Sophomore linebacker Dallas Gant already holds seven scholarship offers and hopes his summer camp tour will lead to even more.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound linebacker from St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo, Ohio plans to attend the Irish Invasion in June as well as a handful of other camps.
Irish assistant coach Mike Elston visited the school recently to drop off Gant’s invitation.
“Coach Elston actually came by the school and left me a flyer to attend their camp,” Gant said. “They said they're slow in the (recruiting) process but it will come and they'll obviously recruit me harder as I get older and become a junior and can talk to me. They just wanted to come down and see how I move and all that stuff.”
Gant’s visit in June will be his second trip to Notre Dame. He attended the home game against UMass last fall.
“It was a great place,” Gant said. “I liked the campus. It was different from all the rest and it was a great atmosphere.”
Gant, who also plans to camp at Michigan State and Ohio State, among others, also made stops in East Lansing, Columbus, Kentucky and Cincinnati.
“I've seen Michigan State a few times,” he said. “The last time I was there was for the spring game. I've been down to Ohio State a few times and Kentucky. UC is right across the street.”
Michigan State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Toledo and Bowling Green have offered.
“Some of the schools that stick out to me are a lot of the schools I’ve been down to,” Gant said. “I like Michigan State, obviously, I like Kentucky’s atmosphere and Toledo and Ohio State. There’s a bunch of interest. I just have to see what place fits the best for me.”
Gant’s father played football at Toledo and his uncle played at Bowling Green. His cousin, Allen Gant, completed his senior season at Michigan this year.