Schyler Miles still waiting on Irish?

Did Florida linebacker Schyler Miles get an offer from Notre Dame? We have the answer and the latest on his official visit with the Irish.

Despite being tired from his weekend trip to Notre Dame, linebacker Schyler Miles was excited to talk about his official visit with the Irish.

How did the visit go?

"The trip went well," said Miles. "I've been sleeping all day as we got back about one o'clock today. I had a lot of fun and enjoyed it."

There was talk Miles was expecting a scholarship offer during his visit, but Miles was quick to set the record straight.

"I wasn't really expecting an offer," said Miles. "They told me what the deal was before I went up there. So I didn't expect it when I went up there. I've not been offered at this time by Notre Dame."

On the visit, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Tampa (FL) Berkeley Prep standout had a chance to hang out with several members of the Irish football team.

Who was his host?

"My host was Anthony Rabasa," said Miles. "He's a freshman linebacker there and we were with some of the other freshmen. He told me great things about Notre Dame and how much he likes it there. He answered all my questions and I got nothing but positives from him."

One thing Miles will remember is attending the annual awards banquet.

"I attended it and it was a great experience," said Miles. "It was very organized as they gave out awards to about 12 players. It was good to see them get some recognition."

Another part of the trip enjoyed by Miles was having the chance to talk with his possible future position coach.

"I sat down in the defensive meetings both days with coach (Bob) Diaco and the linebackers," said Miles. "From what I saw of him (Diaco) he's a fiery type of guy and everyone tells me how great of a coach he is. That excites me because I didn't know that about him going into the visit. All the players love him and had nothing but positive things to say about him. We talked about how I liked the campus and he made me feel comfortable each time I was with him."

And practice allowed him to see the pace the Irish work at.

I saw practice a little bit on Friday and then on Saturday," said Miles. "It was up tempo and everyone was focused as there is no messing around. It was very organized and I was very impressed with that. You can see the players know what to expect."

With his Irish visit now behind him, Miles will look to visit a few more programs as he waits to hear more from the Irish staff.

"Florida, West Virginia, Cincinnati, and Iowa State are the other schools I'm looking to visit," said Miles. "I'm going to Florida next weekend and West Virginia on January 14th I believe."

While Miles stressed he was not expecting an offer during his visit, his meeting with Irish head coach Brian Kelly has him looking forward to their next meeting.

"When I sat down with coach Kelly he basically said they were going to offer me," said Miles. "He said they want me at Notre Dame as they feel I'm a perfect fit for them as a student-athlete and person. However, he said they have to get the numbers right first but wanted me to know they were going to do everything they can to offer me. He said they were coming down on January 1st and he told me to expect an offer then."

Where would that place the Irish?

"Obviously Notre Dame would be at the top," said Miles. "However, I'm not going to put it above any of the other schools right now. But I liked the visit and love the school. It would be a great opportunity to go to Notre Dame with the education it brings and a Plan B of playing football there."


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