John Carlson is a 6-6, 235 pound tight end. Not many people know about John on the recruiting scene but the top programs are starting to find out about him.
"My team is 3-1 right now. We are playing pretty well. I don't know all my stats. I know I have 15 catches and 3 touchdowns so far." Carlson also has a nice list of offers. "Notre Dame, Minnesota, Stanford, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, Duke, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Auburn have offered me. There might be more, I can't remember them all."
I asked John if he has set any visits yet. "I am visiting Notre Dame October 5th. That will be my first official visit. I think I will visit Minnesota and Stanford as well. I will probably visit St. Cloud State as well because they want me to play both football and basketball. The other teams say I can walk on in basketball if I want."
John has been getting a lot of phone calls lately. John and I spoke about the calls and this is what he had to say about Notre Dame. "I get about 3 a night from various schools. I enjoy it but it does get a little old after a while. I talked to Coach Willingham the other night for a long time. He is a great guy. He and Coach Mattison have done a great job of recruiting me."
I asked John if he might commit if he really liked his visit to Notre Dame. "I won't say that I won't do it. I decided back in August that I wanted to commit somewhere after my season. I wanted to see some schools before I committed. That has been my plan."
Comments. Notre Dame has an excellent shot here. It's possible that John could commit. It would not surprise me at all but I do feel he wants to see other schools as well.