Jimmy Byrne to make unofficial to ND

Jimmy Byrne (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Ignatius) sees it as a way to knock two things out at once.

With Notre Dame, Michigan and Ohio State as his three choices, the high-profile offensive tackle in the class of 2014 has a rare Saturday off on Sept. 22 and will make the most of it.

He’ll be taking an unofficial visit to Notre Dame to watch the Fighting Irish take on Michigan in a primetime game in South Bend, Ind.

That the schedule fell that way for the 6-foot-4, 275-pound Byrne was coincidence and was an opportunity he gladly jumped on.

But Ohio State fans shouldn't read too much into it. Byrne still has the Buckeyes very much on his radar even though he hasn’t scheduled an unofficial visit to Columbus just yet.

“It just happened to be the weekend I had an opening,” Byrne said.

Byrne told BuckeyeNation just before the season started that he was going to wait until the end of his junior year before he committed, but that Ohio State, Michigan and Notre Dame were his three schools and that he wanted to make a decision before next summer.