San Clemente (Calif.) High's Kyle Murphy said he is yet to trim his list and doesn't have any favorites, but the Irish are in the picture.
"I talk to them every once in a while, and I get Facebook messages," Murphy said. "We're talking about an official date (to visit) in the fall."
While the Irish are using the game against USC (Oct. 22) as a big official visit weekend, Murphy is unsure when he could visit, or it he will.
"I haven't decided where I want to go visit-wise," the five-star 6-foot-7, 275-pounder said. "It's definitely one of the schools I'm highly considering for a visit, just because I've rarely been to that part of the country before. I think it would be cool to check out that campus and watch a game there."
Through his discussions with the Irish staff, Murphy gained a general appreciation for what Notre Dame is about.
"I know it's a good school academic-wise, good football tradition and all that," he said. Murphy is one of the highly sought-after offensive line prospects in the nation, and he showcased his skills last weekend at Nike's "The Opening," where he was named by Scout.com as one of the top five offensive linemen at the event.
"I thought I did pretty well," he said. "I think the first day when we started doing stuff with the defensive line, there were a couple of reps I did good on, and a couple of reps I didn't do as good.
"We watched film of it, got coached up, and then the next couple of days I thought I did pretty good. I thought it was a pretty successful camp for me."
It was also a learning experience for Murphy.
"It was great hanging out with the other players, and also real good competition with the defensive linemen," he said. "We got taught by some ex-players and current players. I improved quite a bit. Those are pretty much the highlights."
As for a decision, Murphy is unsure when it will come. He isn't listing any favorites.
"Right now I'm still open," he said. "I'm thinking about a top list."