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Lima (Ohio) Central Catholic four-star safety Darius West nearly ended his recruiting process earlier this week, but remains open and now has a new offer to consider.
On Friday, the 5-foot-11, 196-pound West learned he had an offer from Notre Dame after a conversation with Irish assistant coach Mike Elston.
"They have always had pretty strong interest, but they wanted me to come on campus before they offered and I couldn't make it," West said.
"Yesterday Coach Elston called me and told me they were having a recruiting meeting today. He wanted me to call this morning and when I called he said I was the first name brought up and they offered me.
"It means a lot. Notre Dame has always been a great school and everybody at my school loves Notre Dame. They had a great season last year, and their academics speak for themselves. You graduate from there, you are guaranteed a great job."
A major difference between Notre Dame's offer and the other 20-plus offers West holds is the position the Irish project the four-star prospect to.
"They are looking at me for corner," West said. "I like safety, but I'm open to that a little bit. They are the only school recruiting me for corner."
Notre Dame has asked West to visit their campus on June 20, and the Ohio native said he planned to discuss the possibility of that trip with his parents later today. He is also looking to see several other schools this summer.
"Miami had wanted me to come out next month for a visit, and my cousin said he would fly me out there," West said. "I want to get to West Virginia sometime too."
West was close to making his college commitment announcement on Thursday between a top four of Louisville, Kentucky, Michigan State and Wisconsin. He realized earlier in the week that he was not ready to commit, however, and is pleased he decided to take more time.
"I do feel pretty good about it," West said. "I was thinking of taking a few visits and some officials, then deciding sometime after the season."
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