Chicago (Ill.) Morgan Park junior offensive line prospect Ramone Johnson (6-foot-5, 307 pounds) made an unofficial visit last Saturday to the University of Notre Dame spring game and talks about his impressions from South Bend.
"I decided at the last minute to head out to Notre Dame with D (Demetrius Jones)," Johnson said. "Everything at Notre Dame was really nice and I enjoyed it."
Johnson talked about what stood out on his spring game visit to Notre Dame.
"I really just liked the campus and the whole atmosphere and vibe at Notre Dame on Saturday. I just got the feeling that if I when to Notre Dame I could have a chance to play early. I also know that if I went to Notre Dame and earned my degree I could be set for life, especially life after football is over. The alumni support at Notre Dame is really important after football, and if I got a degree from Notre Dame I could eventually be a millionaire someday. I liked Notre Dame because it's not just about football, but it's also about your future after football. I want to come out of college with a future, and I want to be able to put myself in a position to make a a lot of money after football and college."
Johnson also had a chance to talk with the Irish coaches on Saturday.
"I had a chance to meet head coach Charlie Weis as well as my recruiting coach Rob Ianello and a few of the other coaches at Notre Dame. They all seem like really good guys. I also was able to see Joe Montana, Tim Brown, Chris Zorich and a few of the other past players from Notre Dame. It was all good."
Johnson, known as Ray-Ray to family and friends, has early offers from Illinois, Northwestern and Toledo. Johnson has also been hearing from a few new schools.
"Minnesota and Georgia Tech have been sending me more mail recently. Indiana and Northern Illinois have been sending hand-written mail lately. Illinois was in school today and a bunch of other coaches are expected to stop by in the next few weeks."