Four-star junior linebacker Dallas Gant left at halftime of Notre Dame’s 17-10 loss to Stanford, but he liked what he saw from the Irish on Saturday night.
“I had to get on the road to get home,” said Gant, a 6-foot-3, 208-pounder from Toledo, Ohio. “They gave up some plays but they were doing really well when I was there. They had a shutout at half.”
Gant, who landed an offer from the Irish earlier this year, has been a regular in South Bend and attended the Irish Invasion last summer.
“I had a good time like always down there,” he said. “Since I’ve seen Notre Dame, they have always stood pretty high considering their history and culture down there.”
During the trip, Gant spoke with Irish head coach Brian Kelly and recruiting coordinator Mike Elston. The message hasn’t changed.
“Just how they are going to continue to recruit me and build a good relationship,” Gant said. “Coach E., even said he was going to try to make it to my game this Friday.”
Gant plans to attend the Ohio State-Penn State game in Happy Valley next weekend.
He already has landed an offer from the in-state Buckeyes to go with Michigan State, Iowa State, Cincinnati, Kentucky and Boston College.
Scout.com ranks Gant as the No. 114 prospect in the recruiting class of 2018.