Oden eager for ND visit

Three-star quarterback Tylin Oden holds eight scholarship offers and has drawn interest from several other top college programs. He is scheduled to attend Junior Day at Notre Dame on Saturday.

Three-star quarterback Tylin Oden recently added offers from Air Force and Western Kentucky to push his total to eight. The 6-foot-6, 180-pounder from Columbia, Tenn., has also drawn interest from Notre Dame, North Carolina State, Auburn, Oregon and Penn State, among others.

He visited North Carolina State last weekend and saw Louisville earlier this month. He’s scheduled to attend Junior Day at Notre Dame on Saturday.

“I’m just going to see what Notre Dame has to offer as far as the stadium and meet the coaches and some of the players,” he said. “I’m just going to enjoy the experience.”

Oden, who will travel to South Bend on Friday with his mother and younger sister, plans to spend most of the day on Saturday enjoying the Notre Dame campus and mingling with the Irish coaches and players.

His contact with the Irish has tapered off a bit since assistant Mike Elston visited the school back in January, but he’s confident he’ll hear more from Notre Dame in the near future.

“I think when they get a chance to actually see me in action that the contact between me and them will soon increase,” he said. “I’ll just let time take its course on that one.”

Oden’s visits to Louisville and N.C. State let him learn more about those schools.

“It was pretty fun,” he said. “I got to see the field and what was in the locker room and meet the coaches. Just, you know, the same old, same old.”

He expects to see Tennessee later this spring when his 7-on-7 team competes at an event in Knoxville. He hopes to add a few more visits to his schedule heading into the summer.

“While we’re in Knoxville I think we’re going to slide in to see Tennessee,” he said. “That’s about all I know for sure.”

As a junior, Oden threw for more than 1,000 yards and rushed for almost 1,000 more as he led Spring Hill to the playoffs for the first time since 2009. He combined for 28 touchdowns and threw just three interceptions.


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