Jabbie Still Likes Irish

<P>Corner prospect Junior Jabbie has already taken two of his official visits. He has two more scheduled including a visit to Notre Dame. Where do the Irish stand with Jabbie? </P>

Junior Jabbie has already visited Boston College and Missouri. "I liked my visit to Boston College. It's a good school. I liked the campus and the players. The only thing I didn't like is they want me as a safety. I really liked my visit to Missouri. They want me to play running back. I really liked the coaches and the players at Missouri. I liked about everything at Missouri."

Jabbie says he wants the chance to play offense in college. "I want to play running back in college. If not running back, somewhere on offense. I think running back is my natural position."

The Irish are currently recruiting him as a corner back. Will that hurt their chances? "They are recruiting me as a corner. It's a great school, and would be a good place for me to go. I would not rule them out because they are looking at me for defense."

We asked Jabbie what he liked about Notre Dame. "I went up there for an unofficial visit during the BYU game. I liked everything about it. It was a great environment. I got to see everything and it was an exciting place. I didn't get to meet a lot of the players. I'm looking forward to doing that on my visit."

Wake Forest will get a visit from Jabbie this weekend. "I'm going to Wake Forest this weekend. I then visit Notre Dame on the 16th. My last visit will be to either Penn State or Northwestern. Wake Forest and Northwestern want me as a running back. Penn State wants me as an athlete."

Jabbie also has an in-home visit lined up with the Irish. "Coach Willingham and Coach Simmons are coming on the 14th. They are coming to my home, and will probably come to my school. I'm looking forward to that."

Don't expect a decision soon. "I plan to take all my visits. I'll decide sometime after my visits." Is Missouri leading right now because they want him at running back? "I liked it there a lot, but I want to look at all my options. I wouldn't say they are leading. Once I take my visits, I'll have a leader and I will commit."

Comments: One can tell Jabbie likes Notre Dame quite a bit. The fact that he wants to play offense could be a problem. We'll have to wait and see what Willingham says, and Jabbie's reaction to that conversation before we get an idea of where the Irish stand. We'll call him next week after that visit.

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