Upon stepping on campus at Notre Dame, The Villages (Fla.) outside linebacker Noor Davis was informed that the Fighting Irish were officially extending an offer. By the end of the day, Brian Kelly and company had made that a significant offer for Davis by making a great impression on him.
"It was a great trip," Davis said. "They took a lot of time with me. It was one-on-one. I got a chance to meet with all of the coaches, most of the players, and in total we spent eight hours touring the campus and all of the football facilities. It is just a great place."
For the Sunshine State product, the history of success in South Bend is what truly stood out.
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"I knew their history was great, but seeing it visually was even more special," Davis said. "You see the seven Heisman Trophy winners that I believe they have had, the 11 National Championships that they have won, all of the bowl games, accolades, and everything that the program is about."
During the visit, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound defensive athlete learned about which position he would line up at if he were to don the gold helmet of Notre Dame.
"They want me to play the outside backer positions," Davis said. "They really feel that I can make a difference out there. Coach (Brian) Kelly was great in our meeting and so were all of the other coaches. Coach (Tim) Hinton, their defensive coordinator Coach (Bob) Diaco, everybody was just great to speak with."
He also got to learn from a number of players on the current team what it means to be a part of the squad and a member of the student body at Notre Dame.
"I met a majority of them," Davis said. "All of the coaches introduced me to players so I met nearly all of them. I did talk to a lot of them and asked them about being there. They said it is a great school academically as well as athletically. They said they are going to compete for National Championships and that they are going to win one. They said that they came to Notre Dame because it is a great school that has a great name to it and it has so many opportunities that present themselves from the University."
With his visit now wrapped up, Davis admits that Notre Dame had made a major impression upon him.
"They did," Davis said. "They are definitely high on my list. I will be heading back there this fall for an official visit."
Davis' spring break tour will continue as he heads to Purdue and Ohio State tomorrow, then he will travel to Pittsburgh, Boston College, Harvard, and then Virginia.
In the past two days, he has added offers from Tennessee, Georgia, Notre Dame, and Stanford.