Although the Irish are yet to offer Cameron Walker, he is speaking regularly with the staff and could earn one after the first month of the season.
"They're pretty interested (based on) what (assistant) coach (Mike) Denbrock told me," Walker said. "They want me to visit. I wasn't sure of an offer but they said they wanted me to play for them."
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound Walker joins Rancho Cucamonga High's Chris Hawkins, Central High East Campus' (Fresno) Johnny Johnson and L.J. Moore and Lincoln Senior High's (San Diego) Tyree Robinson as California cornerbacks the Irish are showing heavy interest in.
In the case of each player, including Walker, the interest is mutual.
"I have a pretty high interest in Notre Dame,' Walker said. "They're in my top six but I don't know if I'm taking an official visit there. Besides Notre Dame there's Cal, Stanford, Washington, Boise State and Wisconsin."
Paramount in getting Walker to visit the South Bend, Ind., campus is an offer.
Although Walker wants to visit the school, he may wind up using his official visits (none are scheduled) to travel to schools to already extend an offer. In the meantime, Walker said he will continue to learn more about Notre Dame.
"I know about their education, that they're a winning a program," Walker said. "I haven't looked into the school or talked to their defensive backs coach. I guess that's something I haven't done yet."
Location is another factor. Four of his six schools are on the west coast, and he said he isn't sure he wants to go to the midwest for college.
"I want a good program, good academics, a family atmosphere," he said. "I want somewhere I feel comfortable."
As a junior, Walker made 43 tackles, intercepted two passes, recovered a fumble, scored two defensive touchdowns and had two pass break-ups.