Aprahamian Excited About ND

Notre Dame will need to sign at least three offensive linemen with the 2011 recruiting class. The Irish will have several of their top prospects in town on Saturday for a junior day and Marcus Aprahamian from Brookfield Central High School (Wisc.) will be one of them.

Marcus Aprahamian (6-foot-5, 300-pounds) has been receiving recruiting material from Notre Dame since last fall, but he won't get his first look at the Notre Dame campus until this weekend.

"The first letter I received from Notre Dame was on September 1, and I was pretty impressed with that," Aprahamian. "I'm coming down to the junior day. It will be the first time that I'm going there, so I'm excited. From what I know, Notre Dame is a great school with very high standards, so I'm expecting a lot from the visit."

Aprahamian won't stop after leaving Notre Dame, the junior lineman has already taken several unofficial visits and he has a few more to attend.

"I've been to Wisconsin," Aprahamian. "I just got back from Michigan from their junior day. They've been sending me a lot of stuff. I talked to their offensive line coach for about 15 minutes. I really gained some interest in them after last weekend, so I'll stay in contact with them.

"Then I'll go to Indiana, and Iowa after Notre Dame and then Duke and Iowa. I think Duke will offer me when I go out to visit them. They've been sending me a lot of stuff. I've been emailing the coach, and we've scheduled a one-on-one visit when I go over there."

If the Blue Devils do indeed offer, they'll join Indiana and Minnesota on Aprahamian's offer list. If other schools want to be under consideration, they may need to pull the trigger on the offer within the next couple months.

"I kind of want to commit this summer," he said. "If I find a school that I really like and I go on the campus and feel that I really belong, the coaches are great, and the academics are great I'll just commit. I kind of want to get my decision done by the beginning of my season so that I can get it behind me, so I can focus on my senior season."

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