February 25, 2007

Maresh wrestling with success

If Notre Dame offers a scholarship to linebacker Sam Maresh, it wouldn't be the first time the Irish program targeted a prospect with his profile.

In addition to being one of Minnesota's top football prospects, Maresh also ranks as the state's top heavyweight wrestler. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound middle linebacker is 34-0 on the mat heading into the postseason. Maresh said his wrestling skills go a long way toward improving his game on the football field.

"It always makes me stay low, that's one thing for sure," Maresh said. "You have good hips if you're a wrestler and you have good feet. That's one of the big things that helps me get off blocks easily."

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