Ferguson Looks to Visit Irish

Class of 2013 quarterback Riley Ferguson reports an impressive early offer list with Notre Dame joining the group. IrishEyes.com spoke with Ferguson about the school.

6-foot-2, 190-pound quarterback Riley Ferguson of Matthews (NC) Butler High School has shown he's one of the top prep signal callers in the south for the class of 2013.

Notre Dame looks to be the latest school to add its name to his growing offer list.

"Notre Dame came to my school," said Ferguson. "I'm not sure who the coach was that came, but they told me they were going to offer me. They said I would be getting my offer in the mail in September."

While Ferguson has never camped or visited the Irish in the past he does have an inside source.

"I want to learn more about Notre Dame," said Ferguson. "Robert Blanton would come to our practices when I played for the Mountaineers and Chargers and stuff. He would teach me how to play defensive back and I talk with him a lot when he comes down here. I watch him play all the time so I want to learn more because if he went there it means he was good because he's a great football player."

Ferguson reports the following offers.

"I have seven offers right now," Ferguson explained. "Clemson, LSU, Michigan, Louisville, Virginia Tech and now Maryland and Notre Dame have offered. "

As for his future Ferguson has not given too much thought about how far he's willing to go away from home.

"I really don't know right now," said Ferguson. "Whoever I feel is the right school for me is where I'm going to go. So I'm going to make my decision off of that."

As for his game, Ferguson feels he's got a couple of solid strengths but also needs to work.

"My strength is my accuracy, decision making and arm strength," claimed Ferguson. "I need to work on my physical strength and speed."

As for when he'll look to visit the Irish, Ferguson may not come alone.

"I'm not sure when I'll be coming," said Ferguson. "A couple of players (Peter Kalambayi & Uriah LeMay) are looking to drive up there or try to get up there this spring."

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