While I was talking to Irish linebacker commit Michael Deeb last night it was easy to see just the type of intensity he has. Known for his devastating hits and unstoppable motor on the gridiron, the 6-foot-2, 237-pound defender plans on taking South Bend by storm and enjoying every minute of it.
“I'll be coming up to the game with my family and one of my coaches,” said Deeb. “We’ll be leaving tomorrow morning (Friday) to head up to South Bend, so that's why I'm pretty excited because I want to get the full Notre Dame experience and not have to feel rushed.
“I'm really excite about this visit because this is going to be my second time and it's going to be really sweet to participate in the game day experience. I also have three friends that are freshman there now, who I haven't seen for quite some time, and I'm going to hang out at the pep rally with them. I'm also going up with this teammate of mine whose parents are both alumni of Notre Dame. I can't wait to spend more time with the coaching staff and the other commits. It's really going to be insane.”
That word ‘insane’ is exactly what some feel that Deeb transforms into on Friday nights.
The American Heritage standout and his teammates have started off well in the young season and are sitting on a 2-1 record. Their only loss came in week two to perennial powerhouse Bolles who defeated them, 30-27, in a game the Patriots should've won.
“Those games are tough to take,” admitted the intense linebacker. “They take you on an emotional roller coaster because at one moment were up, and then they squib kick and recover the ball. Then we fumble the ball, with two minutes left to play, as we’re trying to run the clock out. It was a lot of little things like that that contributed to our loss, but I told the team after the game that this was a learning experience for us and we need to move forward. Luckily, it's not a district game for us, so it won't affect the playoffs.”
With American Heritage having their bye week this week it seemed to be the perfect time for Deeb to invade South Bend. Even though he plans on enjoying himself, he's also here to try and help the Irish get some business done.
“I'm definitely looking forward to meeting all the other commits and hanging out with them while watching our future team play,” he shared. “There's also going to be an opportunity to hang out with some of the recruits that haven't committed yet. We’ll have a chance to tell them why we committed to Notre Dame and hopefully some of them will join us in the class of 2013.”