David Moorman made his first trip to Notre Dame on Sunday and the 2015 Michigan offensive lineman was impressed with what he saw.
“Everything looked amazing,” the 6-foot-5, 275-pounder from Northville High School said. “I had a great day. I had a great time being at Notre Dame for the first time. It was awesome.
“Notre Dame has a beautiful campus. I went into the cathedral there and it was an awesome building. I got to see the stadium and Touchdown Jesus and it was really cool.”
Moorman, who has early offers from Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan, also enjoyed working out at Notre Dame’s Lineman’s Challenge.
“I was in a group with pretty much the guys they were looking at,” he said. “I was in the group that the offensive line coach and the other coaches were watching, so it was pretty fun.
“I got a lot of good reps in. I played guard and tackle and a little bit of center just to hop in and get some extra reps. It was a great day.”
Moorman felt he impressed the Irish coaching staff.
“I think I did pretty good,” he said. “Obviously, I’m kind of biased because it’s myself, but it was a good day. I thought I showed some good technique, I think I showed that I’m coachable and I learned a lot.”
He got some positive feedback from Notre Dame offensive line coach Harry Hiestand.
“The offensive line coach told me that I did really good today and I improved as the day went on,” he said. “He said I showed them a lot and they’re excited about me, so it was cool.”
Moorman was impressed with the Irish coaches.
“I loved them,” he said. “They were intense, but at the same time, you could really see that they cared about the players and their safety. They emphasized a lot of run blocking, which I really enjoy. They preached 100 percent effort all of the time and I really like that.”
He also had the chance to see and speak with some of the Irish’s 2014 offensive line commits like Alex Bars, Quenton Nelson and Jimmy Byrne.
“It was cool to see the guys who are going to go play there and see what I have to continue to improve on to hopefully one day get a chance to play at Notre Dame,” said Moorman. “They were great guys. They were really respectable and had great athleticism and power. It was cool to talk to them to get a sense how the recruiting process works and how they feel about Notre Dame.”
Moorman has a visit to Eastern Michigan and a stop at Ohio State for Friday Night Lights planned, but would love to return to South Bend as well.
“If they’ll have me, I’d definitely come back,” he said.
He plans on staying in touch with his area recruiter, Chuck Martin.
“I’ll probably give him a call in the next couple weeks to see if they want me to come back for a visit and keep building the relationship.”