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Stavion Lowe's uncle will play a huge role in wherever the four-star offensive tackle chooses to continue his football career on the next level.

One college program still has Stavion Lowe's uncle thinking it's too good of an option to be true.

"I talk to my uncle," Lowe said. "He has a major role in all this. Anytime we mention Notre Dame, he is like man! That is one of those schools that makes you say wow! They offered you?!"

Charlie Weis and Notre Dame did indeed.

The Irish offered the 6-foot-4, 295-pound Lowe a scholarship in early April, and they haven't given the Brownwood, Texas product much time to forget about it.

The recruiting evaluation period began soon after, and Notre Dame reached Lowe over the phone on the first day. Last week, his recruiting coach Rob Ianello was at the school to watch one of Brownwood High's spring practices, and offensive line coach John Latina is expected back this week or next week.

The love from Notre Dame has surprised Lowe, who was recently offered by Miami and now has 16 schools to choose from.

"I know they're a hell of a school," Lowe stated. "Nobody can take anything away from Notre Dame. I'm grateful to be hearing from a school like that."

When the Irish contacted Lowe, he spoke with Ianello, Latina and Weis.

"He was just saying I'm a guy that can come in and help contribute," Lowe said of his conversation with Weis. "They need linemen, and he was saying I can come and get a good football experience and academic experience at the same time. He was telling me about the history and all the championships. He was telling me that if I want to have a good football career, Notre Dame is a real good spot to do that.

"(Coach Latina) was saying he looked at my film and thought I was a good player, good technique. Said I come off the ball real well, and he was saying the same thing coach Weis was saying, that I could come in and help contribute in the future."

Ianello wasn't able to talk to Lowe when he visited per NCAA rules, but he did send him a nice email after he left.

"He was telling me he liked what he saw and to give him a call," Lowe said. "I was supposed to call him this weekend, but I was real busy. I'll probably give him a call (today)."

Lowe has also been offered by the likes of Arkansas, Auburn, Tennessee and Texas A&M, and claims no favorites. He hasn't even started to narrow down programs yet, focusing on spring football and wrapping up his junior year at school.

"I'm taking my time with all this," he said. "I don't want to rush it. I want to look at everything I can before I make a decision."

Lowe, who will play in the Under Armour All-American game in January, has taken visits to Texas A&M, Auburn, Oklahoma and Texas Tech. He might visit Tennessee this summer. Nothing else has been discussed at this moment.

Sounds like Notre Dame will have to wait until the fall for Lowe to see the campus for the first time.

"Maybe when it's time for officials, officials definitely," Lowe said. "If I'm committed by then, depending on the situation I have with that school, I may still take an official there. But if I'm open, I will definitely."

Lowe was firm about distance not being a factor in his college decision.

"I kind of want to get out and explore different places, and this is kind of that opportunity," he said.

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