Where there is a will, there is a way. If Lou Eliades has his way about visiting Notre Dame, it will certainly happen. It is just a matter of trying to fit in the official visit during a hectic football schedule.
"I'm definitely going to reschedule," Eliades said of visiting Notre Dame. "I have something going on this weekend so I can't visit, but I'm going to try and reschedule."
Eliades called the Notre Dame coaching staff this past Friday and told them of his situation. He said he planned to call them back in the near future after speaking to his high school coach about his options for an official visit date. That may not be an easy task.
Notre Dame has an open date for Oct. 29, so it would be a bit unusual for Notre Dame to host an official visitor, but Eliades mentioned that as a possibility. He already has an official visit lined up with Virginia Tech (Nov. 5) when it hosts Miami, so the Notre Dame-Tennessee weekend is also out of the question. After that, it comes dicey at best.
"All of our playoff games are played on Saturdays," Eliades added.
Ocean Township will play its first playoff game Nov. 12, the same weekend Notre Dame hosts Navy, and also the same weekend Notre Dame has one official visitor already lined up – Konrad Reuland.
"I want to make a decision after I see Notre Dame and Virginia Tech," Eliades commented. "If I'm not blown away when I visit Notre Dame or Virginia Tech, then I'll visit Penn State."
The Hokies made an early offer to Eliades and are certainly in the thick of the race. Former Notre Dame offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Kevin Rogers is one of the Hokie coaches recruiting Eliades just to add a little irony to the story.
"I was talking to the line coach (at Virginia Tech) and he said I had a chance to be a four-year starter. I don't know if he meant a four-year starter after a redshirt year or not," Eliades said.
Will Eliades find a way to make an official visit to Notre Dame? Only time will tell.