Weis Makes A Decision On A QB

Budmayr has visited South Bend several times.

Jon Budmayr just got done working out, and noticed that he has a missed call from Notre Dame head football coach Charlie Weis.

The Marian Central Catholic (Woodstock, Ill.) quarterback had a voice mail as well.

"He just said he wanted to talk to me, and to give him a call back if I get a chance," Jon Budmayr said.

"I figured I better give him a call back."

A giddy Budmayr was able to reach Weis on the first try.

"He said they've gone through their evaluations, and they liked the type of kid I was, and he said he wanted to extend me an offer," Budmayr explained. He also holds scholarship offers from Arizona, Illinois, Nebraska, Northwestern and Wisconsin.

"He asked if I had any questions. I had talked to him before when I visited. I had all the information I really needed. I've visited the campus several times. He just congratulated me. I thanked him. That's about it.

"It's an honor to receive an offer from Notre Dame. It's a great program with great tradition and, I'm very excited about the offer."

The 6-foot-1, 194-pound Budmayr is the only quarterback the Irish coaching staff is targeting in the recruiting class of 2009.

This fall will be Budmayr's fourth as the starter. In helping lead Marian Central Catholic to the state semifinals, he threw for 2,033 yards and 15 touchdowns in just eight games. As a sophomore he had 1,913 yards passing and 14 scoring tosses.

Budmayr played high school ball with Notre Dame early-enrollee Sean Cwynar. Budmayr caught up with the Irish defensive lineman tonight.

"He was excited," Budmayr said. So are his parents.

Budmayr plans on making a college decision before the start of his senior season.

"Whether that's in a couple weeks or a couple months, that's all in how I see things developing.

"It's more sorting stuff out in my own head. I just got to organize that information I got from them and other schools and go from there."

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