Ethan Wolf will be seeing plenty of Notre Dame over the next week or so.
The 2014 Ohio tight end will be in East Lansing on Saturday to see the Irish play Michigan State and will be in South Bend the following Saturday to see the Notre Dame-Michigan game.
“I’m pumped,” the 6-foot-6, 220-pounder from Minster High School said. “I had to miss the Ohio State game last week because our high school game got rescheduled due to all of the storms that came through.”
Wolf was at Cincinnati’s home opener last week and is excited about his first trip to Michigan State.
“I’m really looking forward to it,” he said. “I’m excited to see how the campus is and what they’ve got down there.”
Wolf has early offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Bowling Green, Toledo and Ohio and is receiving interest from schools like Notre Dame, Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, West Virginia, Iowa, Michigan and Michigan State. He will be a guest of the Spartans this weekend, but will be paying attention to both schools’ offenses.
“I’ll be focusing on tight ends and I’ll definitely be watching both teams just as close,” he said.
Wolf got to see plenty when he camped at Notre Dame this summer and is looking forward to returning.
“It’s going to be another exciting game with a great atmosphere,” he said. “I’ll have seen them once and I’ll be looking more closely at how they use their tight ends and what they do.”
Wolf spoke with Irish assistant Mike Elston last week.
“I’ve kept in contact and they’ve sent me letters,” said Wolf. “We didn’t really talk much about individual stuff. We caught up and asked how things are going with the season. He said to keep working hard and make sure I stay focused on my team.”
Wolf has some other Midwest stops planned for the fall.
“I’m going to the Ohio State-Illinois game at Ohio State, the Illinois-Penn State game at Illinois and possibly the Ohio State-Michigan game,” he said.
Minster has opened the season with three impressive wins, but will face its first true test this Friday against St. Henry.
The Wildcats have several returning skill players, but graduation and injuries have made the offensive and defensive lines question marks. Wolf spends much of his time on offense split out, but when he is attached, he does his best to act as a sixth offensive lineman.
“We run a lot of plays off the outside,” he said. “Two of our best plays involve me and our strong tackle kicking out and washing that whole side of the defensive line down.”
As a receiver, Wolf pulled in nine pass for 140 yards and two touchdowns in his team’s first two games before being used primarily as a blocker in the third contest.