WR Andrades Holds "Hope" After Martin Visit

Notre Dame offensive coordinator Chuck Martin visited Lincoln High (Tallahassee, Fla.) receiver Raph Andrades, and the duo talked about a possible offer, the upcoming official visit and the enrollment of five-star quarterback Gunner Kiel.

Lincoln High (Tallahassee, Fla.) receiver Raph Andrades still plans on taking his official visit to Notre Dame the final weekend of January, but other than that his recruitment with the Irish remains a big question.

Andrades said the Irish are up front about his prospects of receiving an offer, and that was reiterated during an in-home visit with new Irish offensive coordinator Chuck Martin on Tuesday.

"He's a very straight forward guy, real easy to talk to," Andrades said, "It's easy to talk to people when they're straight up with you …for me, at least."

The honesty is that Notre Dame is waiting on other prospects to make decisions before saying whether or not it will offer.

In fact, at this late juncture, and with Arkansas, Kentucky and Vanderbilt having offered and recruiting Andrades hard as well, he isn't getting his hopes up.

"I'm not expecting one, but they have a few spots left and if they don't get all the spots filled I think I have a good chance of getting one," he said. "For now I'm just going with what I have." The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Andrades doesn't plan on making a decision before his Notre Dame visit, which he remains excited to make.

"They'll probably call Monday and let me know everything about the trip," Andrades said.

In the meantime, Andrades is weighing the pros and cons of each of the schools remaining on his list, and one factor is the caliber of player he will compete with and against in college.

And since Martin visited on the same day the nation's No. 1 quarterback, Gunner Kiel of Columbus (Ind.) East High, flipped from LSU and enrolled at Notre, it gave the duo something to talk about.

"He told me about that,' Andrades said. "But I thought it was crazy how quickly someone can change their mind but he's going to be a good one, and it'll be interesting to see him compete for a starting job.

"I'd love to have the best quarterback in the nation throwing me passes."


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