September 10, 2006
Fans impress Barksdale
Joseph Barksdale visited Notre Dame in the spring to check out what the Irish had to offer. The 6-foot-6, 323-pound defensive tackle from Detroit, Mich., liked what he saw but wanted to see what the campus is like on a game day. He had the chance on Saturday when he made an unofficial visit to watch the Irish host Penn State.
"It went good," Barksdale said. "I saw a lot of enthusiastic fans. I've never been to a game day environment like that, except maybe at Ohio State. The student section was crazy."
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