Baltimore (Md.) Gilman safety Ambrose Wooden took his first official visit this weekend and came home a bit surprised.
"It was more impressive than I thought it would be," said the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder who also plays quarterback in high school. "I expected Boston College to be nice, but not as nice as it was."
Wooden has long been rumored to be leaning towards Notre Dame throughout the process. The Irish have some stiff competition now.
"BC is right up there at the top," he said. "The players were awesome and all the recruits visiting were cool. I was hosted by Will Blackmon and spent a lot of time before that with Antonio Garay and my recruiting coach Keith Willis."
Wooden said he and his mother just got a feel for BC.
"It's just a feeling but it's a good one, my mom got it too," he said. "She said it felt just like my current school -- Gilman. She doesn't get that feeling often when we visit schools. We both said it felt like home."
Wooden has a visit with Notre Dame on Dec. 6 and will also set a trip to Stanford for Jan. 10.
"My last two visits will be to either UCLA, Virginia Tech, Penn State or Maryland," he said. "I'll figure that out soon."
Wooden led his team to a 10-0 record this year with 35 touchdowns on offense.