Eubanks Willing to Listen?

St. Paul, Minn. offensive line prospect Rafael Eubanks had been a top target for the Irish all season. The 6-3, 290-pound guard prospect had schedule a visit to Notre Dame before the Irish made a coaching chance. Eubanks committed to Iowa earlier this month on his official visit, but the Irish continue to try to get Eubanks to visit. Do the Irish still have a shot at this top prospect?

Offensive line prospect Rafael Eubanks said he just loved his Iowa visit.

"I really liked it there," Eubanks said of Iowa City. "I liked the coaches, players, I just felt real comfortable there."

Eubanks had told us previously that he wanted to take all of his visits before deciding. We asked the St. Paul native what made him change from his original plan.

"I wanted to take all my visits. That would've been ideal," said Eubanks. "I didn't know what was going to happen with Notre Dame so I just felt that Iowa was the place for me. I felt comfortable enough there to make that decision while I was there."

We asked Eubanks if Iowa had said they were filling up at offensive line so he needed to make a decision fairly soon.

"Yeah, a little bit of that," he said. "But I wouldn't have done it if I wasn't sure that is what I wanted to do."

The Irish did name Charlie Weis as their new head coach and the Irish haven't given up on Eubanks.

"They called me on the Monday after my Iowa visit," said Eubanks. "They want me to come on a visit. Coach D.J. Durkin even came to my school and did everything he could to try to convince me that I needed to at least take the visit to be sure."

So where does that leave Notre Dame?

"There's still a possibility I still might visit," said Eubanks. "I really don't know. I want to think about that over the Holidays and see if I want to open it back up to other schools."

Are the Irish the only schools Eubanks is considering other than Iowa at this point?

"Yeah, and maybe Miami somewhat as well," he said. 'I'm going to relax and get away from it a little while and see what I want to do."

Iowa still is where Eubanks plans to attend school, however.

"I'm very happy with choosing Iowa," said Eubanks. "I still plan on going to Iowa. I really liked the people there and the school."

Comments: Eubanks seems willing to listen to Notre Dame. It wouldn't surprise us if he did take a visit to South Bend, but the Irish would have a lot of ground to make up on Iowa. Eubanks seemed very happy with his decision. Top Stories