Whitfield excited about visit

This weekend, Kodi Whitfield will visit Notre Dame and take in the sights and sounds of the Irish spring game. Despite not holding an offer, the California native knows the Irish have all the things he is looking for in a college. Irish Eyes caught up with Kodi to get the latest about his upcoming visit.

With a couple of offers already on the board, Kodi Whitfield of Los Angeles (CA) Loyola High School has his sights set on checking out Notre Dame this weekend with his good friend Bryce Treggs.

"Yes, I am coming to Notre Dame this weekend with my friend Bryce Treggs who plays for St. John Bosco High School. We are visiting Notre Dame then going to visit Northwestern before flying back home on Monday."

While the Irish have not offered the 6-foot-2, 195-pound receiver, he hopes his visit could spark some interest.

"Right now with Notre Dame it has been your average recruitment with mail and letters from them talking about the program and what they are building for the future. I have not had a lot of contact with the coaches or coordinators at this time.

"I have always had a high interest in Notre Dame because of the programs tradition from watching them on television. They also have a high level of academics and that is very appealing as well. I hope for them to have the same interest in me and by making this trip will show that to them."

Besides showing his interest in the Irish, Kodi is looking forward to checking out several things inside and outside of the football program.

"I am looking forward to seeing a new environment along with their playing style and how I could adapt to the campus and lifestyle of Notre Dame."

Despite holding several offers, Kodi knows a return trip may be needed to show his abilities and earn an offer.

"I have offers from UCLA, Washington, Arizona State and Cal Poly. I am also getting mail from all the other Pac-10 programs and Texas A&M. I definitely would make a return trip to Notre Dame and camp. The only thing that would stop me would be the cost to fly back out there."

As for his game, Kodi feels his smarts play a key role in his abilities on the field.

"I feel I am a very intelligent player in the way I play the game. I can beat defenders inside or out and catch the ball and get open. As for any weaknesses, all of those things you can always improve upon as well as getting bigger, stronger and faster to make the transition to college smooth."

While football may be his ticket to Notre Dame, Kodi knows there are other factors that make Notre Dame a place for his future to excel.

"Coming from a Catholic High School and Notre Dame being a Catholic University will be something I am very comfortable and familiar with. Seeing the offense up close, while also having a chance to meet the coaches and how they get their big time players the ball is a plus. I am very excited just to have the experience of getting a feel for Notre Dame."

While his success on the field has open several doors it is his work in the classroom that will open even more.

"I feel I am very talented in the classroom as I have a 4.15 GPA. I have the SAT scheduled for May 7-th and feel I will do well on it as well."

Irish Eyes will check back with Kodi about his Notre Dame experience early next week.


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