Daly Impressed Again

Despite making a verbal pledge to Notre Dame last April, long snapper Scott Daly continues to learn things about the Irish program both on and off the field. We checked in with Daly following his official visit this past weekend to the annual awards ceremony.

Each time Scott Daly makes an on campus visit to Notre Dame he comes away learning more about his next home and leaves even more impressed.

This past weekend, Daly made a return visit to South Bend to take his official visit with the Irish.

"It was a great weekend," said Daly. "Each time I visit I learn something different and this weekend was great with the awards banquet and hanging out with my host Kyle Brindza was great and watching bowl practices was a lot of fun."

As a long snapper, did Daly like the fact he was hosted by a kicker?

"I think it was great idea," said Daly. "Kyle is a great guy and I got to spend a lot of quality time with him building our relationship."

As for who traveled with him for his official visit, Daly said it was a family affair.

"My entire family (mom, dad, sister) went," said Daly. "It was a great time for all of them to go and for them to see the campus one more time."

Scott is not the only member of the Daly family hoping to make it to campus as his younger sister is also looking to earn her way.

"It's not going to be very hard to get her to Notre Dame," said Daly. "She's already attended some of the softball camps and she is being very pro active. She is doing everything in her power to come to Notre Dame as she's been there multiple times and it would be awesome if she could go to Notre Dame too."

Over the course of the past several months Daly has visited campus and came away learning new things along the way. Looking back over time what is the biggest thing he's learned about the Irish?

"I think just the passion everyone has for Notre Dame," said Daly. "This weekend I was able to have breakfast with several of the professors and just talking with them about the life changing moments that Notre Dame has done for them and how much passion they have really reinforced just how special it truly is. I've heard it many times, however, just to hear it first hand from someone who has worked there for many years is just really cool."

Up next for Daly is a trip to Los Angeles for the Chris Rubio Long Snapper award. Daly is one of three finalists who will be flown to California for the annual banquet.

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