Treggs gives latest on Irish

Notre Dame made a recent visit to Bryce Treggs and his family hoping to convince the talented receiver to reconsider his verbal pledge to Cal. How did the Irish do?

If South Bend was a little closer to Bryce Treggs and his family things might be different in his recruitment. A pledge to California since the summer, Treggs and his parents entertained Irish wide receivers coach Tony Alford.

"Yes it was coach Alford who visited me," said Treggs. "The visit went well and he basically told my mom and dad what Notre Dame had to offer as an athletic program and academic institution. I felt the visit went well."

Did the visit do anything in helping the Irish sway the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco product away from Cal?

"Let's put it this way," said Treggs. "If there was any reason I did not go to Cal, like a coaching change, which isn't going to happen. Not just any reason, but any severe reason, I'll go to Notre Dame as they are a solid number two school."

How hard has the whole recruiting process been for the talented wide receiver?

"It's been pretty hard," said Treggs. "This decision is a big decision and at this point I still think Cal is the best choice for me. But I wanted to make sure there wasn't anything that I missed or overlooked."

Looking back at his decision, what was it about Cal that made it the right choice?

"It's pretty hard to say no to Cal," said Treggs. "My dad went there and he was very successful. It's a great academic place and they only have three receivers on scholarship right now. So I'll have a great chance of coming in and playing next year and that is huge."

How helpful has it been having a father who understands the recruiting process in his corner?

"It's been great," said Treggs. "He's been through the recruiting process and knows what I'm going to go through as an athlete and has prepared me for all the situations I'm going to go through.

"It can get crazy (the recruiting process) if you don't handle it the right way. However, I feel my dad and I have handled it the right way. So it's made it very enjoyable and I've had a lot of fun during the recruiting process."

Despite having taken a few official visits since his pledge to the Bears, Treggs stresses the Cal coaching staff have been understanding and at the same time proactive.

"Cal is still recruiting me," said Treggs. "It's not like I committed and they stopped recruiting me. They've came and seen me the past few weeks so they are still on me hard."

When looking back what set Cal apart from Notre Dame?

"I would say closeness to home," said Treggs. "I can see myself fitting in at Notre Dame as I met some of the players on my visit and feel they are really cool guys and guys I could get along with and be teammates with for four years.

"Notre Dame was my second official visit and I loved it and everything about it. I loved the game, the atmosphere and how loud the student section was. I just loved everything about it to be honest." Top Stories