Hoboken, N.J. wide receiver Duval Kamara was one of many Rivals100 prospects who made the trip to South Bend last weekend for Notre Dame's spring game. The 6-foot-5, 209-pounder had a good visit to Notre Dame.
"It was real nice there," he said. "I actually went up early and got there on Thursday and basically took a tour of campus. On Friday, Charlie Weis took me and a few of the other New Jersey players around campus and talked to us a little bit about the school. Finally on Saturday we went to the spring game and I got to meet a lot of the other big recruits who were there including Arrelious Benn, Major Wright, Jimmy Clausen and more. It was a lot of fun."
What did Kamara think of the spring game?
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"It was very interesting to watch," he said. "There was a lot of passing plays and I liked that a lot because it shows the coaches aren't afraid to throw the ball.
"I especially liked when they threw the ball to Jeff Samardzija. I'd say he's probably my favorite player because he goes up and gets the ball. He really knows how to use his height and body."
During his visit the wide receiver prospect got plenty of time with the coaches.
"I got to talk with coach Latina and Ianello," he said. "Coach Latina and I have a great relationship and he basically talked about recruiting me and coming down in May. Meanwhile, coach Ianello talked to me about everything. I had a good time with him and it was a lot of fun.
"Of course on the visit I got to talk with coach Weis too. This was my first time meeting him and it was really exciting. He pulled Justin Trattou, Mike Ragone and me aside to talk. He is a great guy and basically talked about how he's from Jersey and really knows the area around there. It was a really nice conversation."
A few other things stood out from Kamara's visit.
"I was taken back by the fan support there," he said. "The fans aren't your average fans by any means and they know who you are and are very welcoming. I was also very impressed with the campus. Notre Dame is a beautiful place and I liked that aspect of the school too."
Of course the big news coming out of Notre Dame last weekend was the commitment of the nation's top passer, Jimmy Clausen. Did his commitment affect Kamara at all?
"In general, I'd say the visit really does put them up a little bit higher for me now," he said. "In relation to Jimmy's commitment, I'm still taking my time and am not going to rush anything. His decision definitely does give Notre Dame a little more credence with me knowing that they'll have good quarterbacks there for the next few years."