Carter Jacobs enjoyed his first visit to Notre Dame and would like to have the opportunity to come back, possibly for a long time.
The 2014 Florida safety made the trek up for the Irish’s spring game with a couple of American Heritage School teammates – 2013 linebacker signee Michael Deeb and 2014 running back target Sony Michel.
“They enjoyed their time,” Jacobs said of his teammates.
And so did he.
“It went good, I enjoyed it,” the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder said.
“I got to see the defense play real well, meet all of the coaches and see all of the tradition.”
Jacobs had the chance to spend quite some time with Irish safeties coach Bob Elliott.
“I talked a lot with Coach Elliott,” he said. “We just went over some plays and stuff.
“He was a real nice guy, real personable. I heard he went through some trouble a couple months ago with the kidney transplant. That just shows you he’s a real soldier and he loves coaching.”
Jacobs was impressed with the performance of Notre Dame’s defense in the Blue-Gold scrimmage.
“They played really well,” he said. “I saw a couple of things they could have fixed that Coach Elliott showed me, but everyone makes mistakes. Once they correct them, I know they’re going to do real well for the season.”
He also enjoyed the atmosphere inside Notre Dame Stadium.
“It was real nice,” Jacobs said. “There were actually a lot of people there. I just enjoyed seeing all of the fans there cheering on the Irish.”
The campus also stood out to him.
“I like it a lot actually,” he said. “It’s nice and roomy. It’s a totally different atmosphere from Florida.”
Jacobs, who is still looking for his first offer, expects to see the Irish coaches again soon.
“They’re going to come down to see me sometime in May,” he said.
He leaves South Bend for the first time thinking there’s a chance he could eventually return long-term.
“I think it’s a possibility that I could end up there. It brings a lot and I fit real well in the system.”