John Montelus believed Harry Hiestand was the person he wanted coaching him and college, so the 2014 Massachusetts offensive lineman committed to Notre Dame in April. Since that time Montelus and Hiestand have become extremely close and now the 6-foot-5, 295-pounder from Everett, Mass., knows that the Irish offensive line coach is the one he wants leading him in the future.
Hiestand dropped in on Hiestand at Everett High School this week to further that relationship.
“We’re becoming boys,” Montelus said. “Every time I call him and every time we meet each other, we get closer and closer. Basically, he was asking me how my mom was. He saw my mom and watched me practice.”