Canadian Flash Came To Impress Irish

While some in the country are just starting to hear about Arjen Colquhoun, college coaches have been checking him out and looking for more information. The native of Canada made the trip to South Bend on Tuesday looking to open the eyes of Notre Dame coaches. How did it go? Irish Eyes has the latest.

Make no mistake that the road being traveled by Arjen Colquhoun is different than most high school prospects. A native of Windsor, Ontario, Colquhoun has crossed the border a few times looking to earn a scholarship to continue his playing and academic career. It's not been easy.

At 6-foot-1, 180-pounds, Colquhoun has the physical size coaches love to see from wide receivers and defensive backs. And it doesn't hurt when you vertical jump 38.5 and run the shuttle in 4.27. But what is really catching their eyes is the 4.43 forty time he ran at Ohio State at a recent camp.

How did the Canadian Flash do at Notre Dame?

"I feel I did pretty well," Colquhoun told Irish Eyes by phone. "I think Notre Dame was impressed with my testing results. Overall the camp was great and I had a chance to show my skills as the competition was great and at a very high skill level."

While he's not heard back about any Notre Dame interest, he did speak with Irish coach Mike Denbrock.

"Coach Denbrock said they are going to be watching me to see how I develop in the coming months. I'm looking forward to seeing how things go and hope to hear from Notre Dame as my experience was great."

For Colquhoun the atmosphere and facilities blew him away.

"I loved the atmosphere at Notre Dame and the facilities and coaches are great. I learned a lot from them. The Gug (Guglielmino Athletics Complex) is just the most impressive thing I've ever seen. We have nothing like it in Canada."

While Arjen doesn't hold any offers, it doesn't mean teams aren't paying attention.

"Schools like Michigan State, Michigan, Akron, Rice, Cincinnati and Toledo have all talked with me. So we'll see what happens."

Did Arjen place himself any closer to earning an Irish offer? We'll continue to check back with the Canadian Flash in the coming weeks to get the latest news.


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