Stanley Ready for Irish Official

Coming off a state championship, Ronnie Stanley will now head to South Bend for his official visit. checked in with the Nevada native about his upcoming visit and more.

Winning a big school championship in football has Las Vegas (NV) Bishop Gorman offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley is a great mood. This weekend, Stanley will make his official visit to Notre Dame.

"I'm really excited about it," said the 6'6" 285-pounder. "I've already taken two visits to Arkansas and Nebraska so I'm ready to see Notre Dame."

The visit to South Bend will come between football and his winter passion.

"We've just won the state championship," said Stanley. "I'm thinking about taking a week off before starting up basketball."

The Irish have not failed to stay in contact with Stanley.

"I've been talking with coach (Mike) Denbrock and (Ed) Warinner," said Stanley. "I feel I've built a really good relationship with them and I really like Notre Dame. Coach Warinner has visited me and I think coach Denbrock is planning to visit this week."

What will Stanley be looking for during his visit?

"I already know Notre Dame has great academics so that is not a question," said Stanley. "I'm looking to learn more about the football program and lifestyle of the student athlete there.

One thing Stanley learned during the past season was being a top prospect placed a target on his back each time he took the field. How did he handle the pressure and expectations?

"I expected people to come hard at me each week," said Stanley. "I had the mindset if I worked hard every week I would be ready."

Despite being one of the nation's top prospects Stanley knows there is work to be done.

"I feel I'm a really smart player," said Stanley. "I have really good footwork and movement. You can always improve and that has always been my mindset."

With his busy schedule Stanley didn't have many chances to catch the Irish in action. However, he does remember the one time he did.

"I saw them play against Michigan State," said Stanley. "They did really well in that game and I was impressed."

As for when fans can expect a decision, Stanley is thinking about making a couple of more visits.

"I'm not sure about a commitment date," said Stanley. "I might visit Florida State, USC, Oklahoma, or Auburn before making my commitment." will check back with Stanley following his official visit this weekend. Top Stories