Dillard Enjoyed Experience

Class of 2013 offensive lineman Cameron Dillard was one of several recruits who took in the action at Notre Dame on Saturday's against Michigan State. IrishEyes.com caught up with Dillard to get the latest.

While Notre Dame was hosting a few players for official visits, there were also several future prospects taking in the action during the day.

Cameron Dillard of Canton (MI) Plymouth High School came away impressed with his first game day experience.

"This was the first time I've gone to a game at Notre Dame," said Dillard. "I really enjoyed it and hope to return soon."

While early, Dillard has been trying to stay in contact with his main Irish recruiter.

I've been talking with coach (Chuck) Martin," said Dillard. "At times it's hard to keep in touch with some coaches during the season, but I've been keeping in touch with him on Facebook."

Saturday started a little rough for Dillard and his father, but once they got their bearings straight the day became a memorable one.

"We got there at about 12," said Dillard. "We had problems finding a parking spot so we got there a little late. Once there we watched a highlight video that I thought was very cool. The video showed all the tradition of Notre Dame from past years to the present. They then took us on a tour of the Gug (Guglielmino Athletics Complex) as well as the campus. We then went down onto the field and then took our seats for the game."

Dillard also got a chance to rub shoulders with several former Irish greats.

"It was a great experience to be on the same field as some Notre Dame legends," said Dillard. To be able to meet guys like Jerome Bettis and others was memorable."

Coming away Dillard knows Notre Dame is a place he could see himself at in the future.

"I can see myself at Notre Dame," said Dillard. It's a great environment and I truly enjoyed it."

While Saturday was a day to look at the Irish, Dillard also has several other programs keeping in contact.

"There are several schools I'm hearing from right now," said Dillard. "Arkansas, Cincinnati, Oregon, Stanford, Michigan State, Michigan, West Virginia and some other Big Ten schools are all showing interest. Next weekend I might be going to Michigan State or West Virginia for a visit."

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