He was wowed.
"It was amazing," Adam Citko stated. He also took a trip to Rutgers. "Just the history behind it. It's Notre Dame. Seeing the National Championships, the Four Horsemen, everything."
The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Citko doesn't have a scholarship offer yet, but Notre Dame, Miami, Wake Forest, Rutgers, Penn State, Virginia, Oregon, Nebraska, Illinois, Ohio State, Maryland and Connecticut, are a few of the many that have been in touch with Citko and his Archbishop Wood head coach Steve Devlin.
Coaches from the Miami staff are making the trip up on Wednesday, so Citko is hoping for his first scholarship offer.
Since leaving Notre Dame, Citko and offensive line coach John Latina talk every couple weeks. Latina has also called Devlin a few times.
"I think he's a good guy, I just like talking to him," Citko said of Latina. "They said after signing day that they'll be out here."
Playing right tackle, Citko helped Archbishop Wood to a 9-3 record and a spot in the PCL Championship game this fall.
"He's a big kid," Devlin said. "He has good feet for a big kid. He's really growing into his body and starting to get a mean streak when he plays."
"I just drive kids to the ground on run blocking, good pass protection, quick feet," Citko said.
Citko, who also played defensive tackle in a few games this season, reported a bench press of 275 pounds, a squat of 400 pounds, and a 40-yard dash time of 5.65. His GPA is 3.4.
This spring, Citko has given up baseball to focus on getting bigger and stronger. He plans to attend an upcoming Scout.com combine, the Elite College combine, and possibly a Nike camp.
"About camps, I still have to decide," Citko said. "After the signing period, I'm going to sit down with my coach and my mom, and figure out what camps I want to go this summer."
It's too early for Citko to list his favorite programs, but Notre Dame is definitely a school that will be in the mix if they want to be.
"Definitely," he said. "The great tradition there. You look at every other school, and no school has tradition like Notre Dame."