There's a fine line between being a historic football program and being stuck in history. For Notre Dame and head coach Brian Kelly, a recent recruiting letter to a player now two years into his college career might prove that the program (or at the very least, their recruiting database) is behind the times.
On Saturday afternoon, former U.S. Army All-American Chris Muller posted a photo on Twitter of a recruiting letter he received from Notre Dame, asking him to consider coming to a summer camp. The problem here? Muller, set this fall to be a redshirt junior, has been the Rutgers starting right guard for much of the last two seasons. So, yeah, he's probably not interested in a Fighting Irish football camp at this point.
Or Notre Dame for that matter.
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The letter which includes a pamphlet on the camp, touts the pipeline between camp attendance and getting a Notre Dame offer as well as the tremendous coaching available. It ends with “I hope to see you at camp this June.”
Ironically, Muller was the Rutgers starting right guard when they played Notre Dame in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl. In high school he was the No. 100 player in the nation according to Rivals.com and Muller had a Notre Dame scholarship among offers that included Florida, Michigan, Penn State and Virginia among others.