Irish Impress Four-star RB Clement

Glassboro (N.J.) High four-star running back Corey Clement, who is committed to Pittsburgh, made an official visit to Notre Dame over the weekend and came away with a strong impression. He spoke to about the trip, and why he viewed it as a success.

Glassboro (N.J.) High four-star running back Corey Clement finished an exhausting weekend with a strong feeling toward Notre Dame.

Clement, who committed to Pittsburgh in June, finished an official visit Monday morning and it gave him plenty to think about.

"It went well. The first impression was great," Clement said. "Driving into campus you definitely felt (the presence) of Notre Dame. Looking through the facilities, meeting all the people, it's a pretty welcoming feeling. I'm pretty happy with the visit."

The beauty of the campus struck Clement immediately.

"It's a fantastic campus," he said. "You won't find it anywhere else. It's Notre Dame and it's got its name all over the place."

It was Clement's second official visit in a few weeks. He also tripped to Nebraska and is contemplating a visit to Wisconsin.

In addition, Clement visited a number of campuses in the spring but he said Notre Dame was unique.

"It was somewhat different," Clement said. "All the fans were into it. All the media was there. The walk we took through campus for pregame was also great. Everybody was focused on the game."

Once inside, Clement paid close attention to how the Irish used their running backs in the win against Michigan.

"I saw the offense before. I know how they run it," Clement said. "They're a pro-style team but they can switch it up to spread team. You have spread the ball around, but when it's time to give the ball to the running back, they do it."

He was hosted New Jersey product Theo Riddick.

"I think that was a good matchup for me," Clement said. "To hang around with him and see what Notre Dame is like, and have him tell me the ins and outs of the school, that was good."

Clement also had a lengthy meeting with Irish coach Brian Kelly.

"I met with him as soon as I got there," Clement said. "He's a great, down-to-earth guy. His motto is just to win, but still get you a degree while being in the school. He just wants another BCS bowl. You go there and you still have a lot of hard work to put forward."

For now, Clement remains committed to Pittsburgh. He will enroll in January, and is still looking to make one of two official visits, although he is yet to finalize dates.

"I'm still looking at Wisconsin," Clement said. "I might (take an official) to Pittsburgh but I might not. It depends on the dates." Top Stories