Official Visit Primer

Two players are coming to campus for an official visit this weekend as Notre Dame hosts Air Force. So, what does it mean? And what is the key point(s) for each visitor? breaks it down in a reader-friendly format.

The multi-official visit weekends are underway at Notre Dame. A pair of prospects were due on Notre Dame's campus this afternoon as they make official visits to get a look at the school in a way they have never seen it.

There was one hit to the equation when Franklin High (Reisterstown, Md.) receiver Ian Thomas said he would not make the visit this weekend. Instead, he is looking to visit in December, after the Irish complete their season, because of scheduling issues with trying to get a plane ticket on the same flight for his mother.

This official visit weekend is built around the Air Force game as the Irish look to continue momentum after beating Purdue last weekend.

To help you get primed for the visitors, takes a look at who is coming, and what are the most important aspects of the weekend regarding each prospect.

Nelson Agholor
Position: Receiver
School: Berkeley Prep (Tampa)
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175 Position Rank: Five-star, 3rd (rated as a safety)
Schools under consideration: He is yet to trim his list Official visits made: This will be his first
Official visits on schedule: None are scheduled, but Agholor plans on making all five
What this visit means: This is Notre Dame's chance to show off what it can off Agholor, who can play a variety of positions but is being courted by the Irish to play receiver. He is a running back in high school, but he can catch the ball and has the elusive and speed to be an elite receiver. Other schools like him as a defensive back, which is where rates him, because of his size, speed, ball-tracking skills and change of direction.

This was originally set up to be an unofficial visit, but Agholor's interest in the Irish turned it into an official visit. Agholor is an unselfish player and teammate, and there commonality between Berkeley Prep and Notre Dame could go a long way in determining his comfort level with the Irish.

Being his first visit, this Notre Dame's chance to set the bar high, and then wait and see if any other school can match it.

C.J. Prosise
Position: Safety School: Woodberry Forest (Va.) School
Height: 6-2
Weight: 195 Position Rank: Four-star, 18th
Schools under consideration: Committed to Notre Dame Official visits made: This will be the first one Official visits on schedule: None What this visit means: This is nothing more than an opportunity for Prosise to get away from what has been a very difficult season at Woodberry Forest and to bond further with his future teammates and the Irish coaching staff.

Prosise is coming to Notre Dame to play safety, and he can be a punishing hitter, as well as a return specialist.

Getting away from Woodberry Forest should allow him to slow down a little bit, and get away from a tragic season in which the starting quarterback was injured in a scrimmage and had to have the lower part of his leg amputated as a result.

Prosise is solid with Notre Dame, and the only way that changes is if something goes awry on the visit. And since schools are in the business of putting together awesome official visit experiences, everything should be fine. Top Stories