Recruiting: Price Is Right For Notre Dame

When Notre Dame offered <B>Geoffrey Price</B> a scholarship, the former Longhorn verbal commit had to check out the Golden Domers. Price had dreamed about playing for the Irish since he was a kid, so, really, who could blame him if he wanted to go to college in South Bend?

IT caught up with Colleyville Heritage coach Chris Cunningham Monday afternoon to see if his punter chose to pursue his dream in Indiana.

"He came in and told me this morning that he wanted to go to Notre Dame," Cunningham said. "When he got here (school) today, he seemed like he really enjoyed the trip and everything."

Of course, the punter who can knock the leather off of the ball had to be excited.

"Oh yeah," said Cunningham, "He's been excited ever since the offer came."

As for the official visit, Price's head coach said, "He wanted to go up there to make sure that that was the place he wanted to go. And to make sure he liked everything about it."

With senior starter Brian Bradford's eligibility exhausted and no proven punting talent on campus, Price projected as a prospect who could come in and immediately compete for the starting job at Texas. Instead, he'll take his special leg and hone his skills under Tyrone Willingham and Co. at Notre Dame.

"I think Notre Dame is gettin' one heckuva punter," Cunningham said. "Actually, they're gettin' a heckuva football player. If he doesn't work out as a punter, they could always use him as a safety or a linebacker. He could easily be a headhuntin' safety. But he'll end up making it as a punter, I have no doubt. You should see him on Sundays one day, he's that good."

Good luck to Geoffrey Price.

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