5-star Agholor Ready for Notre Dame Visit

Berkeley Prep (Tampa, Fla.) five-star athlete Nelson Agholor keeps pretty quiet about his recruitment, but his actions in how this weekend's official visit to Notre Dame speaks volumes about his interest in the Irish.

A combination of strong interest in Notre Dame and a break in the schedule is why Berkeley Prep (Tampa, Fla.) five-star athlete Nelson Agholor is making an official visit this weekend.

Originally, Agholor was supposed to make an unofficial visit for the game against Air Force, but after consultation with his family and Berkeley Prep coach Dominick Ciao he decided to make it a 48-hour official visit.

"We play on Thursday and it was the best weekend because we're open," Ciao said. "He's going to be able to off for a couple of days, and that way he can go there to see the place."

Although Scout.com rates Agholor as five-star safety, rated No. 3 in the nation, the Irish are recruiting him as a receiver.

"He wants to go there as a receiver," Ciao said. "Whatever they decide to do with him, he's understands that. He wants to do what's best for the team. He'd like to play wide receiver."

The Irish have already been to Florida to see Agholor play this season, Ciao added, and the heavy interest the Irish are showing is a reason his 6-foot-1, 180-pound standout is returning the interest.

"I just think it is the tradition of the program and history of the program and I think he felt like, and the family felt like, it was a place to go visit," Ciao said. "It's more of the history of the program (as the reason for the visit) and it worked out with the open date and they're home.

"This was going to be an unofficial visit at first, but he felt like Notre Dame was a school that should be in the big picture of everything, that was one of the schools he should visit. He's going to make it an official visit to make it easier on his family."

This will be Agholor's first official visit, and Ciao said he is yet to trim his list, or schedule any other official visits.

"He's still open with a lot of schools," Agholor said. "He's trying to focus on the season and I believe there are schools in his mind that he may like, but he's not ready to take the next step."

Agholor is having a big season for 5-0 Berkeley Prep, but he is making his impact in the running game.

He has 607 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on 58 carries, and three catches for 60 yards and two scores. He also has 11 tackles playing in the secondary.

"He's off to a good start," Ciao said. "We have the districts coming up, so hopefully we'll be in the hunt. He's a playmaker. He's made a lot of big plays. We feel like we have some great people around him, and the quarterback is going to be a great player and gets the ball to him.

"He's a very unselfish young man and the team comes first. He's focused on our season."

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