Irish impress 3-star guard

Trent Maynard visited Notre Dame for the Blue-Gold game and the in-state offensive guard liked what he saw. Could the Irish offer this Indianapolis product?

Trent Maynard made his fourth visit to Notre Dame last weekend when the three-star offensive lineman from Indianapolis (Ind.) Decatur Central headed north to the Blue-Gold Game.

“I thought there was some great competition,” Maynard said. “It was great to see everyone battling it out. I know there was only like 3,000 people there because it wasn’t in their stadium, but it was great being around Notre Dame fans because I know how die-hard they are.”

Maynard spoke briefly with recruiting coordinator Mike Elston and offensive line coach Harry Hiestand after the game.

“It was similar to the conversations that we usually have,” Maynard said. “They want me to get back to campus again soon and they like what I’ve been doing. We didn’t get to talk long because they were focused on the game.”

The 6-foot-4, 317-pound lineman holds offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio and Western Michigan. Notre Dame is an offer he hopes to add in the future.  

“There is nothing that doesn’t stand out to me about Notre Dame,” Maynard said. “I like the history and tradition of Notre Dame football, and they have great coaches. I know they have a lot of first-year coaches this year. It’s an amazing place to be, and growing up in Indiana, that makes it even better.”

Maynard has no immediate plans to cut his list. 

“I don’t have any favorites right now; I’m just taking everything slowly,” Maynard said. “Sooner or later, I’ll have to do a lot more research on schools, but right now I’m just enjoying the process and seeing what comes next.”

Maynard is a three-star prospect and ranked as the No. 1 offensive guard in Indiana and No. 36 guard overall in the Class of 2016. Top Stories