Notre Dame needs to add playmakers at wide receiver. Jonathan Baldwin (6-foot-6, 215 pounds) is one of the best in the country and he recently returned from an unofficial visit to Notre Dame.
"It was new experience because I've only been to Pitt and Michigan," Baldwin responded when asked about his trip to South Bend. "I like the campus. I liked it a lot. Everything was close and together. The stadium was right in the middle of campus. The facilities were real nice, and everything looked new. You don't have to wait for a bus to go to class, you can just walk and your classes are no more than 15 minutes apart.
"I talked to coach Weis for about 30 minutes. Coach Latina was my main tour guide. Dave Peloquin was with us as well. We were riding around in the golf cart. There were a lot of people there because people were graduating. All their families were in, so there was a good amount of people on campus.
"We watched a couple tapes of Samardzija and Stovall," Baldwin said. "They showed me how they got them open and what type of routes they run. They showed me how they use their big receivers and how they get them the ball in the red-zone. I loved it. I like how they take advantage of the big receiver."
Notre Dame will have to battle some of the top programs in the country for Baldwin's signature. His list of offers includes Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Miami, Georgia Tech, Mississippi, Louisville, Alabama, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin and USC.
"I saw everything I expected to see [at Notre Dame]," Baldwin explained. "I'm still going to go on the rest of my unofficials, but I was pretty impressed with what I saw here. I'm going to go to Ohio State and another school that's close to home."
Baldwin will narrow his list of options to five by the start of his senior season and then take his five official visits. He doesn't plan on making his decision until January.
As a junior, Baldwin caught 21 passes for 470 yards and five touchdowns.