June 21, 2006

Blackwell keeping an eye on Notre Dame

Will Blackwell has never visited Notre Dame.

But if everything goes according to plan, the defensive tackle from West Monroe, La., will trek to South Bend twice before making his college choice. The 6-foot-4, 296-pound athlete wants to check out an Irish home game this fall before taking an official visit to Notre Dame after the season.

That timetable might not be ideal considering Notre Dame's immediate recruiting needs, but Blackwell's intention to double up on visits to the Midwest gives the Irish arguably their best shot at a top defensive tackle for next Signing Day. Rivals.com ranked Blackwell as a four-star player and the nation's No. 100 overall prospect.

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