Notre Dame’s search for another defensive tackle for the #GoldenArmy14 took a positive turn on Monday after an in-home visit with Washington state native, 4-star DT Marcus Griffin. That in-house visit went well enough for Griffin to line up an official visit with Notre Dame this weekend.
— Marcus Griffin (@TheRealMG96) January 21, 2014
Griffin has had a busy couple of days on the recruiting front. He officially visited Cal this past weekend and in addition to hosting Notre Dame on Monday, Griffin had coaches from Mississippi State and Washington State come by as well.
— Marcus Griffin (@TheRealMG96) January 20, 2014
The important news for Notre Dame fans though is that Griffin will be making the trip to South Bend this weekend for an official visit. Right now he is the only official visitor lined up for this weekend, but Notre Dame will have both Justin Brent and Andrew Trumbetti, their two early enrollees, on campus. Notre Dame will also be hosting Daniel Cage, a 3-star DT, for a mid-week visit this week.
Griffin has not yet been officially offered a scholarship by Notre Dame, but the SBT’s Tyler James reported tonight that Notre Dame only received Griffin’s transcripts tonight and an offer is likely just a formality at this point.
No offer yet for '14 DT Marcus Griffin, who says #NotreDame just received his transcripts tonight. Seems like it will come eventually.
— Tyler James (@TJamesNDI) January 21, 2014
Considering Griffin set up an official visit Monday night for four days from now, that would appear to be the case. It would also appear to be the case that Griffin has legit and serious interest in the Irish.
Notre Dame has been searching for another defensive tackle in this year’s class since Matt Dickerson decommitted almost two weeks to be closer to home after finding out his father was diagnosed with cancer. The Notre Dame staff has done a great job identifying new targets like Griffin at DT and moving quickly to secure official visits.