McConnell Likes Irish

<P>Notre Dame fans have been wondering what the Irish plan to do at fullback this year. Adairsville GA's Ashley McConnell might be the answer. He likes the Irish and the Notre Dame staff seems to like him as well. </P>

"Our season hasn't started off like we had hoped. We are 0-1-1 so far. I am not sure of my stats, I know I had 13 tackles and 10 rushes for 60 yards last game. I am not sure on the others."

I asked Ashley if he has received a lot of calls so far. "Not a lot so far. Notre Dame, Georgia, Tulane, Tennessee, Michigan State. Those are the main guys." I asked McConnell if he has received any new offers yet. "Last week, Coach Willingham called and offered me a scholarship. He is a very smart guy. He is very father-line. He is just all business and very intelligent."

Ashley last told us that this offer would make him very happy and it did. "I am very excited about it. I am scheduled for an official visit there on December 6th. I can't wait to get up there. I really like Notre Dame. I have talked to my Mom about it quite a bit and I am close to picking Notre Dame." I asked Ashley if he could commit the next time he spoke with Notre Dame. "It's possible, I just need to talk to them again."

Comments. I think a lot of people are wondering why other schools do not seem as interested. All I can tell you is what I have heard. I have heard he is an outstanding player. Someone told me he looked like Jerome Bettis. I am not sure why others are not on him other than I wonder if all schools are wondering the same thing. Everyone is waiting to see if other schools offer. I hope Notre Dame snatches this guy up. They don't appear to have many other options at fullback.

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