Matt Womack was fired up to learn that Notre Dame would be stopping by Hernado High School in Hernado, Miss., to see him practice this month.
“I was very surprised and excited,” said the 6-foot-6, 305-pound offensive lineman in the Class of 2015.
“That they would come so far to see me, that's a great honor.”
Womack is still looking for his first offer, but is receiving interest from several schools down South and made multiple trips to campuses last fall. Womack caught games at Tennesee, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas, LSU and Alabama last season.
Still, he’s impressed with Brian Kelly’s program up North.
“When you think of great football programs one school is ND,” he said. “I also think Coach Kelly is a great coach.”
And he’s already working to make plans to get to South Bend this summer.
“My dad is trying to set up so we can come June 22nd for camp,” he said.
Womack is looking forward to getting the chance to see Notre Dame for himself.
“I want to see everything with Notre Dame’s history,” he said. “The stadium, the campus and the coaches.”
He’s hoping to see several schools over the next few months.
“I'm planning on making it to eight to 10 camps this summer,” he said.
He's already set up camp stops at Ole Miss, LSU, Mississippi State, Arkansas and Alabama within the first two weeks of June.
Womack’s been told that he excels in run blocking and getting to the next level.
It’s still very early, but he's planning to make a decision before the start of his senior season and has some idea of what he’s looking for in a college program.
“Where I feel the most comfortable. I want a coach I can talk to, not be friends, but someone I respect and someone that respects me.”