Irish Offer Kona

Notre Dame made its interest in Kona Schwenke from Kahuku High Schoo (Hawaii) official today as the Notre Dame coaching staff informed Schwenke that he had a scholarship to play at Notre Dame.

Despite the Irish getting involved late in the game, it would appear that Notre Dame has a chance to sign Kona Schwenke (6-foo-4, 230-pounds). After inviting Kona on an official visit earlier in the week, the Notre Dame coaching staff followed up today with a scholarship offer. IrishEyes spoke with Kona's father shortly after he spoke with the Notre Dame coaches.

"I just got a call back from Notre Dame and they confirmed that the offer was made, so we're going to fly up there tomorrow afternoon," Mr. Schwenke said. "We're excited. I know Kona is also excited. We're absolutely excited about the events over the past couple days and we're looking forward to coming over there and seeing the school, meeting the coaches, as well as some of the faculty members.

"The history of Notre Dame, and everything about the school, being a parent has us excited. I remember watching some of the old Notre Dame games from way, way back and to get the opportunity to get an offer from Notre Dame is something that is beyond words for myself, and I know I can speak for my wide as well. We're just excited to come up there and visit and check out the campus and check out the school. I know Kona is very excited as well."

"Based on the conversations that we've had with the coaches, they're very gracious and very accommodating to us, and it will be very exciting to meet them face to face," the Mr. Schwenke explained. "I don't doubt there is a lot of sincerity in their voices and that they're caring people that want the best for our son. There's nothing that I sense from our conversations that would make me feel otherwise. I felt really god about the conversations I've had with the coaches thus far." Top Stories