Weis Visits Hemingway

A player moving up on everyone's wish list for the 2007 recruiting class is wide receiver J.R. Hemingway of Conway high school (S.C.) Hemingway is a big athletic receiver who appears to catch everything that comes his way. He has also caught the attention of just about every college recruiter including Notre Dame's Charlie Weis.

J.R. Hemingway (6-2, 205-pounds) won't need to worry whether he's going to get a chance to play Division I football. In fact, he has 21 scholarship offers, including one from Notre Dame.

"They offered me recently, maybe a couple weeks ago," Hemingway replied when asked if the Irish were recruiting him. "They're recruiting me pretty heavily. I've talked to coach Lewis and coach Weis. Coach Weis came to my school today.

"[Weis] coached for the Patriots. He won three championships. What else can you say? He's a good coach, and he knows what he's doing. I watch them on TV. [Weis] throws the ball a lot. He knows how to put the ball up. He likes to spread the ball around. There are some more teams that like to do the same thing."

There has been a lot of discussion that the Michigan Wolverines have a big lead for Hemingway's services. While Michigan is certainly in play, Hemingway will look at all of his options.

"I wouldn't say that," responded Hemingway when asked if Michigan was his favorite. "They're the first team that offered me a scholarship. Michigan has been there for a long time. That was pretty shocking to me because they were the first team to offer me a scholarship but I'm looking at every school that that has offered me a scholarship right now."

Hemingway will likely take a closer look at a number of programs during the summer.

"I plan on going to Notre Dame, Florida, Miami and some other schools…like Ohio State and schools like that," Hemingway explained. "I pretty much saw [Michigan] already. I want to see schools that I haven't seen yet. There are a couple of schools that I already saw.

"I want to go to a team that can pass the ball, a team that can spread it out," he added.

As a junior, Hemingway caught 52 passes for 846 yards and 10 touchdowns.

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