Brandon Linder could be coming to a decision soon. The 6-6 and 295 pound offensive line prospect from St. Thomas Aquinas in Ft. Lauderdale is a four-star prospect and one of the most coveted players from south Flroida. Last month he visited Notre Dame for an official visit. Linder came home impressed with the Fighting Irish.
"It was a lot of fun," Linder said. "I went with Gio (Bernard), Lamrcus (Joyner), and Cody (Riggs). It's different up there. It's cold but cool. I feel more comfortable with players there.
"I have known coach (Frank) Verducci for a while. We have been talking since the spring. I had a good visit with him, seeing what he does and how he does it."
It appears that Linder will choose between Notre Dame and Miami. Or will he?
"More than likely it's those two and Florida.
"I was at the Miami game last week. I have not set up anything and I am hoping to make a decision soon. Maybe it will be before Thanksgiving. I have been to Gainesville and Miami enough."
Also in the mix is Ohio State. Linder was up in Columbus at the start of the season when they played Upper Arlington.
Linder entered the 2009 season with an injured foot. There was a time when he thought he may miss some signifigant time. But he moved from left tackle to center and didn't miss any games for the nation's top ranked team.
"I actually played two games at center and now I am back out at left tackle. Most teams are recruiting me as a left tackle. I think I can play anything. I am pretty versatile.
"Right now I am feeling pretty good. Since the beginning of season my foot was an issue. It's been getting better and better. I think I am peaking. I have more body control and body awareness.
St. Thomas Aquinas closes the season with Cypress Bay. They will play Coral Springs High School in the first round of the state playoffs.