Cornell's connection to coach runs deep

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- More than a decade ago, Greg Mattison walked into St. Paul Cretin-Derham Hall High School when he was recruiting tight end Marcus Freeman to Notre Dame. In the next few months, it’s likely those two will run into each other again in those same hallways, where Freeman now works as an associate dean of students and assistant football coach.

This time, Mattison will be recruiting a different player -- 2015 defensive end Jashon Cornell -- to a different school, Michigan.