Redmond Eager to Check out Irish

Memphis (Tenn.) East High cornerback Will Redmond originally planned to visit Notre Dame, along with teammate Brian Kimbrow, on Thursday. However, those plans are in question, and he spoke to about it. Redmond also discussed the importance of getting to campus for a visit, and talked about his interest level in the Irish.

Will Redmond initially wanted to name a top 5 last month, but he decided to take more time and visit a few campuses before making such a list.

The Memphis (Tenn.) East High cornerback was slated to visit Notre Dame on Thursday with teammate and fellow Irish offeree Brian Kimbrow, a running back, but a recent heavy travel load has put those plans in jeopardy.

And the visit is vital on a number of fronts, especially as the 6-foot, 175-pound Redmond gets ready to trim his list to a top 5 and start setting up official visits.

"I am trying to go up there and see more of the school before I get more into it, but I like Notre Dame," he said. "There's a lot of tradition at the school, but I'm just waiting to see how it is when I get up there."

Much of Redmond's contact with the Irish is through assistant coach Tony Alford, although assistant Tim Hinton also visited East High during the spring evaluation period.

"I'm interested in them, but the visit will tell me a lot," Redmond said. "I want to see what the campus is like and meet the coaching staff. I only talk to coach Alford. I want to meet the people around the program."

Redmond and Kimbrow hit the recruiting circuit hard in the last few weeks, visiting Miami, Florida State, Ole Miss, North Carolina and Clemson. The trip to Notre Dame has been scheduled for a while, but neither player was sure as of Tuesday night if it would take place, or if it would have to wait until later in the summer because of the expenditure of the visits.

He is hearing constantly from Alford about the importance of making the visit to campus.

"We don't talk over the phone much, but I talk to him on Facebook," he said. "He says Notre Dame is a great place to be, and I will see that when I get up there."

Redmond told last week he had a top five of Clemson, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Tennessee and North Carolina., but his list is fluid.

Once he comes up with a solid top 5, he will announce it and take official visits to each school. "I have an idea but I haven't cut my list," he said. "Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and North Carolina are on it."

One thing the trips are doing is providing a information about which schools will make the list, and he is taking more than football into account.

It draws a picture for me, if I could see myself there or not," Redmond said. "Is it too far? Can I see myself there? It's things like that." Top Stories