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2021 TE Lake McRee Impressed By Notre Dame

June 13, 2019

2021 Lake Travis (Texas) tight end Lake McRee‍ was fired up to get to Irish Invasion and it didn’t disappoint. The 6-foot-5, 205-pounder had high expectations and Notre Dame met those during his weekend visit.

“It was awesome and what I expected,” McRee told Irish Sports Daily. “I had a great time and I loved being on campus. The chance to be around the coaches was great and the chance to compete made it a really good time.” 

McRee was excited to visit, but was more interested in becoming a better player coming out of the camp. Notre Dame’s coaches pushed him and the other tight ends during the camp, which McRee was grateful for following Irish Invasion. 

“I thought all the coaches knew what they were doing and gave me great tips,” explained McRee. “I wanted to learn coming into the camp and I definitely learned a bunch of things coming out of the camp I didn’t know how to do before or I wasn’t very good at. I’m a lot better after the camp and I’m appreciative of that.” 

The Texas native was also in an environment he hadn’t been in before as he was competing against other top tight ends in Cane Berrong‍, Nick Elksnis‍ and Blake Nelson‍. 

“It was good for me because I’ve never been in that type of situation where I’ve had highly ranked tight ends competing against me,” stated McRee. “I think it was really good for me and I enjoyed it.” 

When it comes to campus and the facilities, McRee was more impressed than he thought he would be entering the trip.

“It looked amazing,” McRee said. “It was a lot better than all the pictures I had seen before the trip. It blew my mind and I loved it.” 

McRee didn’t get the chance to speak with offensive coordinator Chip Long, but offensive graduate assistant Patrick Kramer made sure he felt at home in South Bend.

“I talked to Coach Patrick Kramer because he was the one who invited me to camp,” McRee stated. “He introduced himself as soon as I got there and kept his eye on me the whole time. I told him thanks for the invite after the camp. He was my main point of contact.” 

The Lake Travis standout continued his camp circuit this week as he was back in College Station before heading to the West Coast next week.

“I was at Texas A&M on Wednesday and then next week I’m flying out to go to USC’s camp,” said McRee. “Those are the big ones planned right now. There might be some other ones here and there.” 

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