Fulwood to be at Notre Dame ...In Spirit

Bishop Kenny High (Jacksonville, Fla.) four-star receiver Ahmad Fulwood is one of Notre Dame's top targets in the 2013 class, and he was invited to this weekend's recruiting extravaganza centered around the USC game. Fulwood is not making the trip, and he told IrishEyes.com why. Also, he talked about whether or not he has interest in the Irish.

While much of the recruiting world looks, at least in Notre Dame's eyes, focuses on South Bend, Ind., this weekend for biggest recruiting weekend in years, Ahmad Fulwood will be there in spirit.

Fulwood, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound class of 2013 receiver from Bishop Kenny High (Jacksonville, Fla.) was invited to the game, but cannot make it.

"I would like to go but I can't go to that game," Fulwood said. "Getting there isn't the easiest." Still, Fulwood figures to watch some of it on television, then get his own view of the campus in the offseason when he makes a few unofficial visits.

A trip to the Midwest is on Fulwood's agenda in the coming months.

"I think it will be a lot easier to handle (visits) after the season," he said. "Notre Dame would be one of those. N.C. State would be another one. Arkansas would be one as well, and possibly back to Georgia Tech."

Fulwood already holds a number of offers, including ones from Notre Dame, Arkansas, Florida, Miami, South Carolina and West Virginia. With all those schools showing interest, Fulwood said one he really wants to explore is Notre Dame.

"I have a lot of interest in them," he said. "They're a great academic school, and football-wise they are really good this year. We talk regularly."

Part of Fulwood's Saturdays are spent watching college games, and the Irish usually make his television list.

"I've seen them this year," he said. "A lot of people try to double (receiver) Michael Floyd and they do a lot of things to him on the field. Even when he doesn't catch the ball, it opens up other things for their receivers and their running game."

Fulwood has been to Clemson and Florida for games, and there is a part of the recruiting process he is really enjoying.

"Probably one of my most favorite things about recruiting is definitely getting the tickets to the games and getting to see the college atmosphere," he said. "It's different than what a lot of other people experience.

"I don't really want to say there are any bad things. I'm blessed to be in this situation, so I don't want it to seem like I'm not grateful."

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