There’s been some smoke regarding Notre Dame’s top tight end target, George Takacs and a possible weekend visit to Notre Dame.
Irish Illustrated contacted Naples (Fla.) Gulf Coast head coach Pete Fominaya to get the latest on Takacs’ weekend plans.
“His plans are, he’s flying to Indianapolis tomorrow, he’ll be at the Five-Star Challenge Saturday and Sunday and then he plans to be on campus at Notre Dame on Monday and Tuesday,” Fominaya said.
Takacs is having a huge year in his budding football career.
Prior to his junior season, Takacs was ranked by most recruiting sites as a low three-star recruit with 10 offers.
Takacs now boasts 32 offers and holds invitations to both The Opening Finals and the Rivals Five-Star Challenge held in Indianapolis this weekend.
On Thursday, Takacs added another impressive accolade to his resume.
“He got big news today, he got invited to the Army All-America Game,” Fominaya said. “He’s on cloud nine right now, really ecstatic.”
With all eyes on Takacs and his looming decision, Fominaya addressed what the next steps are for Takacs in his recruitment.
“He’s evaluating the process,” Fominaya said. “He’s going to go to a couple different schools this June and then shut things down in July and try to make a decision by the end of the summer.”
At this point, Florida, Georgia, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin are the schools in consideration for Takacs’ pledge.
Family ties to Indiana and Notre Dame have the Irish appearing to be in the driver’s seat.
“His mom did her graduate school there and his grandparents live not too far from the school so I know it’s a close connection for him,” Fominaya said.
A wild card factor in Notre Dame’s recruitment of Takacs is tight end Tommy Tremble of Alpharetta (Ga.) and John’s Creek High School.
Tremble was originally scheduled to attend Irish Invasion this weekend but a family event put his South Bend visit aside until June 21, a visit that will last three days.
Depending on how Tremble’s Notre Dame visit pans out, Takacs could be put in a situation where he may have to expedite his decision. The Irish don't have space to take two tight ends this cycle.