Tight End Will Visit Irish

Notre Dame has offered a scholarship to 6-foot-6, 235-pound tight end John Carlson. The Minnesota native says he has set up his Notre Dame official visit.

John Carlson, a 6-foot-6, 235-pound, tight end from Litchfield, Minnesota is a prospect who's stock is on a steady rise.

Carlson hasn't put up monster numbers as a tight end but he will be a four-year starter and several college recruiters are saying that Carlson's best football is ahead of him.

"Right now I have offers from Stanford, Notre Dame, Colorado, Minnesota, Illinois, Duke, Wisconsin and Auburn." Carlson said.

"Alabama is close to offering a scholarship and my coach told me that Florida State has been calling.

"My favorites are Stanford, Notre Dame and Minnesota. Actually you could put St. Cloud State in there as well. I also play basketball and I might want to play both sports in college. St. Cloud told me I could play football and basketball."

Carlson had 10 touchdown receptions as a freshman. Sophomore year he was moved to running back and he had seven scores. Last year Carlson moved back to tight end and made it to the end zone eight times.

On the hardwood, Carlson averages 16ppg and 11 rebounds. He helped lead Litchfield to two state championships including an undefeated state championship season in 2000.

Carlson has been named all-area three years in a row on the gridiron.

"I set up my first official visit. I'm going to Notre Dame the weekend they play Stanford. That will be my Notre Dame official visit.

"I'm also going to visit Stanford during the year because I don't want to miss any of the basketball season." Carlson said

Carlson carries a 4.0 GPA in the classroom and he scored 28 on his ACT.

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