Quarterback Josh Freeman has been to a number for junior days already this year. In fact, he was recently at a Missouri junior day with another Irish recruit, Phillip Strozier. When the calendar turns to April, Freeman will find himself visitng South Bend.
"I am going to make it up for their (Notre Dame's) junior day on April 2nd, said Freeman. "I'm going to be going with a friend of mine, Carson Coffman."
Last time I spoke with Josh he said he had planned on speaking with the coaches.
"When I called they were in a meeting so I didn't get a chance to speak with them," he said. "So I haven't spoken to them directly, but my dad has. He called them later on and spoke with coach Cutcliffe, and just tried to get a feel for what type of quarterback they were looking for and how they worked with players.
"I looking to see how the coaches work with the players." Freeman said when asked what he was interested in seeing on his trip to South Bend. "I want to see how they react in different situations; basically how I like them.
"I want to see how they run a football practice compared to a high school practice," he added.
Freeman also plans to visit a Missouri practice later in April, and also plans to attend the Nebraska spring game.
While Nebraska still leads, Freeman is keeping an open mind.
"If they lead, it's by a little bit," said Freeman of the Huskers. "I'm really open right now."
Freeman said the he recently received a written offer from Iowa State. He can add that to the offers he previously had: Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri. He also mentioned that LSU had really picked up their recruiting efforts as of late.
Comments: The Irish obviously have a great deal of interest in Freeman, and the fact that he is making a trip to South Bend to watch spring practice is huge for Notre Dame. Not only does it show that Josh is genuinely interested, but it will allow Notre Dame to sell their new vision for the program.