Kuntz To Know Very Soon

Christian Kuntz has never played receiver in an organized football game, but the Camp Hill, Pa., product is on the summer camp circuit showing college coaches that he can play that position on the next level.

He was at Notre Dame on Monday.

"It went real well," Christian Kuntz stated. This was his last camp stop of the summer.

"I talked to some of the coaches, and they said they were real impressed with my hands, and said that I could catch the ball real well. They told me to call them on Wednesday. They're going to evaluate film later today, and finish up camp tomorrow. If they're going to offer, it'd be Wednesday."

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Kuntz is the perfect epitome of a late-bloomer recruit. He has flown under the radar in Trinity High's wing-t offense, despite posting ridiculous numbers.

In helping lead his team to the District Championship game, Kuntz said he rushed for around 900 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also had roughly 400 yards receiving and four more scores. As a free safety, Kuntz intercepted nine passes, returning three for touchdowns.

Playing receiver on the next level was recently planted in Kuntz's mind, and he has been out hitting camps to prove he can do it. Penn State offered him after a strong performance at their camp. He also stopped by Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Virginia, Maryland (where his father played), Connecticut and Buffalo. The latter two have also offered, and so has Akron.

"I haven't been taught how to play receiver or anything like that," Kuntz said. "Being able to go out there and run some patterns and catch some balls, and be able to show coaches I have the ability to do stuff, that's my main goal and schools are really liking it."

At Virginia last week, Kuntz ran a 4.46 second 40-yard dash, and he feels that the Cavaliers, along with Pittsburgh and Wisconsin could be close to offering. These programs along with Notre Dame better do it quick.

"My Dad and I were just talking about that, and I'm going to commit in early July," Kuntz explained. He has a 3.7 GPA. "Once I find out about Notre Dame, I should be making a decision shortly after."

Receiver isn't the only position Kuntz projects at. Akron likes him at linebacker, and Pittsburgh said free safety.

Notre Dame assistant coach John Latina went by Trinity High during the spring evaluation period, and told Kuntz's coach that Irish receivers coach Rob Ianello likes his film. Kuntz was caught off guard by Notre Dame's interest, and Monday was his first time on the South Bend campus.

"It's beautiful," Kuntz said. "We saw the (Golden) Dome, Touchdown Jesus, we just got out of the bookstore a little while ago. I was in the sports complex building (The Gug), and the practice field where they're putting in the new astroturf."

Could Kuntz see himself at Notre Dame if he gets the opportunity.

"Oh my gosh, yes," he exclaimed.

Ianello made sure to give Kuntz his card so he can call on Wednesday, and as the prospect was leaving Notre Dame's camp, he got a quick moment with head coach Charlie Weis.

"I shook coach Weis' hand and said thanks for having me, and he said you did real well."

Kuntz will know Wednesday if it was well enough.

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