Ziemba Talks Irish

Scout.com Top-100 offensive lineman Lee Ziemba of Rogers high school (Ark.) is one of Notre Dame's top offensive line targets for the 2007 recruiting class. Ziemba didn't wait to visit Notre Dame on an official visit; instead he made the trip to South Bend for the Notre Dame Blue-Gold Football Game.

The Notre Dame staff was able to pull together a star-studded list of recruits to visit for the spring game. One of the top players in the attendance was Lee Ziemba (6-6, 285-pounds)

"Things went really well. I got to se a lot of things that normal 17-year old doesn't get to see," Ziemba said of his trip to Notre Dame. "You could definitely tell that Notre Dame wasn't a regional school, it's a national school and people come from all over. It's not just the football players either, the students also.

"It was a lot smaller than I thought it would be. It wasn't that big because it's a private school. I felt I was in the presence of some great football players that had played in the past. I saw a lot of places from the movie Rudy. That was kind of neat."

The tradition of great players that have walked the grounds of Notre Dame is what coach Weis is bringing back to Notre Dame. Ziemba had a chance to meet Charlie Weis for the first during his trip.

"I'm not sure what I expected," Ziemba explained. "The first thing you notice about him is the big old Super Bowl ring that he wears around. I got to try that on, which was pretty cool. You can tell he knows what he's talking about, and you can tell that he wants to win and he's going to win. That's the biggest thing I think. He's pretty genuine. He's real honest.

"I talked to Jimmy [Clausen] for a long time. All the recruits were real nice. I thought it was impressive that most of them knew who I was. I didn't have to introduce myself, which I thought was pretty cool."

Lee did visit Michigan prior to making his way to South Bend. He isn't certain what his plans are for the summer, but he may squeeze in another unofficial visit or two.

"I'm not sure if I'll do any camps," replied Ziemba when asked about his summer schedule. "I'll probably do visits this summer and then at the end of summer I hope to have a narrowed down list."

Besides Notre Dame Ziemba has scholarship offers from LSU, Tennessee, Arkansas, Auburn, USC, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Michigan, Mississippi State, Nebraska, and Kansas State.


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