Irish Offer Wade

The Irish are looking for guys who can rush the passer in this recruiting class, and one guy they really like is Cincinnati, Ohio native Kallen Wade. The 6-6, 220-pound Wade has already attended Notre Dame's junior day and has a scholarship offer from the Irish. We spoke with Wade on Wednesday to get his thoughts on Notre Dame. Do the Irish have a good shot at Wade?

Cincinnati's Kallen Wade is quickly becoming a top prospect. The talented speed rusher already has a few offers under his belt.

"Notre Dame, Illinois, Cincinnati, Boston College, Miami of Ohio...My coach just told me that Duke was putting theirs in writing. He also told me that Kentucky offered me. He has a big list, but those are the schools that I know about."

We asked Wade when he received his Irish offer.

"I think it came back in February," Wade said. "I almost did a back flip I was so excited."

Wade wasn't the only person excited about his offer from Notre Dame.

"My mom almost jumped out of her high heels when I told her," Wade said. "She was so excited that I was offered by a school with the standards that Notre Dame has."

Wade also recently visted Notre Dame for one of their junior days and left very impressed with the Irish.

"Good things are going to happen there," Wade said of Notre Dame. "The campus is beautiful. Touchdown Jesus, the Golden Dome, the campus, everyone was so nice to me and really made me feel at home.

"The way people treated me, it was great. It was a lot nicer than at Ohio State. Ohio State treated me really well, but Notre Dame was on a whole different level.

"I really liked the coaching staff there and coach Weis. I just felt really comfortable there."

The Cincinnati native also plans to take visit a few more schools in the future.

"I'm trying to get back to Notre Dame for their spring game on the 23rd," Wade said when asked if he'd be visiting any other schools soon. "I was invited back for that and I'd really like to go.

"Our team is planning on going to a camp at Miami of Ohio and Ohio State."

We asked Kallen which other schools he's interested in besides Notre Dame.

"I also like Boston College. I'd want to go up and see their campus. I like Ohio State. I like their facilities a lot. I also want to get out to see Illinois."

Will Wade be making an early decision?

"I'm going to take my time," Wade said. "I don't want to close the door on anyone. Notre Dame tops my list. I want to see what's out there though, but Notre Dame will stay at the top of list."

Comments: The Irish appear to be in good shape with Wade. He seems very interested in Notre Dame. He's obviously one of their top recruits on the board so a commitment from him would be big, especially since they need guys who can come off the edge. However, it's very early, and we expect quite a few more teams to come into the mix for Wade when all is said and done.

Here is a LINK to Wade's player profile page. Check out his video at the bottom of the page and see why the Irish are interested in Wade. Top Stories