Indiana Is Indeed Big Enough

Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis had one question for Terrance Bullitt.

"He said, is it possible to have two Bullitt's in the same state at the same time," Bullitt recalled.

Terrance Bullitt's older brother Melvin plays for the Indianapolis Colts.

"I started laughing and said yeah it's possible."

Weis is hoping so.

Notre Dame assistant coach Rob Ianello was in Garland, Texas on Thursday to see Bullitt. He will soon make a return trip to see the 6-foot-2 ½, 181-pound three-star safety, as Naaman Forest High begins spring football.

"We were in shoulder pads and helmets," Bullitt said. "He is going to come back and watch when we're in full pads."

In full pads on Friday nights, Bullitt is quite a player.

Bullitt used his 4.55 second speed in the 40-yard dash to rack up 95 tackles, break up nine passes, intercept another, force two fumbles, and recover two more. He was named Second Team All-District after helping Naaman Forest go 9-3 and advance to the second round of the state playoffs, the furthest in program history.

Besides Notre Dame, Bullitt has received scholarship offers from Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Texas Tech, Louisville, SMU and Rice. Bullitt says he has no favorites, and plans to narrow down a list after his spring football.

Another school that was showing early interest and considered to be the front runner for Bullitt's services was Texas A&M. His brother and father Jerry both suited up for the Aggies.

"I haven't heard from them in a month and half," Bullitt said.

Bullitt's not sweating it with plenty of good offers on the table already.

Notre Dame was the first school to call Bullitt when the recruiting evaluation period began a couple weeks ago. Weis was adamant about getting Bullitt up for a visit.

"Hopefully sometime in the summer I'll come up there," Bullitt said.

When Bullitt was offered by the Irish in early April, he didn't know much about the program at that time. He's done a little studying.

"I've learned of course, they're real good, and they don't have that many people that go to the school. They're real good in academics, and they bring out fresh jerseys once a year."

Besides talking to Weis and Ianello on the phone, Bullitt also talked to defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach Corwin Brown. Brown had two questions for Bullitt.

"He said, am I willing to be coached by the best and do I want to be the best?

"I said yes sir."

Brown is hoping so. Top Stories