clear understanding of what is ahead.

"Coach Hiestand told me they don't offer a lot of sophomores," he said. "But he said he definitely thinks I should come up so we can talk about it because he really likes me and wants me to be part of the Fighting Irish."

What would an offer from the Irish mean to one of Ohio's top underclassmen?

"It would mean a lot to me as I grew up a Notre Dame fan rooting for them," explained Kraemer. "So it would be cool to have an offer from a school I grew up really rooting for. So they would be pretty high on my list if they offered.

"Besides the fact Kyle Rudolph and Alex Welch went there, it's Notre Dame and you can't beat that as they have had success forever. Obviously with Kyle and Alex having gone to Notre Dame, there is a connection with Elder. So I'll be in touch with them pretty soon." Top Stories