The 2015 Indianapolis offensive lineman is excited to see his recruiting process pick up.
“It’s just keeps getting better and better,” the 6-foot-6, 290-pounder from Bishop Chatard High School said.
“After Signing Day, things might start picking up here soon. I’m just really looking forward to seeing what else comes my way. But I’m really thankful for everything that I do have so far and thankful for the coaches and all that they’ve done in this process.”
With focus shifting from the Class of 2014 to the Class of 2015, several college coaches have had the chance to look at Solomon closer.
“A lot of coaches watched the film and then they try to get to our school so they can see us and get a feel for who we are and what we look like,” he said. “Just my size and ability on film, they see all of that, and they really are impressed with what I have to offer.
“I’m very anxious to see what schools are going to come and what’s going to happen. It is relieving to know that it’s our turn. It’s a big year this year both this spring and on the football field this summer. I just have to take full advantage of every opportunity I get and see what kind of opportunities come with that.”
Notre Dame assistant coach Mike Elston recruits the state of Indiana for the Irish and has stayed in periodic contact with Solomon, who visited South Bend for the BYU game in November.
“I got the invite to go to their Junior Day a couple weeks ago, so I’ll be heading up there March 1st, which I’m excited for,” Solomon said.
Elston and the Irish staff have asked Solomon to remain patient while they sort through their 2015 board.
“It’s a slow process here, but it’s going in the right direction for sure,” said Solomon.
Solomon hasn’t been shy about expressing his interest in Notre Dame, calling it a ‘dream school,’ and he’s excited about getting back.
“I’m looking forward to learning more about the school I’ve grown up loving,” he said. “It is a place that means a lot to who I am. A lot of my family goes there, so it’ll be nice to see where my family has been and learn more about the school that I’ve followed all of my life and meet coaches and get a feel for the program even more.”
He doesn’t have any other trips planned just yet, but does have at least one other stop in mind.
“I might be going to a spring practice at Wisconsin within the next couple months,” he said. “I don’t have anything else scheduled just yet, but I plan on making a few visits soon.”