By Shawn Krest
It’s no surprise that Notre Dame coach Mike Brey used his week off before the ACC Tournament to concentrate on recruiting. The target of his efforts, however, raised some eyebrows in South Bend.
Brey spent Wednesday watching 2014 PG Matt Farrell, who decommitted from Boston College in November.
The 6-foot-1 three-star point guard from New Jersey did not attract heavy interest from the Irish early in the process, and Brey’s late interest is intriguing, especially since Notre Dame appears to already have its point guard of the future on the roster.
Freshman Demetrius Jackson, who entered Notre Dame as a McDonald's All American, has spent the season as back-up to senior point guard Eric Atkins. He’s averaging 22 minutes, 1.9 assists and 6 points per game, but he was suspended two games in February for what Brey referred to as “academic habits”.
At the time of the suspension, Brey and Jackson’s guardian both denied rumors that he was considering a transfer. However Brey now appears to be considering his point guard options for next season.
You can see some of Farrell's highlights here: