"One of my coaches, Coach Tolbert, played at Cincinnati when Brian Kelly was the head coach there," Sanford told Irish Eyes. "He played there and Notre Dame heard about me from him and stopped by to learn more about me."
Sanford, who has not been to Notre Dame, is interested in hearing more about the Irish in the months ahead and has already seen a few other programs show interest.
At 6-foot-2, 185-pounds, Sanford projects as a safety at the next level and is looking forward to hitting several camps this summer.
"I attended camps at Ball State and Ohio along with a couple of local camps last summer. I'm not sure where I'll go yet, but I'll look forward to seeing as many programs as possible."
Irish Eyes will continue to follow any development the Irish may have with Sanford in the coming months.