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Oct. 7, 2013 Issue

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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prep profiles Elite Tight End Staying Patient With The Irish Pine Bluff (Ark.) High tight end times and have seen it a lot since I Will Gragg has picked up early offers was young. That's probably when I from some of the top schools in the started liking them. The tradition there SEC, including Alabama, Arkansas, is pretty incredible." Ole Miss and Vanderbilt. Although his Gragg admits that Notre Dame is a older brother Chris just finished up school he cheers for on Saturdays. his career as a Ra"I don't have one zorback and went favorite school," he Will Gragg on to be drafted said. "I definitely ✪✪✪✪ by the Buffalo want some schools Pine Bluff High School Bills, the younger to win more than Pine Bluff, Ark. Gragg said he's not others. Notre Status: Not Offered a lock to follow in Dame would be in Class: 2015 his brother's footthat category. I like Position: Tight End steps. the offense, and I Ht.: 6-4 • Wt.: 245 "This is defiknow they throw 40-Yard Dash: 4.5 nitely going to be it around a lot. I 247Sports Rankings: No. 1 prospect in Arkanmy recruitment, think I'd do some sas, No. 4 tight end in the nation and No. 107 and I'm keeping good things at that overall recruit in the country my options open," place." Gragg said. "I like The nation's No. that I have that early offer from Ar- 4 tight end will be in Dallas Oct. 5 kansas and the others, but I'm going when Notre Dame squares off against to take my time and pick the best Arizona State, and he's hoping to witness an Irish victory. school that fits me." "I'm looking forward to that game," One school that has shown some interest is Notre Dame. The 6-4, Gragg noted. "Cowboys Stadium is 245-pound recruit is hoping to hear crazy, and it should be a lot of fun. I think Notre Dame will win pretty easmore from the Fighting Irish. "They've sent some letters and ily — but you never know. "Maybe if I keep openly cheering shown some interest, but that's it so far," the class of 2015 prospect noted. for them, Notre Dame may offer me. "Hopefully they contact me some In all seriousness, I'm just staying pamore and maybe end up offering soon. tient, and there is not rush. I'll be exI like them a lot and it's a school that cited about the offer no matter when it comes." would be in my top five if they offer. — Tom Loy "I've watched 'Rudy' a bunch of

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