Dustin Ross Talks About Irish Visit

Ohio Class of 2012 offensive lineman Dustin Ross was on an unofficial visit to Notre Dame on Saturday for the Utah game.

Dustin Ross of Cincinnati (Ohio) Oak Hills High School knows he has work to do before getting to the college level. Saturday's visit to Notre Dame has shown Ross and his twin brother Derrek all they need to know about the Irish if they become a school to offer.

For Dustin, it was easy to talk about what stood out after returning home from his visit to South Bend.

"I really like the tradition of the school and how all the alumni where there still cheering for their school."

One of the biggest things Dustin enjoyed was hearing Brian Kelly talk with the recruits there for the game.

"It was defiantly impressive to hear Coach Kelly as he spoke about how he changed the directions of the schools he coached at before. He now is working to change Notre Dame back to a school that wins championships."

Joined by his twin brother Derrek and his father, Dustin said the tour given to the recruits was impressive.

"We got a chance to walk around campus and see a lot of things. In the middle of the tour we had a chance to watch the team walk to the stadium and someone told us there were like 30,000 people there cheering the team."

As for the game and the play of the Irish offensive line, Dustin came away impressed by what he saw.

"The Notre Dame offensive line looked pretty good. They looked fundamentally sound, and Notre Dame is somewhere I would like to be in the future."

On his first trip to the Notre Dame campus, Dustin found himself with a special feeling.

"It was all pretty crazy. I got goose bumps walking around and seeing all the history. It was like going to a historical museum as you learn about all the Heisman Trophy winners and all about The Four Horsemen. "

Having already visited a couple of other colleges for games, Dustin said his Notre Dame visit stands out above the rest.

"While the rain was not terrible, we visited Northwestern for a game and it rained. Notre Dame fans were all fired up for the game. They did not let the rain bother them and were in to it the whole game. It was great to see such a great support base."

Irish Eyes will continue to follow any interest Notre Dame shows in Dustin Ross or his twin brother Derrek in the coming months.


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