Olsen is a Name to Remember

Notre Dame has always been a recruiting force back East when it really makes the effort. The Notre Dame coaching staff is making inroads to the east coast this year with Eric Olsen one of its newest offers.

At the end of the day, you cannot teach 6-5, 300-pounds. That is the current size of Eric Olsen, OL, Staten Island, N.Y., (Poly Prep).

"I'm open to all of them," Olsen said of which schools he liked. "I'm trying to narrow it down to five by the end of August or September."

Olsen certainly has a lot of options to choose from.

"Some of the bigger ones (that have offered) are Miami, Notre Dame, Boston College, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Pittsburgh," Olsen said. "My coach told me that Tennessee and Penn State are close to offering so hopefully they will too."

Olsen is not picky when it comes to the position he plays at the college level, and that will certainly make college coaches happy.

"Wherever they want to play me," Olsen said of his college position. "Whatever position I can get on the field the fastest."

SMITTY'S TAKE - Olsen is happy with his current list of offers, but did not appear any place close to making a decision. Notre Dame is now firmly in the mix. That is the most important item to know.

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