Notre Dame has definitely identified Darius Fleming (6-foot-3, 230 pounds) as one of their recruiting targets. The Irish offered Fleming when he made an appearance at their March 4 junior day.
"I really liked the campus," Fleming responded when asked about his junior day experience. "The coaches are really nice. I really like coach Weis, coach Ianello, and coach Brown. It's a really good school. My dad really loved and we really enjoyed ourselves, so we're going to try to get back up there.
It was only a junior day, and I want a little more personal look at the school. I just want to see if I'm comfortable when I'm there. There were so many people that I couldn't really hang out with the coaching staff or players.
"Things are going pretty good," Fleming said. "I just got an offer from Michigan and Boston College, so that makes eleven. I really haven't been doing anything since I got back from Notre Dame. I want to take a break right now, because I've been doing a lot. I'm just trying to settle down right now and take it easy."
Fleming will likely see more offers come his way, and before he makes his college choice he'll likely take some additional unofficial visits.
"I don't want to make a decision right away because I want to see some more schools a little bit more in-depth," Fleming explained. "I want to see Florida and Wisconsin. I want to see Michigan again, because I got to their junior day late. I'm going to try to see some other schools, but those are the ones that I know that I want to see right now. I'll probably figure that out in the coming months.
As a junior, Fleming registered 105 tackles, with 15 for loss, nine sacks, forced four fumbles, recovered three fumbles and tipped six passes.