Minster, Ohio class of 2014 tight end Ethan Wolf was active in visiting colleges this summer, and he has continued that pace this fall. This past weekend he took in Notre Dame's home matchup with Michigan in South Bend.
"Words are hard to describe it," Wolf said of his trip to Notre Dame. "I've never really been around that type of atmosphere.
"I talked to Coach [Mike] Elston for a little bit, and the tight ends coach, Coach [Scott] Booker, after the game. They let us walk around and talk to some of the players and other recruits. I talked to Tyler Eifert for a little bit. He gave me his number and told him to call him if I had any questions."
Wolf has also made game visits to Cincinnati and Michigan State this fall. He saw the Spartans when they hosted Notre Dame two weekends ago.
"They let us tour their athletic center and we went into the player's lounge," Wolf said. "I talked to Coach [Mike] Tressel a little bit before and a little bit after the game. The atmosphere of that game was great."
Wolf has plans to attend Ohio State's Nov. 3 home game, but before that he plans to travel to Illinois for this weekend's contest against Penn State.
"I haven't been there since early June for the camp," Wolf said. "I have been keeping in coach with Coach [Alex] Golesh and I've talked to Coach Ward a little bit on Facebook. I'm looking forward to getting up there, seeing what the game atmosphere is like and talking to the coaches more."
Illinois is one of six schools that have already offered Wolf. The others are Akron, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Ohio and Toledo.
Several new teams, including Oregon, LSU, UCLA, Stanford, NC State, Boston College have shown interest in Wolf since Sept. 1 when college coaches could communicate directly with junior prospects.
Minster High has gotten off to a 3-2 start to the 2012 season. Wolf has 15 catches and two touchdowns in those five games.