Daly's Whirlwind Tour Starting To Slow Down

The past couple of months have been extremely busy for Notre Dame pledge Scott Daly and his family as they've attended official visits, awards banquets and camps to continue working on his special skill of long snapping. Irisheyes.com checks with Daly as we approach National Signing Day.

For Downers Grove (IL) South long snapper and Notre Dame pledge Scott Daly the past couple of months have gone by in quick order. From the time he took his Irish official visit in early December until this past weekend, Daly has traveled from the his Illinois home to the West Coast and back a couple of different occasions.

"I was out in LA and just got back from Las Vegas," Daly told Irisheyes.com. "In Las Vegas, I attended the Chris Sailer / Chris Rubio camp and did very well.

Chris Rubio clocked my snap at .60 seconds from 15 yards and I snapped very well the entire weekend and was happy with the way I did."

While some fans may question giving a scholarship to a long snapper, Daly has shown he's got the abilities to be a great one from his testing numbers.

"College coaches look for around .80 seconds for a snap from 15 yards," explained Daly. "I've worked extremely hard to get to .60 from the time I make my first movement until the time it hits the punters hands."

Add a trip to Los Angeles where Daly was honored as the Chris Rubio Long Snapper of the Year, and finals and it's easy to see just how busy the past two months have been. Looking back how special was the trip to Los Angeles?

"It was absolutely incredible," said Daly. "I got to share this experience with my entire family and it was a great weekend with the other two finalists. I've known them for the past two years and you just felt like royalty as they had us in a limo the entire time out in beautiful LA. It was just a phenomenal, phenomenal weekend."

When asked about the hot topic surrounding the Irish with the addition of Gunner Kiel to the class, Daly was ecstatic with the news.

"I think it's a great addition to our team," said Daly. "He's a great player and even better person who I got to meet during my visit for the USC game. He's a great kid and a great addition to this team and I can't wait to be a part of it with him."

Looking back into his own experience and those of other recruits across the country Daly has learned fans are passionate about the players a school recruits. Does he feel the exposure given during the recruiting process has played a role in players making changes?

"I think people are starting to look into that really hard. Now fans are seeing players give early verbal commitments and de-committing more often than ever. So until someone puts pen to paper it doesn't really mean anything."

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