May 15, 2006

Gentry surprised by ND offer

When Nick Gentry opened his mail last week he was surprised to see a scholarship offer from Notre Dame.

The 6-foot-2, 268-pound defensive tackle from Prattville, Ala., already holds more than a dozen offers, but the Irish offer seems to have come out of nowhere.

"It caught me by surprise," Gentry said. "That was the first contact from them. I'm pretty excited that I got an offer from a school that far up north and a team like Notre Dame."

Gentry said he's not very familiar with the Irish, but their play last season caught his attention and he'll watch closely from here on out.

"I don't know much about them but with their new coach I've been paying attention," he said. "They are playing well and I expect them to be playing for national championships."

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