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.
To help you get primed for the visitors, IrishEyes.com takes a look at who is coming, and what are the most important aspects of the weekend regarding each prospect.
School: Berkeley Prep (Tampa)
Scout.com 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 Scout.com 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.
Position: Safety School: Woodberry Forest (Va.) School
Height: 6-2 Weight: 195 Scout.com 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.