Florida OG calls Irish offer 'really big'

Ranked in the top 10 nationally at the offensive guard position, Parker Boudreax of Orlando (Fla.) Bishop Moore explains why a Notre Dame offer has him excited.

With more than 30 scholarship offers to his name, four-star offensive guard Parker Boudreaux has exploded onto the recruiting scene this fall. The junior most recently picked up an offer from Notre Dame.

"This is a really big offer for me because it's completely unexpected," Boudreax said. "I talked to [Irish recruiting coordinator] Coach (Tony) Alford about two months ago, and he said they were going to check out my film and get back to me. I didn't know that would mean an offer would already be coming my way."

The Orlando (Fla.) Bishop Moore standout first pointed to Notre Dame's academic reputation as an appeal to the school.

"They are a very strong academic school, they have great people surrounding the program, it's a private, Catholic school, and they're a top 10 team on the football field," Boudreax said.

"The success they've had with their offensive linemen definitely sticks out, too."

The 6-foot-4 1/2, 281-pound lineman says Notre Dame is looking at him for either guard or tackle.

"Just depending on how I grow and develop," Boudreax said. "They said they like how athletic I am for my size and how well I finish my blocks."

Boudreax claims no favorites at this point, but he did say there were a few schools he maintained contact with more than others.

"Georgia Southern, Miami, Penn State, Arkansas, Kentucky, Notre Dame and Iowa... It's a lot right now," he said. "It's crazy."

On Thursday, Boudreax will visit Georgia Southern, and he'll visit Clemson on Friday. He also has plans to see Penn State vs. Ohio State in Happy Valley as well as Miami vs. Florida State in Coral Gables.

"I don't know if I will be able to get up to Notre Dame until my senior year, but I will definitely visit for sure," Boudreax said.

For the offensive lineman, a few key factors will play into his decision.

"The comfort level I have with the school, academics, and the coaches around the program will all matter," Boudreax said.

Boudreax is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 9 offensive guard in the class of 2016.

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