Two of the hottest college teams on the recruiting trail are making a strong push for one of the top offensive linemen in the Class of 2013: current Notre Dame verbal commit Steve Elmer
Stanford, which closed out the 2012 class by scoring dramatic recruiting victories on National Signing Day, and Michigan, which is recruiting the 2013 class as well as anyone, are both in hot pursuit of Elmer.
The Midland (Mich.)
tackle, who was a U.S. Air Force All-American
, committed to Notre Dame in September, ironically following Michigan's victory over the Fighting Irish.
With the dust settled on the 2012 recruiting class, both Michigan and Stanford have intensified their attempts to snatch Elmer from Notre Dame.
"Michigan has had a resurgence of interest lately," Elmer's father, Steve Elmer Sr., told MaxPreps.
Michigan has done well recruiting on the offensive line so far this recruiting cycle, having already landed commitments from the likes of Kyle Bosch
, Chris Fox
, and Logan Tuley-Tillman. Elmer Sr. also said that Stanford "keeps pushing a little" though it does not appear that Elmer is considering visiting Palo Alto.
Elmer is a top priority for Notre Dame, which lost out on 2012 offensive line target Taylor Decker, who switched his commitment to Ohio State. The Fighting Irish also endured late decommitments from defensive back Ron Darby
and receiver Deontay Greenberry
, both Top 100 players.
Michigan State also remains interested in Elmer. Head coach Mark Dantonio visited Elmer at school not too long ago.