Now, the 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward from Southborough, Mass., has too many scholarship offers to keep track of.
"I don't even know how many I have," Nate Lubick said.
The class-of-2010 prospect from St. Mark's School has since been offered by the likes of Connecticut, Georgetown, UCLA, Maryland, Michigan and Georgia Tech. He has no favorites, but appears to be high on the Irish early in the process.
Notre Dame was able to get in early with Lubick. The staff first noticed him when they were recruiting his teammate Erik Murphy, who is now verbally committed to Florida.
"(Notre Dame assistant) coach (Sean) Kearney had been out to the school a couple times," Lubick said. He can play both forward positions, and in helping his team to the New England Prep School Championship last season, averaged 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists per game. "I've developed a pretty good relationship with him. He's just been really good throughout the whole thing."
Lubick visited the Notre Dame campus for the first time a few weeks ago.
"I liked it," Lubick said. "I really liked the campus and I really like coach (Mike) Brey a lot.
"I played pickup with the team one night. Just toured the campus for most of the day.
"It was pretty cool playing in the arena. All the players were there, (Luke) Harangody and (Kyle) McAlarney. It was good getting a chance to play with them."
Perhaps Lubick will play with a few of those guys again in the future. Brey really made an impression on him.
"Coach Brey sat me down and said I fit very well into there system because of the way I play," Lubick began. "I'll be able to dribble pass and shoot, and the system relies on bigs to kind of be like guards. He said he recruits good kids that are going to get it done in the classroom and be efficient with everything.
"He was really good throughout the whole visit. He did a good job of selling everything and charming my family."
So much so, Lubick is considering taking another visit to Notre Dame during the season.
As of right now, Lubick has no timetable for making a college decision, and has no visits currently scheduled. Besides Notre Dame, he has seen the campuses of UCLA, Virginia, Michigan and Georgetown.
"First, I'm looking for a school with really good academics," Lubick stated. "It has to be a really good school, and just an overall good fit with the coaches, and style of play, and system."