Beth Long’s football recruiting notebook

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St. Viator rising junior tight end Cole Kmet continues to add interest and offers, the most recent coming from Notre Dame.

The recruiting process is one that the 6-6, 240-pound prospect is enjoying and excited about, especially after adding his first offer in April from Louisville.

“The fact that I have the opportunity to play college football is amazing to me,” said Kmet. “It’s been a dream of mine since I was little and knowing those dreams are starting to come to is awesome. I am so grateful to be in the position I am in.”

Kmet found out about the Irish offer Monday morning.

“Coach New, the head coach at St. Viator told me that Coach Scott Booker called him and wanted me to call him. I called Coach Booker and ended up talking to Coach Denbrock as well. He then broke the news to me that they wanted to extend an offer to me. It was a great feeling,” Kmet said.

Kmet also has an offer from Ohio State.

“Coach (Urban) Meyer told me I had the offer, and that was special to me,” Kmet said. “He said he wanted me to be a Buckeye. I’ve been watching him since his days at Florida, and it’s always been a dream of mine to meet him. To get an offer is just unreal to me.”

Kramer getting looks

Hinsdale Central offensive lineman Doug Kramer Jr. has offers from Western Illinois, Western Michigan, Ball State, Bowling Green, Colgate, Holy Cross, Air Force, South Dakota State, Cornel and Columbia. Plus, he’s got interest from Illinois, Indiana and others — and just camped in Champaign for their Big Man camp.

“I liked being at Illinois, it is my favorite school. So, that was awesome playing on the practice field, that was probably my favorite part,” Kramer said. “I think I did pretty well. I think the biggest thing I leader was coming off the ball hard and that the low man wins for all the one-on-ones.”

Recruiting has been a fun process for the 6-2, 270-pound prospect, who enjoys the connections he makes the most.

“I have enjoyed meeting all the coaches and getting to know each different staffs,” Kramer said. “I have liked the visits and stuff too, it’s been really fun.”

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