Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2020 OL Commit Michael Carmody Enjoys "Extra Special" Weekend At Notre Dame

October 15, 2019

It was a complete weekend for Michael Carmody‍.

The 2020 Notre Dame offensive line commit got to see his future team beat its archrival. He was able to build relationships with his future teammates and coaches. He was able to spend time with his brother, Irish basketball player Robby Carmody.

And he even did some recruiting of his own.

“Everything was awesome,” the Pennsylvania native told Irish Sports Daily afterward. “It was great to finally get back on campus for a game. It was really awesome to see all of the commits. It was nice to get to meet Drew (Pyne) because hopefully he’ll be my quarterback for the next few years. It was pretty fun.”

Carmody enjoyed his time with Pyne.

“He’s an awesome kid,” he continued. “I know he’s an incredible talent, but just as a person, he seems like a really good person from getting to know him this weekend, which was really good.”

Carmody reconnected with running back commit Chris Tyree and fellow offensive line pledge Tosh Baker after being on campus with each during the summer.

“It was awesome,” he said. “I got to see Tosh again, he’s my o-line guy, so that was a lot of fun for me. Getting to see Chris was nice too.”

The Irish’s 30-27 victory over USC on Saturday night was another highlight.

“The o-line dominated all game,” said Carmody. “It was just an incredible atmosphere. There was a lot of stuff I hadn’t seen before. Getting to see the USC game was extremely special.”

Irish offensive line coach Jeff Quinn had a message for Carmody.

“Just to keep working this year, get in the room and once Signing Day, he’ll have all of the schedules and stuff for us,” he recalled of the direction from Quinn. “He’s just really excited to have me up there this summer and for everything to get rolling.”

Carmody was also to get in the ear of Rocco Spindler, a top offensive line target in the Class of 2021 who was also in town.

“Coach Quinn speaks really highly of him,” said Carmody. “I know that we want him pretty bad, so I’ll be working on him in the coming weeks. I’ll keep talking to him, keep wearing him down and telling him why Notre Dame is the right option.”

After another visit to South Bend, Carmody is as excited as ever about his decision.

“There was just something about (Saturday) night that just felt extra special being there.”

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