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Oct. 15, 2012 Issue

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

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terday Notre Dame has probably set the bar," the 6-4, 275-pound three-star recruit said the day after taking in ND- U-M showdown. "I think yesterday they really showed me that the pro- gram is changing. "They haven't been in big bowl games the past couple of years. I think that's starting to change with Coach [Brian] Kelly. I'm going to keep follow- ing them. "Last night they showed me they can compete with the top teams in the Big Ten and they can compete with any- one." Byrne, who is awaiting an offer from sive guard Jimmy Byrne already had a top three of Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State entering his visit to South Bend, Ind., Sept. 22 for the 13-6 Irish victory over the Wolverines, but his first college game experience moved head coach Brian Kelly's program into a strong posi- tion going forward. "I think after yes- Cleveland St. Ignatius junior offen- Irish Make A Move For Ohio Offensive Lineman PREP PROFILES to a partially torn PCL. He has offers from Illinois, Indiana, JIMMY BYRNE player in Ohio and No. 15 offensive guard nationally Class: 2014 Position: Offensive Line Ht.: 6-4 · Wt.: 275 247Sports Ranking: No. 20 St. Ignatius High School Cleveland ✪ ✪ ✪ Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State and West Vir- ginia. Byrne plays on for their spring game [April 20, 2013]," said Byrne, who is the nation's No. 15 offensive guard according to 247Sports. The Ohio native may have Notre he was available. He notes that Illinois and Michigan State are among the other programs he'd like to visit. However, he is already planning on returning to Notre Dame's campus. "I want to get back to Notre Dame Saturdays so he isn't able to make it to many games this season, which exemplifies his strong interest in the Irish consider- ing it was the game he chose to attend during a weekend Michigan and keeps in regular contact with Ohio State via his recruiter and former Irish assistant Ed Warinner, is back on the gridiron after missing the first two weeks of his junior season due Dame at the forefront following his second-ever visit to South Bend, and the Irish will work to keep that posi- tion until it's time for him to make his choice. "I don't think I'm going to make my decision until after the season," Byrne said. "I'll probably make a decision af- ter I get back to Notre Dame for the Blue-Gold Game." — Jason Sapp and Steve Wiltfong

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