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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2024 TE Jack Larsen Looking Forward To Notre Dame Stop

July 21, 2021
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Notre Dame certainly isn’t finished recruiting tight ends in the Class of 2023, but the Irish’s board is well-defined enough that John McNulty can already start turning his attention to the Class of 2024 a bit.

The search for a 2024 tight end – or tight ends – will begin in earnest next week, when North Carolina tight end Jack Larsen‍ visits South Bend for the Irish’s BBQ.

“My head coach at the high school reached out to me and said Notre Dame wanted me to come up and take a visit,” Larsen explains. “He got me in touch with Coach McNulty. I talked to him a little bit and we arranged for me to come up the 27th to check out the campus.”

The 6-foot-3, 218-pounder’s initial impressions of McNulty were overwhelmingly positive.

“He's a great guy, very easy to talk to, very straightforward,” Larsen says. “He told me about all the success at the tight end position at Notre Dame. I'm just really looking forward to getting up there.”

The Charlotte Catholic standout picked up his first three offers last month – from North Carolina, North Carolina State and South Carolina.

“It was crazy,” he says. “I was not expecting them. It definitely came fast and caught me by surprise, but I'm grateful and I'm honored.”

The blend of what Notre Dame can offer on and off the field has Larsen’s attention heading into the visit.

“Firstly, it's probably the academics,” he says. “The academics are great at Notre Dame. It being Catholic-based, Christian-based is another big factor and the tradition of football is great.

“I feel like you always hear about Notre Dame tight ends getting drafted almost every year, I mean, one or two every year, so it's just a great tight end room over at Notre Dame.”

He camped at each of the schools he was offered by last month and will be at Penn State just before heading to South Bend. He’s also eyeing a return to South Carolina for its opener in September.

Coaches have told Larsen his route-running is beyond his years while also complimenting his ability to get in and out of breaks.

“Also, some of my blocking and just getting out in space and finding the holes and the gaps and stuff like that,” Larsen says.

It’s still very in the process, but Larsen does have an idea of what he’s looking for in a school.

“First, just where I feel comfortable, a comfortable environment. Secondly, is probably the education for sure, somewhere I could get a good degree and life after football. Thirdly is just football, what kind of football school it is and how I can excel there.”

 
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