Shrive Enjoyed South Bend

This weekend took so much out of Eric Shrive, the top-100 player from West Scranton, Pa. needed a nap after Sunday's Notre Dame-Syracuse basketball game. The 6-foot-7, 280-pound offensive tackle was making his first ever trip to South Bend. He was in town for the Irish's junior day.

"It was great to get out to campus and actually talk with (head) coach (Charlie) Weis and coach Latina, and actually spend some time with some of the players and get the whole campus tour, it was great," Shrive explained just after waking up.

"It was everything I thought it was going to be."

Eric Shrive, his father and his uncle got into town on Friday night. They got to see everything the campus had to offer in a whirlwind of a weekend.

"There is a great fan base," he said. "I saw that at the basketball game today. There is a lot of tradition there. The facilities were great, the coaching staff was great.

"I met Paul Duncan and Sam Young and a couple other linemen. I met Trevor Robinson, the offensive lineman that enrolled early. They answered some of the question I had. Just why they picked the school and why they like the school. They knew once they got there, it was the place for them."

Before Shrive decides any school is the place for him, he has plenty of visits on the horizon. In March, he will be taking trips to Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Boston College, Miami and Connecticut. In April, he'll be going to Illinois. He also added that he wants to take at least a few of his official visits before verbally committing somewhere.

Shrive is currently holding 14 offers. They are from Notre Dame, Syracuse, North Carolina, Temple, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Boston College, Illinois, Miami, Michigan, Rutgers, Connecticut, Auburn and most recently Ohio State. The Irish have him pegged as a right tackle.

Shrive enjoyed the time he spent with Weis.

"He was a straight-up guy," Shrive stated. "I know he knows what he's doing, and he's not going to lie to me or anything like that."

Shrive isn't sure when he'll make a return trip to Notre Dame.

"I don't know yet," he answered. "Right now I have a lot visits scheduled, so maybe for summer camp or an official visit." Top Stories