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2024 Dual-Sport Standout Daniel Freitag Recaps Notre Dame Trip

September 22, 2022

You can forgive Daniel Freitag‍ for not knowing exactly what he’s looking for in a college athletic program just yet, when the 2024 Minnesota prospect still has to decide which sport – or sports – he wants to play in college.

The Jefferson High School standout already has offers from schools like Minnesota, Wisconsin, Baylor and Iowa as a point guard along with an offer from Minnesota as a wide receiver for football.

The 6-foot-3, 175-pounder is repeatedly asked which sport he prefers.

“My answer's always whatever season it is,” he says. “During football season, of course, I'm leaning towards football. Then basketball season, I'm leaning towards basketball. So, I'd say it's even.”

He says he’s up in the air about which sport he’ll choose to continue to pursuing in college. He could decide to try playing both, but that’s not set yet either.

“It'd be really fun to do and really nice to do, but I'm definitely more than OK with just playing one,” he said.

This past weekend, the talented Freitag was in South Bend as a Notre Dame Football recruit for the Irish’s home game against Cal.

“It was very smooth,” he said. “I ended up being a little bit later than the other recruits due to my game the night before, but it still went very well.

“We started in the practice facility where I got to meet some guys, some injured players who were talking to us before the game. Then, we ended up walking over to the game and got to see their pregame on the field, which was really cool, some big dudes. Postgame, we got to go in the locker room. I appreciated the experience that was. It was nice to see them celebrate getting their first one of the season. (Sunday) morning, I actually went and got kind of a tour of campus and everything there is to do. I enjoyed that thoroughly. The guys are super nice. It's a great, great staff and a great program.”

He had a chance to spend some time with Notre Dame receivers coach Chansi Stuckey and Director of Recruiting Chad Bowden.

“Coach Stuckey is a super cool guy,” he said. “He told me the experience he had playing both basketball and football. We talked about that since that's kind of on the genre for me right now.”

Freitag said Bowden was a “super cool guy” as well.

“I like Chad,” he continued. “He kind of just gave us the rundown of what to expect and how Notre Dame is and how interested they are in me. He told me details about myself that took time to get, I assume so there's definitely been effort put forth in learning who I am.

Freitag, who hasn’t had contact with the Irish basketball staff yet, has already been to Minnesota and Wisconsin for football and basketball visits to both.

He’s planning an official visit to Wisconsin for basketball and possible unofficials to Iowa, Iowa State and Nebraska for hoops.

As for what he’s looking for in a college, he still isn’t completely sure.

“My mom and I have been discussing what we do look for. It is hard because I don't even know which sport I'm looking at, but I think just opportunity, somewhere where I can feel comfortable and play my best around guys that I can relate to, a place that I actually truly want to be at. I'd say wherever I'm most comfortable and where I believe I fit the most.”

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