Lueders Watches Irish Escape

Notre Dame commitment Blake Lueders from Zionsville Community High School (Ind.) was in town to watch his future teammates take one the Michigan State Spartans. The game was tight, but Lueders is happy the Irish came out with a win.

Blake Lueders (6-foot-5, 250-pounds) made an unofficial visit to watch the Irish take on Michigan State.

"It was a close game obviously, but it was good to see Notre Dame win," Lueders said of the 33-30 win over Michigan State."I was pretty scared. I thought it was going to be like the Michigan game again.

"I just came there for the game. I showed up a little late because I had football practice Saturday morning. I did get there in time to hear Coach Weis speak before the game. I got to talk to some of the coaches. I also got to meet Vince Vaughn. That was pretty cool. I just shook his hand and asked for a picture. He asked where I was from and stuff. He seemed like a nice guy, pretty cool."

There were a number of committed prospects at the game. Blake had a chance to speak with them, as well as a few recruits he would like to add to this year's class.

"I talked to all the commits, except for Bennett Jackson," Blake explained. "I talked to Daniel Smith, Alex Welch, Tommy Rees, and Christian Lombard. I talked to all them. They all seemed like cool guys. I was happy to meet them.

"I talked to Matt James for a little bit and I talked to David Amerson. They seemed like great guys and great football players. It's what Notre Dame needs.

"I did get to go in the locker room after the game," he said. "By the time we were in the locker room after the game, I guess Coach Weis had already said something. So they were all just changing and stuff, but I did get to talked to some of the players.

The night before heading to South Bend, Lueders and his teammates had an impressive win over Westville (Ind.) moving Zionsville to 4-1 on the season.

"We won 30-14," Lueders said. "I played pretty good defensively. If I had to guess I probably had around ten tackles, had a sack. I got to play some full back on offense. I played a lot of goal line offense and ended up having three touch downs. They were all just short runs on the goal line.. I really have to give the credit to the offensive line."


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