Tight end Michael Mayer is exploding. The four-star Notre Dame commit was dominant at The Opening, and sounds like he may be the next great Fighting Irish star at the position.
The Covington Catholic star is ranked No. 77 overall, and is the top tight end in the country.
Naturally, others may gravitate to playing with a weapon like that. For some, the chance to play at Notre Dame sells itself as well, thanks to the program’s history, recent success, academic reputation, and other factors.
Michael Mayer is happy to help in the Notre Dame recruiting effort, but he knows the school also presents challenges that aren’t for everyone.
He says that he wants other stars to come play with him, but he doesn’t feel the need to beg anyone who isn’t in to what Notre Dame brings to the table. He wants other guys to be as invested as he is.
“I’m more of a guy where I’m not going to really push someone really, really hard to come play with me at Notre Dame,” said Mayer, when asked about his efforts on the recruiting trail. “You go visit there and it’s either the place for you or it’s not. If it’s not the place for you, I’m not going to beg you to come and then you don’t like it or that type of thing. It’s not like the other colleges. It’s for you or it’s not. You fit in or you don’t. It’s Notre Dame. Challenge yourself. It’s worth it. If someone visits there and they really like it, I’m going to try to get them to come play with me. If they didn’t really like it, I’m not going to keep texting a guy and begging him to come.
Mayer has been committed to Notre Dame since last July, and his stock continues to rise.
With it, Notre Dame is building an incredibly strong class. Brian Kelly’s staff currently has the No. 5 class in the country.