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Gant set for Irish Invasion

Junior linebacker Dallas Gant will return to South Bend this weekend to get another look at Notre Dame. He also hopes to showcase his skills at the Irish Invasion and earn an offer.

The first two Irish Invasion camps attracted some of Notre Dame’s top targets. This year’s event will do the same.

Among the underclassmen hoping to land offers are '18 linebacker Dallas Gant, a 6-foot-3, 205-pounder from St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo, Ohio.

“I heard it’s like a junior day, so hopefully I’ll get to see the place a little more,” Gant said. “I’ve only been down there one time for one of the games so I hope to see that and get a little bit of competition when I go to the camp.”

Gant, who already holds offers from Michigan State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Kentucky and a few Mid-American Conference schools, has remained in contact with the Irish since his fall visit. Recruiting coordinator Mike Elston visited him at school this spring.

He plans to visit Ohio State on Friday while en route to South Bend.

“After that I think we’re going to Michigan State,” he said. “I went to Toledo’s camp and then we plan to visit a couple schools over the summer to go to camps and things.”

At this point in the recruiting process, Gant doesn’t have a favorite and said he's open to any school that offers.

“I just want to look at all of my options to see what fits me best,” he said. “Mostly I talk to Ohio State when I can, Michigan State I got the offer, and all the other schools I got offered from. I got a lot of other camp information too from a bunch of schools.”

Gant has ties to Michigan and a couple of MAC schools. His father played football at Toledo while his uncle played at Bowling Green. His cousin, Allan Gant, completed his eligibility at Michigan last fall. Top Stories