While Hawkins declined to speak about the visit, his father talked briefly about the trip.
"All we can say is Notre Dame has a classy program," said his father, Armond. "He was very impressed with the coaching staff and the fans."
Armond Hawkins said the two may return to South Bend soon.
"We will probably take an unofficial back there in the next couple of weeks," said Armond. "Now I will go with him on an unofficial to Notre Dame."
He will be joined on that visit by his brother, Armond Jr., who's also visiting Arizona State officially.
Armond Hawkins said, though, that Chris remains solidly committed to USC.