Maurice Wells had a very impressive junior season. "I rushed for 3,076 yards and 31 touchdowns," said Wells. "I've played a little bit at corner, but I prefer playing running back."
The 5-10, 185-pound running back says he also has 4.38 speed and plenty of schools have taken notice. "Right now I have offers from USC, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Florida State and Ole Miss. I'm getting letters from teams all across the country."
The Irish have also been sending him mail. "I've received some stuff from them. I know my Coach got a questionnaire and he sent them some tape. I've been hearing from there."
Does Wells have an interest in Notre Dame? "Oh yeah, definitely. It's a good school and they play every game on National TV. They have a great program."
Wells is also a solid student. "I don't know what my core is. I have a 3.5 g.p.a. I'm a member of the National Honors Society. I took the SAT the first time and I scored an 890. That was my first time. I'm taking it again in May."
Summer camps will also get a look from Wells. "I plan to attend the Nike camp in May. I might attend camp at Georgia Tech, Maryland, places like that."
Wells also knows what he'll be looking for in a school. "I'm going to take all my visits, and I'll probably decide at the very end. I want to play early. I'll look at the school that gives me the best chance to play early and wins a lot of games. I want to be on a team that goes to bowl games. I also want to feel comfortable there. I don't mind traveling at all. My Dad is in the military so I've traveled a lot."
Comments: We've heard Wells will be one of the top players in the country. He also happens to come from talent-rich Florida and also appears to have solid grades. We know the Irish recruit him. Expect the Irish to jump in this race very soon.