Stanley Talks ND Interest, Offensive Systems

Bishop Gorman High (Las Vegas) offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley was visited by Notre Dame this spring, and is beginning to craft an outline of what he may want in a school. He spoke to about it, and also what he thinks of the Irish.

Bishop Gorman High (Las Vegas) offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley is starting to outline some of the characteristics he wants in a college, and one could wind up being a deal breaker for some schools.

"The only thing I'm really starting to at is I'd probably like to go to a school that has a pro-style offense," the 6-foot-6, 285-piund Stanley said. "It'll get you ready for the next level faster instead of getting there and having to go through all the different techniques."

But Stanley, a four-star recruit and's 14-rated offensive tackle, emphasized it is not a set-in-stone idea about his offensive philosophy, which would be good news for Notre Dame and its spread offense.

"I'm not set on anything yet," Stanley said. "I still might not go to a school that has a pro-style offense."

Bishop Gorman runs a lot of spread offense, with zone blocking schemes, so it is a system Stanley knows.

He holds offers from most of the Pac-12 schools as well as LSU, Auburn, Oklahoma and Miami, and the showed their interest by visiting Stanley's school earlier this spring when assistant coaches Mike Denbrock and Ed Warinner stopped by. Stanley also talks to the staff on the phone.

"I know the coach was telling me a lot about their program, a lot about their school, and how their academics are good, and the team is looking really good this year," Stanley said. "He said they have one of the hardest schedules in the nation, and they're always on t.v.

"I know they have a very good history, but I didn't watch them growing up."

Stanley grew up watching Ohio State ("I always liked the way they play. They were always my favorite for some reason," he said.) but he has no favorites, nor a time frame for making a decision.

"I've thought about it, but I'm not sure where I'm going to go, or when," he said. "I'm going to try and get around the country."

Stanley added he would like to visit Notre Dame, but nothing is yet scheduled. Top Stories