Offer Possibly Coming For Eifert

Nobody had as many fans at Notre Dame's football camp on Monday morning, as four-star tight end Tyler Eifert did.

Besides the Irish coaching staff, the Fort Wayne, Ind., product worked out in front of his father, two uncles, two family friends and two of his buddies that are die-hard Notre Dame fans.

"I had a lot of supporters there," Tyler Eifert said.

He may have added one more in Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis.

"He said I looked good and he was really impressed," Eifert said. "He said I kind of screwed him over because he wasn't expecting to like me that much."

Weis has already received a tight end verbal commitment from Jake Golic. Now it's time for the staff to decide if they want to offer and possibly take one more. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Eifert was told to give his recruiting coach Rob Ianello a call on Wednesday or Thursday.

Ianello can expect his phone to ring on Wednesday.

"I think I did pretty good," Eifert said of camp. The Bishop Dwenger standout holds scholarship offers from Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Indiana, Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Minnesota, Ball State, Eastern Michigan and Purdue, where his father played college basketball.

"First, I did some of what the week campers were doing for about an hour and a half, and then I did the real stuff, the one-day camp things.

"I did some cone drills and I ran some routes, and I did some one-on-one against one of the DBs that was there. I heard he has an offer from Ohio State. I don't remember his name. We completed every pass."

Notre Dame freshman receiver John Goodman completed a lot of passes to Eifert as the Bishop Dwenger quarterback last fall. Eifert caught 30 passes for 594 yards and four touchdowns. He also had 40 tackles and three interceptions as a defensive back, helping the Saints reach the semi-state round of the state playoffs. Eifert was named first-team Indiana junior All-State.

After visiting South Bend for the Irish spring game in April, Eifert said that if Notre Dame offered, they'd move to number one on his list. Nothing has changed.

"I think so," Eifert said. "The education that I'll get, and the tradition with the football team. The facilities are great, they're just awesome. It'd be nice to be there with Johnny, that would be fun. It would be just a great opportunity."

After camp, Eifert got a chance to play a round of golf at Warren Golf Course.

"I'd rather not reveal that," Eifert laughed about his score.

Obviously his camp performance was much better than his golf outing.


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