Is ND Close To Commitment #1?

<P>Notre Dame has just completed camp. They have had quite a few important prospects in and more coming by daily. Is Notre Dame close to getting their first commitment? </P>

Jeff Samardzija has been kind of the underdog this year. A local kid that everyone was not sure about. The 6-4 190 pound wide receiver opened some eyes at Notre Dame camp this past week.

Jeff had a great season last year. He caught 51 passes for 1197 yards and 11 touchdowns. Right now, Jeff has offers from, Purdue, Indiana and Notre Dame. He has camped at Notre Dame, Michigan and heads to Ohio State tomorrow for a two day camp.

"Notre Dame has offered me. I loved it at their camp. My Dad and I have been Notre Dame fans for a long time. It was great, I talked to coach Miles for a long time and I really loved it there. I have only been to about 6 games there but I love the campus."

I asked Jeff about Michigan and the other offers. This is what he had to say. "Michigan told me they really wanted to offer me. They told me they only have 11 scholarships to give this year and only one will go to a wide receiver. They told me I am very much in the mix but they want to be sure before they offer a wide receiver." Jeff also likes Purdue quite a bit as well.

I asked Jeff is a decision is coming soon. "I want to make an early decision. I am going to go to Ohio State camp tomorrow for two days and then I will sit down with my Dad and my brother and will decide. If the decision is obvious, I will commit. If it isn't, I will probably wait but I do know I want to make an early decision.

Samardzija does have a leader at this point. "It's going to be very hard to beat Notre Dame. They have what I am looking for in a school."

Comments. I think this one is over and has been the moment ND offered. I expect Jeff to commit soon after he comes back from Ohio State camp. He says Notre Dame has offered. I believe him after hearing what was said about his play at camp. I will know more on if he was offered tomorrow. A fantastic kid as always. Top Stories