Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2020 OL Noah Nelson Says Ball Is In Notre Dame's Court

March 26, 2019

Noah Nelson‍ used his spring break to check out some colleges and Notre Dame was one of the for the 2020 Arizona offensive lineman.

“I went to Oklahoma the first week and then I went to Northwestern, Purdue, Notre Dame and Michigan,” the 6-foot-7, 290-pounder said.

He liked his stop in South Bend.

“It was pretty good,” he said. “I enjoyed checking everything out and meeting the coaching staff.

“I got to see their stadium, their facilities. I got to meet some of the players and I got to try on the uniform. It was pretty cool.”

The Gilbert, Ariz., native spent a lot of time with Irish offensive line coach Jeff Quinn.

“He’s a pretty cool dude,” Nelson said. “He was just showing me around, making sure I was comfortable around there and telling me about the program.”

The Williams Field High School standout also had a chance to learn about the education in South Bend.

“They talked all about the different academic opportunities Notre Dame has to offer and how prestigious they were,” he said.

Nelson, who has more than a dozen offers from schools like USC, UCLA, Michigan, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arizona State, Purdue, Duke and Washington among others. As for what’s next for him and the Irish, he says “the ball is in their court.”

“Their whole thing was that they want me to wait and that they’re going to wait to offer me, but I’d like to make a pretty quick decision coming up here soon, so I’m not too sure about Notre Dame,” he said. “I’d like to commit before my senior year if not in April or May.”

He doesn’t have any other visits locked in at this point.

 “I’m not too sure as of right now,” he said. “I’d like to get out to see other schools, but I’m not 100 percent sure yet.”

He does know what he’s looking for in a school.

“I really want a coaching staff and a place that can maximize me and my craft so I can I have a chance to get to the next level as well as education.”

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