March 6, 2007

ND offer gives McCarthy plenty to ponder

For most of the prospects on hand for Notre Dame's weekend junior day, the event provided a first look at the Irish program. But for Dan McCarthy, the visit to South Bend had a familiar feeling considering his family connection to Notre Dame. The safety from Youngstown, Ohio is the younger brother of sophomore defensive back Kyle McCarthy.

But there was one major difference about this trip for the 6-foot-2, 190-pound defensive back. When McCarthy arrived for this visit to Notre Dame, he already had an Irish scholarship offer in hand.

"I really enjoyed it, it was a great experience," McCarthy said. "I got to talk to the coaches to see where I stood with them. We talked about where I fit in their system."

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