Samradzija has a great senior season, set to visit

<P>Jeff Samardzija committed to Notre Dame last August. He has since been to many Notre Dame practices and to all the Notre Dame home games. He is now going to Notre Dame on his official visit. I caught up with Jeff to get his final stats and talk about his visit to Notre Dame. </P>

"I had a pretty good season. I had 50 receptions for 1070 yards and 10 touchdowns. I also had 217 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns. I threw for a touchdown. I had 3 interceptions, one I ran back for a touchdown and I also had a kickoff and punt return for a touchdown." Jeff's team lost in the semi-finals of the state playoffs. "It was frustrating. We had just beat Penn which beat us early in the year and we just had a bad game."

Jeff has been to Notre Dame more times than I have so I asked him what he would be looking for on this official visit. "This weekend is going to be a lot of fun. I am really looking forward to it. I just want to get that one step closer. You don't really get inside when you go to a game or to practice. I want to see what it's like on the inside. I want to meet the players and the recruits and see what is behind the wall that you don't get to see. I am really looking forward to that."

Jeff has already met some of his current teammates at the games. "I got to hang out a bit with Brady Quinn, Chinedum Ndukwe, Joe Brockington and David Marrero. All of them are good guys and I look forward to playing with them."

I asked Jeff what he plans to do now that football is over. "Well, I am not playing basketball this year. I decided to concentrate on my baseball season. I want to be ready and have a good season in baseball." Jeff is a pretty darn good baseball player as well. He pitches, plays 3rd base, 2nd base and the outfield.

Comments. Good luck to Jeff. He is going to love his 4 years in South Bend and be a fine representative of Notre Dame.


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