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Irish baseball star promises he'll return to gridiron

Updated: June 2, 2006, 10:41 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- When Jeff Samardzija runs, stopwatches click.

When Jeff Samardzija pitches, radar guns blink.

The Notre Dame receiver is fast on his feet, running the 40 in the neighborhood of 4.5 seconds.

The Notre Dame pitcher is fast with his right arm, heaving a baseball in the mid-to-high 90s.

But the swiftest multitasker in college athletics cannot be rushed into choosing his future. He won't declare himself a football player, even though ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks ...

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