Notre Dame Impresses 4-star Cornerback

Hamilton High (Chandler, Ariz.) four-star cornerback Cole Luke made an official visit to Notre Dame's campus, and he left with a favorable impression.

Hamilton High (Chandler, Ariz.) cornerback Cole Luke got an in-depth look at a Notre Dame program he already heard plenty about earlier this week.

The 6-foot, 170-pound four-star standout was on campus for a tour, to meet with the coaches and talk to some of the players, and he was there with his coach and former Notre Dame quarterback Steve Belles.

"It went real well from what he told me," Belles said. "It was first-class all the way. I'm a little biased in that but I think it went great."

How great?

"I think they'll be there in the end, no doubt about it," Belles said.

Belles was on campus for the fantasy camp, and wasn't with Luke throughout the day. However, the two communicated during and after the visit.

"I got to talk to him a few times," Belles said. "I was there when he talked to his academic advisor guy. That guy was phenomenal. It made me want to go back to school."

Belles added that Luke has the talent to play on the field at Notre Dame, but also has the characteristics to be a student at the school.

"I think it's the combination of football, exposure and academics," Belles said. "There's only a few schools that even come close to rivaling Notre Dame. You might have a Stanford, but realistically I think nationwide, it's as good as it gets.

"He's very humble. He's a team players. He's not going to put the team in front of himself, and those are all qualities I think the Notre Dame people are looking for."

Luke recently told Scout.com he had a final seven of Michigan, California, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma.

Luke plans on making a decision after the season, but Belles thought it could happen earlier.

"I would say the end of the summer would be great," Belles said. "But I don't have a firm date from him either way right now."


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