Weis Offers Compton

Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis tried to reach Will Compton on Sunday, but the four-star prospect from Bonne Terre, Mo., was on a flight home from the Offense-Defense All-Star game that was played in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. So an offer Compton has always been waiting for, had to wait another day.

On Monday, Weis extended Compton that scholarship offer as a fullback.

"Well it's kind of always been a school that he's always looked at," Kathey Compton said about her son. Will Compton committed to Nebraska as a linebacker, but reopened his recruitment following head coach Bill Callahan's dismissal. "They offered him offensively because there isn't too many spots left on defense. But if I understand it correctly, they offered him on offense, but when he got up there, if he committed, he would have an opportunity for defense as well."

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Compton is now considering Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska and Notre Dame.

Kathey Compton drove her son and a teammate to a Notre Dame camp two Junes ago, and also took him to South Bend this past summer.

"I loved it," she said. "It's beautiful, and I'm Catholic, so I'm a little partial."

She said Will was real excited when the offer came in. The two parties are trying to set up an official visit.

"He mentioned something after he talked to them on Monday," Compton said. "He mentioned the 18th, but I'm not sure. We have another son that is a year younger than Will, and January is a very busy time, so I'm not sure what we can work out as far as parents. He might work something out, but as far as a parental standpoint, our time is very limited."

Kathey said that Will was in bed, still recovering from some jetlag. Hopefully Irish Eyes will catch up with him tomorrow.

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