Interest Still Mutual for Agholor, Notre Dame

Five-star safety Nelson Agholor of Berkeley Prep School (Tampa) has a plethora of offers, and Notre Dame has been recruiting him hard. So, is Agholor returning the interest? IrishEyes.com has that answer inside, in addition to what position the Irish actually see him playing in the program.

Berkeley Prep School (Tampa) five-star safety Nelson Agholor is yet to trim his extensive offer list, a process pushed back because his mom is out of town, but Notre Dame remains heavily involved in his recruiting.

Berkeley Prep coach Dominick Ciao added the Irish are trying to get Agholor to schedule an official visit to campus.

"ND is a school he is surely interested in," Ciao told IrishEyes.com. "His mother has been out of town and stuck in Africa (on business) for a while, and right now he has not trimmed his list. He's going through recruiting and we haven't made a final list. It's a lot of great schools, and right now things always change with high school (practice) and (responsibilities)."

While Agholor is rated by Scout.com as a safety (he is No. 3 in the 2012) class, there is debate among the colleges recruiting him about his best position.

Some schools want Agholor to play safety, others want him as a cornerback, and a few want him as a receiver.

And, Ciao said, Notre Dame likes him as a receiver, and are recruiting him with plenty of fervor.

"I feel (Notre Dame is recruiting Agholor) as much as they can, and the right way," Ciao said. "They're sincerely interested, and talking to the Notre Dame coaches, he is someone they would wait for (to make a decision). That's something they said to me."

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Agholor accounted for nearly 1,500 yards of offense as a junior. He also made three interceptions and amassed 323 return yards.

"I think his ball skills with catching the ball are tremendous, but he's such a great athlete he can be a very good corner or safety," Ciao said. "But catching the ball away from his body, and his ability as a receiver …he's very good there.

"Schools are open to recruiting him for any position, and he is telling them he would play wherever he could help them. I think a little bit he wants to play offense, but he will play anywhere."

Despite plenty schools anxiously awaiting Agholor's trimmed list, it doesn't appear one will be coming soon.

"What I understand is they're going to wait, and I think his family's philosophy is enough schools have offered, so they're going to have a great opportunity," Ciao said. "At this stage, right now, they're not trimming the list. We thought we would trim it earlier, but with his mom being in Africa, and he wants her involved in the process, we're going to wait."


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