Four-star LB Jeffrey McCulloch previews Notre Dame visit

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Recruit: Linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch

School: Houston (Texas) Aldine Davis

Size: 6-2, 230

Rankings: Rivals – Four stars, No. 5 inside linebacker. 247Sports – Four stars, No. 9 outside linebacker.

Recruiters: Defensive line coach Mike Elston, defensive backs coach Todd Lyght.

Recent visits: Texas A&M and Texas.

Visit schedule: Florida (Nov. 7), Stanford (Nov. 21) and Michigan (Nov. 28).

• Linebacker target Jeffrey McCulloch will make his first visit to Notre Dame this weekend. ND Insider caught up with McCulloch before he was scheduled to arrive in South Bend on Saturday.

ND Insider: What made you want to get up to Notre Dame for a visit?

Jeffrey McCulloch: “When they gave me the offer I was really ecstatic because they’re such a great football team with a great program. I know they produce a lot of great linebackers.”

NDI: What do you hope to learn about Notre Dame during your visit?

McCulloch: “How I fit into their system. Where do they see me playing? How much would I play? Just the regular stuff that somebody would want to see when they’re trying to go there.”

NDI: How much have you watched Notre Dame this season?

McCulloch: “Pretty much every game so far.”

NDI: What has been your impression of the defense?

McCulloch: “They’ve been playing well. Of course you can always have room for improvement which I’m pretty sure their coaches are working on. I’m sure they will be stout as usual.”

NDI: What did you think of Notre Dame’s game against Texas, another school that is recruiting you?

McCulloch: “They kind of kicked their butt. I was kind of surprised it was so bad.”

NDI: What’s your impression of coach Elston?

McCulloch: “Great guy. Great recruiter actually. He’s turned out to be a really fun guy to talk to.”

NDI: What’s one thing you want to make sure you see at Notre Dame?

McCulloch: “The academic side. The classrooms, the buildings, the professors. Things like that.”

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Four-star linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch will make an official visit to Notre Dame Saturday for the USC game. (Photo courtesy of Rivals)