Tanner Muse’s recruitment is on its way to going national.
The 2015 North Carolina defender already holds in-state offers from North Carolina, North Carolina State and Duke along with regional offers from Clemson, Georgia Tech and Virginia, but since Sept. 1st, he’s heard from schools all over the country, including Notre Dame.
“They sent me some stuff,” the 6-foot-3, 205-pound safety/linebacker said of the Irish. “We’ve talked about coming up for a game soon, but I’m not sure when yet.”
Muse may not have a date picked out to get to South Bend, but said he’d “love” to.
“Just the tradition and how it’s such a football school,” he added of his interest in Notre Dame. “Once you hear the name, you just think of tradition and that’s kind of like how are school, how we’ve been winning since the 70s. It’s kind of the same thing.”
South Point High School (Belmont, N.C.) has claimed 19 conference championships since 1971 along with three NCHSSA 3A state titles.
In addition to Notre Dame, he’s heard from a few SEC schools this month.
“I’ve talked to a lot of schools since Sept. 1st like Tennessee, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Auburn and a couple other ones,” he said.
Muse is honored to have the offers he already has, but isn’t taking them for granted.
“It’s nice, but I usually just let it go until the offseason,” he said. “I like to have them, but I just try to stay humble and stay hungry.”
He expects to make trips to Ole Miss, Tennessee and possibly Auburn and Northwestern soon.
Muse, who has been hand-timed at 4.32 seconds in the 40-yard dash and laser-timed at 4.37, figures to play safety or linebacker in college.
“Most people have talked to me about free safety or outside linebacker, like a Bandit or something,” he said. “It just depends on when I get down there. It’s up to the coaches, wherever they need me.
“They just say that they like my aggression and how I get to the ball and how I leave people lying on the ground.”
Comfort will play a big role in Muse’s ultimate decision.
“Just the way I like it,” he said of how he’ll pick a school. “I just want to see how accustomed I am to it. I’ll probably have to stay the night to see what they do before a game and after a game. I’ll make some trips to see what the day-to-day school is like and stuff like that.”