Minster, Ohio class of 2014 tight end Ethan Wolf is off to a quick start in the recruiting process with eight offers in hand already, but he was particularly excited to see Notre Dame coaches in his school on Thursday.
"Coach [Mike] Elston was in and spoke with [Minster] Coach [Nate] Moore," Wolf said. "I happened to run into him when he was walking out and just shook his hand. From what I heard they had a good meeting. I am probably going to give Coach Elston a call tomorrow and Coach [Scott] Booker, the tight ends coach from Notre Dame, a call tomorrow also."
The interaction with Notre Dame is particularly interesting for Wolf because he has been watching the Fighting Irish since an early age.
"I grew up a Notre Dame fan, along with Ohio State," Wolf said. "I lived in Indiana before I moved here and we were Notre Dame fans, so the fact that they are showing interest in me as a potential college player is awesome, especially with the status they are right now. I really like the coaches and the program so far and am definitely looking forward to getting up to their junior day in the winter or spring."
The 6-foot-6, 232-pound Wolf also received in-school visits this week from coaches at Michigan State, Iowa, Illinois, Penn State and Indiana.
"I got some positive feedback from Coach [Charlie] Fisher from Penn State and also Coach [Brian] Ferentz from Iowa," Wolf said. "They said they liked what they have seen on film, would like to keep in touch, keep building a relationship and see where things build from there. I definitely have been having some visits with schools that haven't already offered."
Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Pittsburgh, Akron, Bowling Green, Ohio and Toledo have already offered Wolf. He made fall game visits to Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Wisconsin.
Wolf finished his junior season with 43 receptions for 580 yards and 10 touchdowns. This winter he is starting at power forward for Minster's basketball team.