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2026 OL George Haseotes Could See Himself At Notre Dame

April 14, 2024
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George Haseotes‍ knows plenty about Notre Dame, so the 2026 Florida offensive lineman’s return trip to South Bend this weekend wasn’t about seeing sights or hearing facts.

“It was good to reconnect and keep building that relationship,” Haseotes told Irish Sports Daily afterward. “Practice was great. They had a scrimmage today, defense won the day pretty well, but it was good seeing the o-line work. I could see myself in their shoes and I'm just continuing to build that relationship.”

Haseotes picked up an offer from Notre Dame on St. Patrick’s Day, but his affection for the Irish goes back way further than that.

“I have a lot of legacy,” he said. “I have four family members who went to Notre Dame. My grandpa (George Williams) played there as well. They know that I know the history and how great they are. Their pitch really to me is just the fact that they're going to continue to build and continue to bring in good classes and keep building and show me that it's a place that I can follow in my family's legacy as well keep getting better and not have to live off that name, but live off my own name.”

It’s a pitch the 6-foot-3, 275-pounder is receptive toward.

“I'm a really spiritual guy, so I really like their aspect of that, and I like the independence that the players have,” he said. “Coaches don't have to worry about what they're going to do off the field. They're really independent and they have trust in them. 

“I like the staff a lot. I think (Marcus) Freeman's a great coach. He's a players' coach. There's no one you would rather play for. I like the way Coach (Joe) Rudolph teaches. I like his philosophies. He teaches fast. All the guys are really smart and they pride themselves on their academics and their intelligence at Notre Dame. You can clearly tell that through the o-line room. I have no complaints so far.”

The Community School of Naples standout also has offers from schools like Georgia, Miami, Michigan State, Kentucky, Louisville, Missouri, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Vanderbilt and Penn among others.

He’s planning to keep in touch with the Irish and return soon.

“Just continue to build relationships with the coaches,” he said of what’s next for him and Notre Dame. “I'll probably camp for Coach Rudolph this summer just to see how he coaches and see how I would like his style. 

“I'm really going to focus on some schools this summer that I'm going to narrow it down and go to camps that I want to learn how to see how the coaches coach and be able to learn under him. That's going to be a really big part and just keeping weekly contact and getting my coaches at my school in contact and my family and so on and so forth.”

He’s made recent trips to Alabama, Texas A&M and Miami. He has a visit to Wisconsin coming up in a couple of weeks, but that will likely be it until those summer camps. 

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