Alabama Offensive Lineman Has Irish Offer

Brooks high school in Killen, Ala. is home to offensive guard prospect Evan Cardwell. The 6-3, 300-pound Cardwell is a hot prospect with three offers already under his belt. When did the Irish offer Cardwell? What does he have to say about Notre Dame? What are his summer plans? Irish Eyes spoke with Cardwell to get the latest.

Evan Cardwell already has three offers under his belt. "Alabama, UAB and Notre Dame have offered me," said Cardwell. I'm getting mail from a lot of schools across the country."

We asked Evan if his offer from Notre Dame was in writing. "Yes it is. It didn't come that long ago. They've been sending me stuff now and again, but they offered recently and it started to pick up."

Cardwell says he was excited to receive and offer from Notre Dame. "I was pretty excited. I'm pretty highly interested in Notre Dame. I like their storied tradition the most. I need to find out more about their program."

Growing up in Alabama, most people are either a Bama fan or an Auburn fan—Cardwell had his favorite as well. "I grew up cheering for Alabama, but I'm going to look at other schools. I've already been to four junior days at Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss and LSU. I really enjoyed all of them and each one has something to offer. It's going to be hard to just choose one school."

Cardwell says he wants to take his time before making a decision. "I don't think I'll decide early. I want to try to get a good overview of where I'd like to go this summer by stopping at a bunch of camps. I'm going to Alabama and Auburn camp, and then I'll stop by a bunch of one-day camps to get an idea of the school. I will probably take my visits and decide sometime after that."

When asked what was important to him in making a decision, he said "I just want to be comfortable there. Kind of a home away from home type of atmosphere."

Will distance from home be a problem for Cardwell? "Right now it's not. That's why I want to go to some camps this summer and see what I think of things like that. Right now I'm open to anyone.

Cardwell also has a self-reported 3.0 g.p.a. and scored a 21 on his ACT.

Comments: Like any southern kid, the Irish will have the difficult job of getting Cardwell to leave home and his childhood favorite. He seems open to anyone right now including Notre Dame. It's very early in the process and he won't decide early so they will have a shot to state their case. Top Stories