BREAK | 2024 TE Jack Larsen commits to Notre Dame

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From the beginning, Our Lady and Jack Larsen‍ seemed like an adjustment.

In fact, before the 2024 North Carolina tight end received its first offer, Notre Dame was on an informal list of schools where Larsen could see himself.

On Friday night, the Charlotte Catholic High School star made it official, announcing her commitment to the Irish in North Carolina, North Carolina State, Clemson and Michigan, among several other schools.

“The education speaks for itself,” Larsen told ISD of his decision earlier in the week. “Tight end excellence is different from a lot of other schools. Coming from a Catholic school in Notre-Dame, it goes well with the Catholic faith.

The Irish coaching staff also had a huge impact, particularly first-year coach Gerad Parker, offensive coordinator Tommy Rees and head coach Marcus Freeman.

“Coach Parker has been awesome,” Larsen said. “I really like him. Our relationship is great right now. Coach Rees, Coach Freeman, all of these coaches are just amazing. It’s an amazing place.

Notre Dame began recruiting Larsen in earnest last summer and although he had yet to receive a scholarship offer, things took a turn for the worse when former tight ends coach John McNulty left South Bend. to become Boston College’s offensive coordinator.

“I didn’t know what was going to happen after Coach McNulty left,” Larsen explained. “Chad Bowden ended up reaching out just before pot of gold day on St. Patrick’s Day and I spoke to Coach Parker and that’s how we got things done. That was the story from there.

Larsen landed that Irish offer on St. Patrick’s Day and followed that up with a pair of unofficial visits, including a trip to Irish Invasion earlier this month. That visit all but sealed the decision for Larsen, who had the chance to step onto the court with Parker and meet 2024 quarterback CJ Carr who would commit to Notre Dame a few days later.

“That’s all I was looking for,” Larsen said. “I wanted to see how Coach Parker was coaching and I was looking forward to meeting CJ. I kind of felt like he was leaning a little bit. It really solidified him for me.

Larsen gave the staff an idea of ​​where he was headed before leaving South Bend.

“I let Coach Parker know they were on top of my game,” he said. “I had a chance to talk to Freeman and I really told him. I just needed to get home and talk to my parents, but I was there.

“They were pumped. They all consider me a great tight end. There’s still a lot of work to do and they’re just fired up to get to work. Obviously, there’s still two more years until I get there, but I really just wanted to lock things down and focus on the high school prom.

Larsen is delighted to join Carr and defensive linemen Brandon Davis-Swain and Owen Wafle as founding members of the Irish recruiting class of 2024.

“That’s great,” he said. “Obviously getting a committed player is a big part of that. I’m looking forward to trying to get as many guys, great players here as possible.

And he is delighted to have the recruitment process behind him.

“It’s definitely a relief. It’s only really been a year, but it feels like a lot. I’m really looking forward to focusing on my team and being as good as possible before heading to Notre Dame.

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