March 5, 2007

LeGrand impressed by Irish

It usually takes an offer to stand out with top prospects.

That's part of the reason Eric LeGrand is keeping an eye on Maryland, Virginia and Rutgers. All three programs have extended scholarships to the 6-foot-3, 240-pound linebacker form Colonia, N.J. But sometimes a glimpse of campus or a meeting with a coach can trump the presence or absence of an offer.

That's the case with LeGrand and Notre Dame. The top New Jersey prospect visited South Bend for the first time last weekend as the Irish staged their second junior day. LeGrand returned home without a scholarship offer, but he's already thinking about camping with the Irish this summer and taking an official visit this fall.

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