Bryce Treggs had Notre Dame as one of his favorites before visiting South Bend last weekend. After the trip, the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco wide receiver said the Irish have moved up even higher.
"The Notre Dame trip was great," Treggs said. "I really enjoyed myself. I really got a sense for the tradition and met some great people. I met coach Brian Kelly and we got to speak a little bit before the spring game. It was good to get out there and experience the tradition.
"What really stuck out to me is how many people love football there and how serious football is there. The fans were out there hours before the game. I like playing in front of a big crowd so that was big."
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Cal and Notre Dame are considered two of the favorites for Treggs, who finished with 56 receptions for 1,010 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. The Irish will definitely remain in the hunt and Treggs said he plans to take an official visit to Notre Dame for the USC game.
"It definitely moves up after the visit," Treggs said.
During his trip to the Midwest, Treggs also took an unofficial visit to Northwestern and picked up another offer. While the Wildcats are not currently among his top schools, Treggs said he wants to do more research and will never eliminate them.
"Because of the academics I'm going to take a hard look and evaluate them a little bit," Treggs said. "I'll never rule them out because they have great academics. It would be stupid to rule them out."
So far, Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Cal, Colorado, Georgia Tech, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oregon State, San Jose State, Stanford, UCLA, Utah and Washington have offered Treggs, who has visits to Cal and Washington remaining this spring.
He's been to both Pac-10 schools multiple times but wants to see the Golden Bears and Huskies one more time this off-season.
"I've been (to Cal) plenty of times, like six or seven times, but going up there again would be good so I can talk to the coaches again," Treggs said.
"I want to see how they're going to be this year and see how the team is looking. I've been to Washington twice. I'm just going up to talk with the coaches and to get an even better feel for that school."