Philadelphia offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey really enjoyed his visit to South Bend for Notre Dame's Junior Day on Saturday, but he wanted to take some time to talk things over with his family before making any decisions.
Turns out he didn't need much time.
“I talked it over with my dad in the car and I decided to commit to Notre Dame today,” McGlinchey told Irish Sports Daily.
McGlinchey broke the news to Notre Dame offensive line coach Harry Hiestand before telling Irish head coach Brian Kelly.
“I told Coach Hiestand and he was kind of freaking out about it,” McGlinchey said. “Coach Kelly did the same thing.”
In addition to his father, the 6-foot-9, 280-pound offensive lineman spent some time talking with some other family members.
“Nothing really changed,” McGlinchey said. “I fell in love with it when I was there. It was only me and my dad out here, so I didn’t want to make a decision without my mom and my brother and my uncle before.
“I talked to them on the phone and I decided it’s the right place for me and it’s a dream come true to be able to be a member of the Notre Dame football team.”
McGlinchey and his father have turned around and are now heading back to campus to meet with the Irish coaches again.
“We were only like 30 minutes out when I decided to make a decision,” he said. “They said why don’t you come back and we’ll sit down and talk for a little bit and then we can get on our way home.”
McGlinchey was planning to visit Wisconsin tomorrow, but those visits are now off.
“We’re going to go home now,” he said.
McGlinchey gives Notre Dame four offensive line commits in the Class of 2013, joining Hunter Bivin and Colin McGovern who committed on Saturday and Steve Elmer.