Central New Jersey is not as well known for football as the northern region of the state, but it does produce Division I football recruits. Lou Eliades, OL, 6-4, 283 pounds, Oakhurst, N.J., (Ocean Township) is one of the top recruits New Jersey has to offer this year.
"They move me around a lot," Eliades said of his current position. "Tackle, guard, I just want to play."
And that is the same stance Eliades is taking with his college position.
"I'll play wherever," he admitted. "It doesn't matter to me."
A handful of schools are under Eliades watchful eye.
"South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Maryland, Virginia…and oh, Notre Dame," he commented about his favorites.
Eliades took his first official visit this past weekend to South Carolina, but more are to come.
"It was nice," Eliades said of South Carolina. "I spoke to coach Spurrier the other night on the phone. He's a good guy."
"I have a visit set with Virginia Tech. It's on Nov. 5," Eliades continued.
As for the Irish, they were the latest to enter the mix.
"Notre Dame offered me last week," Eliades said. "Notre Dame offered me over the phone. Coach Weis and coach Latina spoke with me. They pretty much just told me I have an offer."
Will the offer from Notre Dame have an impact on Eliades? Hard to say, but he did follow Notre Dame growing up.
"I guess Notre Dame," Eliades said of the school he rooted for growing up. "I don't know why; probably because my grandfather was a big Notre Dame fan."