More TE's On The Radar

Notre Dame has received a verbal commitment from West Hartford, Conn. product Jake Golic, but the are the Irish done recruiting the tight end position?

Scout.com top-300 player William Ming, from Athens, Ala., holds a scholarship offer from Notre Dame, and was quoted as saying the Irish are recruiting him more as a tight end than defensive end.

Another name that will continue to come up is Tyler Eifert. The prep teammate of John Goodman, a 2008 Notre Dame signee, was in South Bend this weekend for the Irish's spring game.

"I think they were impressed with my size," the 6-foot-5, 220-pound Eifert said. "I don't know if they really knew how tall I was, and I've put on weight. They've already offered Jake Golic, so they aren't sure if they're going to offer another tight end."

Eifert is a scout.com top-300 player himself, and holds scholarship offers from Indiana, Minnesota, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and Purdue, where his father played basketball. Northwestern is close to offering, and Wisconsin and Illinois are also recruiting Eifert.

Eifert had been to Notre Dame before for games, but never on a recruiting trip.

"It was great," he stated. "I just realized how much I like Notre Dame. It was a good experience.

"We got there, met all the coaches, and we ate. The food was good. Just walking down the tunnel, it was just, just imagine if you could play there and walk down that tunnel on game day. That'd be just awesome. Going down on the field was cool."

So is Eifert's game.

This past season, Eifert caught 30 passes for 594 yards and four touchdowns. He also had 40 tackles and three interceptions as a defensive back, helping Bishop Dwenger reach the semi-state round of the state playoffs. Eifert was named first-team Indiana junior All-State.

Eifert is expecting Notre Dame tight ends coach Bernie Parmalee to come by his school soon.

"I think coach Parmalee is coming to Dwenger sometime this week," Eifert said. "They want me to come up to their one-day camp, I think it's June 16. I'm planning on it."

Perhaps a solid performance there turns into a scholarship offer for Eifert. If Notre Dame did indeed offer a scholarship, would they become Eifert's favorite?

"Yes," Eifert said. "I think they would. I have to make sure I consider everything, but I think they could."

Eifert would like to make a verbal commitment somewhere, before his senior season.


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