Nickolas Brassell (6-foot-1, 175-pounds) hasn't heard a lot from the Notre Dame coaching staff, but he'd certainly take more interest in the Irish if they decide to extend him an official offer.
"I haven't heard much from them really, but I did talk to them with my coaches one day," Brassell said. "They talked to my coach and I talked to them then. They told him that they were interested in me and they want me to work hard this summer, get my grades and get ready for next year.
"They wanted to offer me. They were going to send it in the mail, but it hasn't come in the mail yet. It was like a verbal offer I guess. I'm going to try to get in touch with them. I'm really kind of waiting for the offer to call them and then I'll stay in touch with them a little more then."
Like many top recruits, Brassell is looking for a school that would provide a quality education. After that he's going to look to see how many players they put in the NFL and how many freshmen get on the field.
"I really don't know much about Notre Dame, but I know it's a really good school. I've seen some of their games and they have great tradition there," he explained "I'm pretty much open to everything right now. I don't have any favorites or top schools. I'm just sitting back and enjoying (the recruiting process).
"I'm interested in all the schools that are interested in me. I talk to Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Tennessee, and UCLA a lot.
"I've visited Alabama, Ole Miss and Mississippi State," Brassell said. "I like those schools, but I'm just looking for a place that I can call home and a good place that I can focus on work. I want to find a place that can give me a career after football.
"I like Alabama because they're a winning team and they just won a national championship. They have a lot of good players looking at them. They're a great team. It's fun down there. We went down there for their spring game and it was real live. They really care about their players. It's just really fun down there and it makes you want to be there.
"Because I'm in Mississippi, I like both Ole Miss and Mississippi, but it doesn't matter where I go to school."
Brassell Interested If Irish Offer
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