Ioane Talks Irish Offer

Notre Dame contacted safety prospect Jeremy Ioane from the Punahou School (Honolulu, Hawaii) a little more than a week ago. After scheduling an official visit with the Irish, Ioane received word that the Irish had extended him a scholarship offer.

Jeremy Ioane (5-foot-10, 175-pounds) obviously knew that Notre Dame was interested in him because they had invited him to take an official visit on January 29, but he still didn't have a scholarship offer from the Irish. That just changed, when he received a call from Notre Dame assistant coach, Mike Denbrock.

"I've been talking to coach Denbrock, and he offered me," Ioane said. "I was at the beach when he called me and told me. I was kind of excited for that. It was kind of a surprise that they just offered me when they were talking to me.

"He said that from what he saw from my video that they like how I play and my aggressiveness on the field. He said they liked me at strong safety."

There was talk about Ioane taking a visit to Arkansas or Iowa this weekend, but it appears that he may stay home and then get out to Notre Dame the following weekend.

"I'm not taking a trip this weekend," Ioane explained. "Coach Denbrock said that he might come for a visit.

"I'm definitely going to go up and take a trip (to Notre Dame) next week. I'm going to get a feel for the school and the community. Roby (Toma) is going to be my host. He said that he likes it there and he likes to hang out with his group of friends. He said that the new group of coaches is good."

With signing day looming, Jeremy will need to make a decision soon, but don't expect the Hawaiian to commit to the Irish one his visit. Ioane will likely head home and speak with his parents before any decision is made.

"They want me to go away, but they want to have a serious talk about everything before I sign," he said.


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