Cameron Scarlett heard from Notre Dame a few weeks back and then had no contact for some time so he wasn't sure if the Irish were going to offer.
That was cleared up Thursday for the Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic four-star running back when the Irish came out for spring practice. He was offered shortly thereafter and now Notre Dame is under serious consideration.
Scarlett, who rushed for 1,640 yards and 22 touchdowns in his junior season, is the top-rated player in the Oregon state rankings by Rivals.com.
"They called me two or three weeks ago and they were saying they were really big on me and they asked if I had interest in them," Scarlett said. "They told me they were going to offer me in a couple days.
"They didn't offer me for a couple weeks so I didn't know if they stopped recruiting me or if they were gun shy about it but then they came out (Thursday) and I called them and my coach told me they were going to offer."
The Portland Central Catholic standout has landed some major offers in recent months including Oregon and Stanford. It sounds like Notre Dame joins that group and will be given a serious shot at landing his commitment.
"I really like Notre Dame," Scarlett said.
"My brother (Brennan) took one of his officials there and he said it was one of his best visits. I don't know how much distance is going to play a part in my decision. (Notre Dame) definitely ranks high. It's a great education and it has great football culture and a great team. It's up there.
"I think I'm going to take my officials and then decide."
Scarlett said he does not have any firm plans for official visits but that it looks like South Bend could be one of his stops this fall.
"I don't have any set destinations but Notre Dame will definitely be one place I try to get to," Scarlett said.