New Jersey Offensive Lineman Has Irish Ties

St. Mary's high school in Rutherford, NJ is home to Mike Schmeding. The 6-8, 290-pound offensive tackle prospect has a family history of producing division one prospects. Schmeding now has shot to sign his own division one scholarship. Is Schmeding interested in Notre Dame?

Mike Schmeding has quite the family history of college football players. "My grandfather played at Notre Dame," Schemding said. "I had another uncle play there. I had two uncles that played for Boston College, and my father played at Arizona State."

It now appears Schmeding will have his shot at playing college football. "I get a lot of mail," said Schmeding. "Wisconsin, Virginia, Maryland, Boston College, Notre Dame, UConn, West Virginia, Florida, North Carolina State, Duke and Rutgers have been sending me mail."

Schmeding says he'll be showing off his talent at a few camps this summer. "I'll be going to Maryland camp because it's a contact camp. I went last year and really liked it. I might be going to Rutgers and Boston College as well. I plan to go to the Nike camp, and I'm going to a junior day at Virginia next month."

Does Schmeding have an interest in Notre Dame? "It's in my blood. I'm Irish, my grandfather was a captain there. I have a lot of interest in Notre Dame. It's a great school."

Schmeding says he plans to take his time before making a decision. "I'm keeping my options open. I want to wait and see which colleges will offer me. I'll take some visits before deciding. I'll look at the education and what they have to offer. I'll also look at opportunities after college."

The New Jersey native should be set academically with over a B average. He said he hasn't taken the test yet but will this month.

What kind of player is Schmeding? "My coaches tell me I fire off the ball well. We're a mostly running team. They say I'm aggressive, I have great work ethic and I'm intense."

Comments: Schmeding is another big offensive linemen to keep and eye on. He certainly has the bloodlines to contribute in college. His frame looks to be suited for offensive tackle in college. He seems pretty open to anyone at this point. Top Stories