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2025 Notre Dame OL Commit Will Black Reminded Why He Chose Irish

June 18, 2024
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The future is bright for Will Black‍ and the 2025 Notre Dame offensive line commit got a peek at it this past weekend, when he took his official visit to South Bend.

“It was really good,” Black told Irish Sports Daily. “It was a good time.

“We got to go to Coach (Marcus) Freeman's house. I got to hang out with some of the guys on the team already. We got to learn a lot about the strength and conditioning program, nutrition and just spend time with the other commits.”

Hanging with the other commits was “really important” to Black.

“Just creating a bond with the guys that I'll be playing with is super important,” he said. “We have a really good relationship already and we get along really well. Just getting to know each other I think is really important when you've got to play football together.”

Black enjoyed the opportunity to sit down and go over X’s and O’s with Irish offensive line coach Joe Rudolph.

“It was good,” he said. “We just talked about our lives and then we got into film, we watched a lot of Notre Dame alums. We watched some Joe Alt, we watched some Zack Martin, Quenton Nelson film, some Mike McGlinchey film. So yeah, that was pretty cool.

“I could see myself doing that. I think I have the potential and I think Joe Rudolph has the tools to get me to that place, so it's super exciting.”

He also enjoyed his chat with Freeman.

“It was my family and him,” Black explained. “He got know my family a little bit better and then he just reminded me about what Notre Dame has to offer for me and why I chose Notre Dame and all the great things Notre Dame can do for me.

“The big thing is what it does for you after football; the network that Notre Dame has. They can get you a job after football and set you up for life. Then, he talked about the football and the great coaching staff and just how I fit in so well with the guys there. He just thinks that Notre Dame is the best spot for me so I can reach my potential.”

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