Blue and Gold Illustrated

December 2012

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

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tackle Jamarco Jones has been pres- ent for two Irish victories in the 2012 season, although neither of them was in South Bend. The nation's No. 12 offensive tackle a c c o rdi n g t o 247Sports took in Notre Dame's 20-3 win over Michi- gan State in East Lansing Sept. 15 followed by a 41-3 blowout against Miami at Solider Field in Chicago Oct. 6. While he hasn't Chicago De La Salle junior offensive experienced the Notre Dame home-game atmosphere, Jones was still able to get a feel for the program and took note of the Irish fans that made the trek to those games. "It went well," the four-star player Irish Making Early Impact On Chicago Offensive Tackle PREP PROFILES JAMARCO JONES ✪ ✪ ✪ ✪ fensive tackle in the country and No. 82 overall prospect in the land Class: 2014 Status: Offered Ht.: 6-5 · Wt.: 290 247Sports Ranking: No. 2 player in Illinois, No. 12 of- De La Salle High School Chicago Blue-Gold Game last April and re- turned for camp during the summer, which resulted in him picking up an offer from the Irish. Notre Dame has remained strong in its efforts with recruiting coordi- nator Tony Alford stopping in De La Salle the day be- fore taking on the Hurricanes. Nearly every said after having an opportunity watching Notre Dame play In Chi- cago. "I had a good time at the game. … I liked their fan base, how they travel and they pack the stadium. Their offense and their team as a whole played great and dominated. I was impressed with what they were able to do on offense. They were mov- ing the ball running, passing and ev- erything." He first visited Notre Dame for the to take in an actual home game this season, but he was not able to fit it into his schedule and will have to wait until the 2013 campaign. "I'm looking for a good fit academi- fall with stops at Michigan (Oct. 13), Northwestern (Oct. 20), Wisconsin (Oct. 27), Purdue (Nov. 3), Illinois (Nov. 17) and Ohio State (Nov. 24). He tried to get back to Notre Dame cally, the coaching staff, am I going to play early and basically the feel I have for the school," Jones said. "I've been able to see a lot of schools so far, and I plan on seeing more in the spring that are farther away to help me cut down my list." — Jason Sapp and Steve Wiltfong Midwest program has extended an offer in Jones' di- rection, and he has taken time to see as many programs as he could during the

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