Four-star Louisville (Ky.) Trinity quarterback Brian Brohm made his first official visit this past weekend, traveling to South Bend to take in Notre Dame’s game weekend against USC.
The Fighting Irish didn’t fare well on the field, but scored big points with Brohm for the overall experience.
“It went really well,” he said. “I got a chance to sit down with coach Willingham and (offensive coordinator Bill) Diedrick for a good hour each. They pretty much told me everything that I wanted to know. As far as the quarterback situation goes, basically they told me that Brady (Quinn) would be their No. 1 going into next year, but I’d come in as No. 2 with a chance to compete with him for the starting job.
“Other than that, we just got to see the game, eat with the team, tour the campus and hang out with some of the players at night.”
Freshman wideout Jeff Samardzija served as host for Brohm’s visit.
“I liked the guys there,” he said. “They were real fun to hang around. I felt like I really fit in with them.”
A member of the Rivals100 Team and the No. 5 pro-style quarterback in the nation, Brohm (6-3, 200, 4.65) has Notre Dame in his top five along with Louisville, Kentucky, Tennessee and Illinois.
No other dates have been set for official visits, but he said the Cardinals, Wildcats and Volunteers would be definite trips.
“I’m still trying to decide about Illiniois,” he said. “But there’s a lot of time left. My other visits probably won’t be until December.”
Asked if anyone has emerged as a leader, Brohm continued to play things close to the vest.
“There’s really nobody in the lead right now,” he said. “All of those schools have about an equal chance right now.”
Louisville, where his father and brother played and his brother serves as quarterback coach now under Bob Petrino, is considered by many to be the team to beat. The quarterback situation at Notre Dame and Tennessee, however, appear to be big selling point.
As a junior, Brohm passed for 3,777 yards and 47 touchdowns with only one interception in leading the Shamrocks to the Class 4A state championship.
He's thrown for 2,216 yards and 16 touchdowns through eight games as a senior. Trinity struggled out of the gates, losing its first four games, but has bounced back to win four in a row.