Jordan Rigg had heard plenty about Notre Dame before making the trip to South Bend this past weekend and now the 2014 Ohio tight end has plenty to say about it himself.
“It was great,” the 6-foot-5, 235-pounder from Springboro High School (Springboro, Ohio) said. “I loved it.”
Rigg was impressed with what he saw before the game.
“We took a tour of all of the facilities and stuff,” he said. “We went down and had a meeting with one of the coaches and then we went on the walk with the team. We were behind them, that was sweet.
“The campus was sweet. The Golden Dome up there, they had a huge indoor football field with the track around it. It was huge. I loved it. Notre Dame and Ohio State’s facilities are close, I like them.”
Rigg was particularly pleased with the experience inside Notre Dame Stadium for the Wake Forest game.
“We went in the game and it was intense,” he said. “It was one of my top three game atmospheres.”
Rigg had already been on visits to Ohio State, West Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Cincinnati, Kentucky and Toledo and said a couple others stood out as well.
“Ohio State and West Virginia were pretty hyped too,” he said.
Rigg was also impressed with the Irish during their 38-0 blowout of the Demon Deacons.
“Notre Dame is a really good team and they blew them out,” he said.
Rigg was there to witness Tyler Eifert break the school’s all-time leading reception record, proving Brian Kelly’s offense is attractive to tight ends.
“I’d love it there,” said Rigg. “The tight end just broke the record for most catches. That’s more than I get at my high school, so I’d love to go there and play tight end.
“I would love to play for them.”
The Notre Dame staff was focused on preparing its team for Senior Day and Wake Forest, so the coaches didn’t spend too much time on recruiting. Tony Alford did address the visitors as a group and Brian Kelly made brief comments as well.
Rigg plans on reaching out to the Irish staff soon.
“I’m going to get on Facebook and message them.”