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07:38 AM ET 02.27 | One could forgive Josh Barajas for thinking he's had enough of Jaylon Smith in Indiana. Smith made himself the undisputed best prospect in the state for the 2013 class and Barajas may be on his way to doing the same in the 2015 class. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound linebacker ranks as the No. 1 prospect in the state according to 247Sports. ... He'll visit Notre Dame on Saturday as part of its junior day for recruits. He has yet to receive an offer from the Irish but may learn more this weekend. "An offer from Notre Dame would be big," Barajas said. Schools started lining up for Barajas back in December when Purdue became the first to extend an offer. He has since received offers from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Penn State, Virginia Tech, Ole Miss, Wisconsin and Tennessee.

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February 27, 2014  08:12 AM ET

He's on a shopping trip.
Unless he convinces BK and staff that ND is his first choice they won't offer just to get in line.

February 27, 2014  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He's on a shopping trip.Unless he convinces BK and staff that ND is his first choice they won't offer just to get in line.

Agreed. Let's see when the Ohio State, Alabama, USC, (no offense to Michigan) offers start rolling in...

February 27, 2014  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Agreed. Let's see when the Ohio State, Alabama, USC, (no offense to Michigan) offers start rolling in...

LMAO at treatment of UM. Well played, sir.

February 27, 2014  09:19 AM ET

If ND recruits nationally, what need have they of a local Hoosier?

February 27, 2014  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He's on a shopping trip.Unless he convinces BK and staff that ND is his first choice they won't offer just to get in line.

Why cause they're afraid that he might say no after the offer? This is like middle school s hi te. "I'm not gonna ask that hot girl to dance because she might say no." Please.

February 27, 2014  09:37 AM ET

silly non-story about the same thing most recruits do when headed to jr. days. try to get an offer

February 27, 2014  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Agreed. Let's see when the Ohio State, Alabama, USC, (no offense to Michigan) offers start rolling in...

He already has a big boy offer in that list muchacho.

February 27, 2014  11:23 AM ET

If he truly is possessed of D1A CFB talent & ability, then his wisest choice would be to accept the offer from Tennessee. At UTK, he will become a member of the class who resurrected the program, raising it to challenge for the SEC Championship, and turning about the streaks of Florida and Bama. He will be among those who are legend.

February 27, 2014  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

If he truly is possessed of D1A CFB talent & ability, then his wisest choice would be to accept the offer from Tennessee. At UTK, he will become a member of the class who resurrected the program, raising it to challenge for the SEC Championship, and turning about the streaks of Florida and Bama. He will be among those who are legend.

What he said. You listening, Josh?

February 27, 2014  12:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

If he truly is possessed of D1A CFB talent & ability, then his wisest choice would be to accept the offer from Tennessee. At UTK, he will become a member of the class who resurrected the program, raising it to challenge for the SEC Championship, and turning about the streaks of Florida and Bama. He will be among those who are legend.

Hey, Tinny, pass the pipe. I NEED some of what you are smoking today

February 27, 2014  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Hey, Tinny, pass the pipe. I NEED some of what you are smoking today

HiYa, Woo Pig Sooie! I meant to ask your take on the latest lobbying by Bert Bielema for the 10-second rule. Are his arguments legit, or is he attempting to blow smoke up the NCAA's nether regions?

February 27, 2014  12:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Hey, Tinny, pass the pipe. I NEED some of what you are smoking today

You lack two events in your development which are crucial to proper cultivation of the illustrated worldview - persistent high fevers as a child, and matriculation at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

February 27, 2014  12:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

If he truly is possessed of D1A CFB talent & ability, then his wisest choice would be to accept the offer from Tennessee. At UTK, he will become a member of the class who resurrected the program, raising it to challenge for the SEC Championship, and turning about the streaks of Florida and Bama. He will be among those who are legend.

Bingo.

February 27, 2014  01:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

If he truly is possessed of D1A CFB talent & ability, then his wisest choice would be to accept the offer from Tennessee. At UTK, he will become a member of the class who resurrected the program, raising it to challenge for the SEC Championship, and turning about the streaks of Florida and Bama. He will be among those who are legend.

Did not realize he also played women's basketball. Hmmm... good to know.

February 27, 2014  01:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

If he truly is possessed of D1A CFB talent & ability, then his wisest choice would be to accept the offer from Tennessee. At UTK, he will become a member of the class who resurrected the program, raising it to challenge for the SEC Championship, and turning about the streaks of Florida and Bama. He will be among those who are legend.

This might be the funniest thing I have ever read on this site. Kudos Tin Man!!!

February 27, 2014  02:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

This might be the funniest thing I have ever read on this site. Kudos Tin Man!!!

Thanks, Juan. Sometimes my wit skips past people like a stone across still water.

February 27, 2014  02:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

If he truly is possessed of D1A CFB talent & ability, then his wisest choice would be to accept the offer from Tennessee. At UTK, he will become a member of the class who resurrected the program, raising it to challenge for the SEC Championship, and turning about the streaks of Florida and Bama. He will be among those who are legend.

Whatever you are on, it does generate fantasies! ;-)

February 27, 2014  02:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Why cause they're afraid that he might say no after the offer? This is like middle school s hi te. "I'm not gonna ask that hot girl to dance because she might say no." Please.

Current ND policy is to offer to kids who say they are committed to staying four years and getting a degree, and that ND is one of their 2/3 preferred schools--and who can get accepted by the Admissions Office.
I realize that sounds silly in today's CFB world, but that's one of the reasons why ND is different.

February 27, 2014  02:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Agreed. Let's see when the Ohio State, Alabama, USC, (no offense to Michigan) offers start rolling in...

Well if he wants to play football at one of the biggest and most prestiguous programs in college football AND get a superior education AND have one of the best alum networking groups he'll go to Michigan, if he wants to keep it real and play some 'ball' he'll pursue those other universities you've mentioned..........

 
February 27, 2014  02:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Hey, Tinny, pass the pipe. I NEED some of what you are smoking today

+1

Plus I heard he went as a Dreamsicle for Halloween so the allure of donning that uniform has diminished appreciably.

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