Notre Dame’s first commitment has proven to be one of the program’s top recruiters too.
Tommy Kraemer committed to Notre Dame back in October and has spent his free time ever since trying to add to the Irish haul.
During the Irish Invasion, Kraemer plans to step up his recruiting game.
“I will be at the Irish Invasion on the 19th kind of just hanging out and then I’m going to do the lineman camp on June 20,” said Kraemer, a 6-foot-6, 310-pounder from Cincinnati. “I’ll probably just watch the Invasion and hang out with some of the other commits.”
“I think Liam and Ben Bredeson might be there too and I’m sure there’s going to be some other ones,” he said. “I talk to Ben Bredeson a lot and hopefully we can get him on board and Austin Mack and then Auston Robertson are kind of the main ones right now I talk to. I know Liam is talking to a couple guys and some of the other guys are talking to different people. Hopefully we get some more people on board.”
According to Kraemer, Bredeson seems torn between Notre Dame and Wisconsin.
“He’s a lot like Liam and I,” Kraemer said. “He’s not a big fan of the recruiting process. He likes to keep everything kind of secret so it’s kind of hard to get a read on him but I think it’s between Notre Dame and Wisconsin. I’m not really sure about the others. Hopefully it will be Notre Dame in the end, but I’m not really sure.”
In addition to his recruiting plans, Kraemer is looking forward to working with offensive line coach Harry Hiestand during the O-line camp on June 20.
“He said it should be a lot of fun,” Kraemer said. “He’s going to pull a couple select linemen over and a couple of defensive lineman. I think Zack Martin and Chris Watt are going to be there as well. He said he’s going to put me through some drills and watch some fun. We’ll be with him the whole day so we’ll really learn a lot. It will be really good for me.”
Kraemer also plans to attend the Nike Camp at Ohio State later this month to earn an invitation to The Opening.
After that he’ll turn his attention to his senior season at Elder High School.
“We lift on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and we do some speed agility after that,” he said. “We start up our football season on July 17. We have a team camp and then we get into doubles and then the season, so now we’re just getting into shape and getting a lot stronger. That’s where we’re at right now.”