Irish showing interest in USF commit

Notre Dame has three-star running back Karan Higdon of Sarasota (Fla.) Riverview on its radar. The South Florida commit talks about his interest in the Irish and vice versa.

During the evaluation period in May, Irish offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock and running back coach/recruiting coordinator Tony Alford made their way to Sarasota, Florida to pay a visit to three-star running back Karan Higdon.

Higdon, a South Florida commit since January, was invited to attend Irish Invasion in June.

"The last time that we talked, they asked me about going to Irish Invasion," Higdon said. "Hopefully, I can get up there. I still just need to figure out logistics with my family."

Higdon has already established a solid relationship with Alford.

"He is a real cool dude," Higdon said. "He has a great love for the game, and you can tell he has the best interest of all players at heart, and I really like that. We talk on the phone pretty often.We have talked about an offer. They want me to come visit."

"Notre Dame is isolated from everyone else, and it's a very elite institution," Higdon said. "Being Catholic, too, they have very high standards for their students."

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound running back has added offers from Arkansas and Syracuse this spring. He also holds offers from the likes of Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Wake Forest.

Should Notre Dame extend an offer, would the Bulls' commit seriously consider the Irish?

"Oh, for sure," Higdon said. "No question."

Even being sidelined for three games with injury, Higdon rushed the ball 185 times for 987 yards and 15 scores last season as a junior.

"I'm a balanced back," Higdon said. "I think I'm unique because I can do a lot of different things on the field. Some backs rely just on their speed or power, but I use both." Higdon also boasts a 4.0 GPA.

"I would like to major in pre-med," Higdon said. "I want to go into occupational therapy." Top Stories