Ethan Wolf’s trip to Notre Dame last weekend was shortened a bit when his Friday night game was pushed to Saturday afternoon, but the 2014 Ohio tight end made the most of the time he spent in South Bend.
“Everything went good,” the 6-foot-6, 220-pounder from Minster High School (Minster, Ohio) said.
Wolf and his family arrived at Notre Dame about 90 minutes before kickoff of the Irish’s showdown with Michigan.
“We were there in time to go down on the field and watch pregame and then we went up to our seats for the game,” he said. “It was awesome.
“The atmosphere, you can’t beat it anywhere else. We were right behind the student section. It was rowdy back there. Overall, it was pretty fun.”
Despite the sloppy offensive output, Wolf liked what he saw from the Irish’s tight ends.
“I noticed that they played all three of their tight ends,” he said. “They had all three of them in on one play and stuck with two of them most of the time. I got a good view of what they use them for.
“(Tyler) Eifert was split out the whole game from what I saw. Then they also had the other one attached. I really liked what I saw.”
Wolf, who has early offers from Cincinnati and Illinois among others, had the chance to talk with some Notre Dame coaches, players and commits after the game.
“I got to say hi to Coach (Mike) Elston and Coach (Scott) Booker in the locker room,” he said. “I talked to Mike Heuerman. I actually got to talk to Tyler for a little bit.”
Wolf met Heuerman when he was at Notre Dame’s camp this summer.
“We talked about our seasons and we talked about recruiting and stuff like that,” said Wolf. “We just caught up a little bit.”
Wolf was excited about his chat with Eifert even if it was brief.
“He asked me where I was from and then we talked a little bit about the game, but that was it,” said Wolf. “It was a short conversation.
“It was awesome. He’s going to be the first tight end picked in the draft. It was fun talking to him. He gave me his number and told me to give him a call anytime if I have any questions. I’ll look forward to getting some advice from him.”
Wolf also plans on calling the Notre Dame staff.
“I’ll keep in touch with the coaches,” he said. “It’d be awesome to go to another game, but we’ll have to see how the schedules line up.”
Wolf checked out Illinois this past weekend and plans to see Ohio State later this fall.