4-star Stanley's visit certain; date is not

Bishop Gorman High (Las Vegas) four-star offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley already made two official visits. He knows one school that will receive one and is contemplating a handful of others for a visit. So, where does Notre Dame stand in it all? He spoke to IrishEyes.com about it.

Bishop Gorman High (Las Vegas) four-star offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley already visited Nebraska and Arkansas, and he is deciding from five other schools where his final two trips will be.

And Stanley said the one leftover visit will be to Notre Dame, although he isn't sure of a day.

"I'm still going, for sure, on an official but I'm not sure when because we're still in playoffs," Stanley said. "We've thrown around a few dates, but nothing is official."

One possible date was going to be this weekend for the game against Boston College, but Bishop Gorman plays rival Palo Verde on Friday, so that was scratched off the list.

"We still talk a lot," Stanley said of his contact with the Irish coaches. "Most of it is just trying to set up the visit. They're still trying to come out and see me (this season)."

Stanley said the Irish staff still hasn't been out to see him play this season, but he understood because of the dynamics of being far away.

"It doesn't matter that much to me," he said. "I know how far they are, so it's not a big deal."

The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Stanley also watches plenty of college football on the weekends, and he tuned into several Notre Dame games, and envisions how he could fit into the offense.

"I see what they use and I like offense, and how they change to (counter) the other team's defensive style, and how they adapt," he said. "I like they way they attack weaknesses."

Stanley already made official visits to Nebraska and Arkansas, and is also contemplating visits to USC, Florida State, Miami, Auburn and Oklahoma.

Other than Notre Dame, though, Stanley doesn't know where his remaining visits will be. But going to Nebraska and Arkansas gave him an opportunity to learn what to look for during his trips.

"Nothing about the process," he said. "It's what I expected about an official. But I but learned about type of people there, the type of program, the type of school. I learned a lot."

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