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Notre Dame drops “Pot of Gold” on Bingham’s Dalton Schultz

A pot of gold recently landed on the doorstep of Bingham tight end Dalton Schultz.

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There were no remnants of bullion or gold coins for the No. 1-rated tight end in the country per Scout.com, rather a box of letters — 477 to be exact. The package detailed one letter per every draft pick in NFL history to come out of Notre Dame.

Schultz, who has been chronicling his visits to Stanford and Notre Dame on his YouTube channel, was understandably blown away by the package and his video has gained some serious interest. Having eclipsed the 30,000-view mark 36 hours after uploading the video, Schultz and other Fighting Irish recruits who received the absurd amount of letters — or "Pot of Gold" — were showcased on the ESPN.com website. In a story written by Tony VanHaaren and Jared Shanker, Schultz was quoted, saying, "I think for most kids, getting something like this would have some impact on their decision. Only 11 kids got that, so that’s pretty humbling. It lets recruits know that they’re genuinely interested in getting you there. That buzz [it creates] just gives Notre Dame more positive publicity, which is always helpful for recruiting purposes."

The story also noted that Schultz believes this strategy is more than hype and that this type of recruiting can help sway prospects to Notre Dame.

In his YouTube posted above, Schultz said, "Shout out to you, N.D."

Schultz narrowed his list of schools down to five over the summer: Utah, Stanford, Notre Dame, Washington and Oregon State. At 6-foot-6, 240 pounds, Schultz helped the Bingham Miners go 14-0 and win the Class 5A championship over region rival Brighton.

-Chris Kamrani

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