Ethan Wolf had a setback on the camp circuit this summer, but the 2014 Ohio tight end isn’t going to let it hold him back very long.
The 6-foot-6, 220-pounder from Minster High School in Minster, Ohio fractured a bone in his wrist at Ohio State’s camp last month.
He had to miss a scheduled workout at Wisconsin’s camp, but already has his cast off and won’t miss any time on the field this fall. In fact, Wolf plans on taking part in Friday Night Lights at Ohio State this weekend.
“We said it could be a blessing in disguise because it gave me a lot of time to work on my lower body,” Wolf said. “It wasn’t in the middle the season either, better now than in the middle the season.”
Wolf already has offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Ohio, Bowling Green and Toledo.
Before the injury, Wolf was able to camp at Notre Dame and Illinois. He enjoyed his time in South Bend.
“The campus is incredible,” he said. “It was astonishing when I went there.”
While at Notre Dame, Wolf had the chance to work out with several 2013 Notre Dame commitments, including Malik Zaire, Mike Heuerman, Alex Anzalone and Jaylon Smith.
“I called them and they said to come down to work out with the committed guys and see the campus,” said Wolf. “It was kind of a makeshift thing with some of the committed guys, running some routes and things like that.
“It was great. They're great guys and they gave me a lot of tips on what to do this fall. It was great competition as well.”
Wolf was grateful for the opportunity to work out with the future Irish players.
“They're great players,” he said. “Mike plays my position and he's a great tight end.”
And Wolf believes he held his own.
“I think I hung in there pretty well,” Wolf said. “I ran a few routes and came down with some balls. Overall, I think I did pretty well.”
The Irish coaches thought so as well.
“They said that they were impressed,” Wolf said. “They said I did a lot of good things and there are still some things to work on of course, but being young, I’ve got a lot of time to do that.”
Wolf and the Irish will stay in contact moving forward.
“They said they'd keep in touch,” he said of the Irish coaches. “They told us about all the great things Notre Dame has and offers. They said they were going to wait to find that special person to offer a scholarship. They're not going to stop recruiting me.”
While other schools have already offered, Wolf is comfortable with where he stands with Notre Dame.
“It takes a load off your back with the worry of them not recruiting me anymore,” he said. “From what they've told me, they're not going to stop, which gives me the opportunity to work hard and make it the next time that I'm there in person or if they come to see a game.”
Wolf is excited about his plans to be in South Bend for the Notre Dame-Michigan game in September. He’s also looking at games at Illinois and possibly Ohio State and Cincinnati this fall.