Clearing Up His Offer

Nick Kasa's senior-year class schedule may have just got a whole lot tougher, if the four-star defensive end from Broomfield, Colo., wants to take Notre Dame up on its scholarship offer.

Not that Kasa isn't embracing the opportunity.

When Nick Kasa was offered by Notre Dame early last month, the 6-foot-7, 250-pound Legacy High standout instantly put the Irish among his top schools. His parents came down and surprised Kasa before the offer, as everyone knew it was coming but a surprised Kasa himself.

Kasa talked with head coach Charlie Weis, and was jacked about his latest offer. Then the family started reading the written transcript.

"They said I have to take four AP classes next year to get into Notre Dame, just to qualify," Kasa explained. He has a 2.65 GPA. "That was kind of big."

After goofing around his first two years of high school, Kasa has been bringing his grades up. However, those AP classes his senior year, would be his first.

But Kasa isn't near ready to close the door on the Irish, who he still has among his top schools as he sifts through over 20 offers. He is scheduled to talk with Weis for a second time today.

"I want to talk to him about that to see if that's really what I should do," Kasa said. "It's going to be tough but I'll do it definitely, if I'm trying to go to Notre Dame.

"I'm excited to talk to him. He wants me to get me up there so he can show me the school and see what they're all about. Maybe I can get up there for game."

Kasa said he could also check out the campus sometime this summer.

This past season, Kasa had 63 tackles, 20 of those coming for loss including 8 ½ sacks. He also had a fumble recovery and an interception as Legacy finished 9-3 on the year.

Kasa also holds offers from the likes of Arizona State, North Carolina, Miami, Oregon, Nebraska, Florida, Colorado, Colorado State, Utah, Kansas State, Iowa State, and New Mexico State.

"I like Notre Dame," Kasa said. "I want to go see Miami. I saw Florida which was really cool. I want to go see the Los Angeles schools, USC, UCLA and maybe Cal too, they gave me an offer. CU is still really high up there, but I'm not really sure what I'm going to do."

Kasa keeps in touch with Notre Dame assistant coach Jappy Oliver.

"Just about their defense and the scheme they have going on, and how I can fit in there," Kasa said.

Today, Kasa is hoping to learn even more from Weis.

"I wanted to talk to him about how I can get into Notre Dame."


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