Saxton Discusses Irish Visit

One of the many 2014 prospects in attendance during Notre Dame's battle against Michigan was 2014 corner Alonzo Saxton. We caught up with Saxton to learn more about his visit to South Bend.

With a good friend already at Notre Dame and current teammate Jacob Matuska set to sign with the Irish in February, Columbus (Ohio) Bishop Hartley corner Alonzo Saxton was very excited about taking an unofficial visit to South Bend.

How did Saxton enjoy his trip?

"It was exciting at Notre Dame," said Saxton. "When we first got up there we took a tour around the athletic center. It's really nice and there is so much history behind Notre Dame to take in."

Also visiting was Matuska and the two quickly got together.

"I met up with Jacob and we listened to a presentation by running backs coach Tony Alford," said Saxton. "We also heard from a life coach. He's there so the players have a middle man between them and the staff. Then they gave us the spill on Notre Dame and what they are looking for and what it's all about.

"Several former players also talked about what Notre Dame means to them since they've graduated. Then we went to a luncheon where we could talk with other recruits. I really didn't get a chance to connect with the coaches as they were really on the guys from the class of 2013."

While impressed with everything he saw, Saxton came away impressed more by the words of Irish head coach Brian Kelly.

"Coach Kelly said if we come to Notre Dame for just the academics it may not be the right place for you," said Saxton. "He also said if you come just for the football it may not be for you. But if you come for both, Notre Dame is the perfect spot for you. That has really stuck with me since my visit."


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