2019 DE Steven Faucheux Looking Forward To Irish Visit
Notre Dame has already hosted several of the top prospects the Midwest has to offer in the 2019 class including four-star West Lafayette (Ind.) defensive end George Karlaftis and Indianapolis Warren Central four-star wide receiver David Bell, both with Irish offers.
Another one of the region’s best will visit South Bend this spring as West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West four-star 2019 defensive end Steven Faucheux.
“Notre Dame seems like a special place to be a football player and a student,” Faucheux said. “I am glad to have the chance to talk to the coaches and see the campus and facilities myself.
“This will be my first chance to get to talk to the coaches and I'm looking forward to learning more about their styles and where they see me possibly fitting in to their plans.”
The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder hasn’t had much contact with the Irish staff, but his head coach has communicated with defensive line coach Mike Elston a few times. Elston also made a couple of trips to Lakota West, per Faucheux.
The four-star sophomore will be joined by his father while in South Bend.
“I think that both of us are looking for a place where I will feel at home and can continue to grow as a man as well as a player,” Faucheux said. “I'm not just choosing a school. I'm adopting a family and preparing myself for life after football.”
As of now, Faucheux holds offers from Louisville, Kentucky, Maryland, Indiana and Cincinnati, among others. He is hoping Notre Dame joins the list.
“Notre Dame is a special place, so I would be flattered if they were to offer,” Faucheux said. “In the end I will go where I feel the best fit is, but for anyone a Notre Dame offer would be a big opportunity. I would definitely have to give it a lot of thought. Doesn't hurt that I'm a Catholic with a French name.”
Faucheux already has in mind what will factor into his decision in the long run.
“Facilities are important, but all top programs have great facilities,” Faucheux stated. “I'm looking for a program that will feel like a family while I'm there and after. I want coaches who will challenge me as a player and help me reach my potential. Also, want a school that will prepare me for life after football.”
The sophomore has already taken visits to Ohio State, Michigan State, Louisville and Penn State.