Irish Give Muldoon Offer

Boasting one of the best high school football programs in the country, St. Xavier high school in Cincinnati, Ohio produces top talent almost every year. Among one of their top talents in the 2009 class is defensive end Pat Muldoon, who just picked up an offer from Notre Dame.

Pat Muldoon has received many offers from schools since his junior season in high school. Boston College, Virginia Tech, and the entire Big Ten conference have offered. Friday, the Irish stepped in and offered as well.

"It was big for me," it's a pretty hard school to get offered from," Muldoon stated. "I was honored that they offered me."

Muldoon said he had spoken with the Irish before, but didn't see the offer coming during school on Friday.

"I knew they were interested in me," Muldoon said. The four-star prospect helped his team to a state championship with 75 tackles, 12 sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles. "They've come to my school a couple times actually. They haven't talked to me in a while now, so I was a little surprised. It came out of the blue (Friday), because I haven't talked to them for a bit."

After receiving his offer, Muldoon said he would visit Notre Dame.

"I'm going to take a visit up there definitely, probably in the summer," he said.

There are a few things that Muldoon will really take a look at while evaluating his 32 offers.

"Academics, speed, whether or not the coaches will be around for a while, and what's happening with the team.

The offers keep piling on for the defensive end. He listed a few schools along with Notre Dame that stuck out.

"Right now I have 32, the whole Big Ten has offered, Boston College, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and a lot of others."

With an impressive number of offers, Muldoon will have a lot to think about, especially if more offers pile on. The Ohio prospect will think about his offers, and will most likely wait a little later in the process to decide on a school.

"I'd like to say I'll decide early, but I'll take visits to the schools I want to see."


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