May 24, 2006

Paskorz makes quick decision

When Pittsburgh Hampton running back/linebacker Steve Paskorz left South Bend last month following an unofficial visit, he did so knowing that he had to prove to Notre Dame that he deserved a scholarship offer.

Thanks to surgery on an injured ankle, he thought it would be some time before he could prove his value. But he received a big surprise Wednesday afternoon.

"We got it today," he said about receiving a scholarship offer from Notre Dame. "Coach (Charlie) Weis and (John) Latina came in on Friday and they talked to my coach. They said they like me and want me and that I'd know by Wednesday if they were going to offer. Today he called and told me that the staff was trying to decide if they were going to offer but he said he really likes me as a player and he realized that he was the head coach and he was offering me a full scholarship. I accepted on the spot."

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