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2024 OL Grant Brix Has Sights Set On Notre Dame Visit

February 9, 2023
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Grant Brix’s future is on the gridiron, but his current focus is on the wrestling mat.

Still, the 2024 Iowa offensive lineman has one eye on his burgeoning recruiting process.

The 6-foot-6, 270-pounder was very busy making visits during the fall and will hit the road again this spring, but not right now.

“I don't have anything set up,” he said. “I'm still full swing in wrestling season right now.”

This weekend, Brix will compete in Districts with the hope of qualifying for the State Tournament next week. After that, he’ll start mapping out his visits.

“I'm going to use the last two weeks of the month to plan it all out after wrestling's done because I won't have anything going,” he says.

Notre Dame is one school that could end up getting a visit after the Irish extended a scholarship offer last week.

“Coach (Harry) Hiestand told me,” Brix says. “He likes the way I play football and how I'm aggressive off the ball.”

Brix says he was “super excited” to add the Irish to a list that already included schools like Iowa, Nebraska, Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Auburn, Oklahoma, Miami, Tennessee and Duke among others.

“I've heard a lot of great things about the Notre Dame program,” he says. “I'm super blessed. I just know that they're a really solid football program.”

Hiestand has made a strong initial impression.

“Really straightforward, just a great guy, honest with me,” Brix says. “I appreciate those values.”

Brix is looking forward to getting out to South Bend at some point to meet everybody in person.

He was on the road virtually every weekend during the fall.

“I went to Kansas State, Iowa State, Missouri, Minnesota, Kansas, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Northwestern and Illinois,” he says.

He isn’t quite sure, but Brix could find himself just as busy this spring.

He has a good idea of what he’s looking for in a college.

“It's finding the right teammates that I click with,” he says. “That'll be a big part because those are the guys you're working with every day. Then, a coach too because you're also working with a coach. And then, leaving with a really good degree.

Brix, who may major in Business, doesn’t have any sort of timeline for a decision.

“Mine's probably just going to be when I feel comfortable with that school and it's the right place for me, then I'll know.”

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