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BREAKING | 2024 TE Jack Larsen Commits To Notre Dame

June 24, 2022
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From the start, Notre Dame and Jack Larsen‍ seemed like a fit.

In fact, before the 2024 North Carolina tight end ever received his first offer, Notre Dame was on an informal list of schools where Larsen could see himself.

On Friday evening, the Charlotte Catholic High School standout made it official, announcing his commitment to the Irish over North Carolina, NC State, Clemson and Michigan among several other schools.

“The education speaks for itself,” Larsen told ISD of his decision earlier in the week. “The tight end excellence is unlike many other schools. Coming from a Catholic school to Notre Dame, it just feels right with the Catholic faith.”

The Irish coaching staff also made a tremendous impact, especially first-year tight ends coach Gerad Parker, offensive coordinator Tommy Rees and head coach Marcus Freeman.

“Coach Parker has been awesome,” Larsen said. “I really like him. Our relationship is great right now. Coach Rees, Coach Freeman, all of those coaches are just incredible. It's an incredible place.”

Notre Dame started recruiting Larsen seriously last summer and even though he’d yet to receive a scholarship offer, things were thrown up in the air a bit when previous tight ends coach John McNulty left South Bend to become Boston College’s offensive coordinator.

“I didn't know what was going to happen after Coach McNulty left,” Larsen explained. “Chad Bowden ended up reaching out right before the Pot of Gold Day on St. Patrick's Day and I talked to Coach Parker and that's how we got things rolling. It was history from there.”

Larsen landed that Irish offer on St. Patrick’s Day and followed up with a pair of unofficial visits, including a trip for Irish Invasion earlier this month. That visit virtually sealed the decision for Larsen, who had the chance to get on the field with Parker and meet 2024 quarterback CJ Carr who would commit to Notre Dame days later.

“That's all I was looking for,” Larsen said. “I wanted to see how Coach Parker coached and I was looking forward to meeting CJ. I kind of had an idea he was leaning a little bit. That really solidified it for me.”

Larsen gave the staff an idea of where he was headed before leaving South Bend.

“I let Coach Parker know they were at the very top of where I was leaning,” he said. “I got a chance to talk to Freeman and really told him. I just needed to go home and talk to my parents, but I was in.

“They were pumped. They all think of me as a great tight end. There's a lot more work to do and they're just pumped to get to work. Obviously, there's two more years until I get there, but I really just wanted to lock things down and focus on high school ball.”

Larsen is excited about joining Carr and defensive linemen Brandon Davis-Swain and Owen Wafle as founding members of the Irish’s 2024 recruiting class.

“It's awesome,” he said. “Obviously, recruiting's a huge part of it from a player who’s committed. I'm looking forward to trying to get as many guys, big-time players here as I can.”

And he’s excited to have the recruiting process behind him.

“It's definitely a relief. It's really only been going on for a year, but it feels like it's been a lot. I'm really looking forward to just focusing on my team and getting as good as I can before I make it to Notre Dame.”

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