West hoping for Irish offer

Lima Central Catholic (Ohio) safety Darius West was unable to attend Notre Dame junior day on Saturday, but he talks about his expectations for when does step foot on campus in the future.

Safety Darius West of Lima (Ohio) Central Catholic was expected to attend junior day at Notre Dame yesterday, but car trouble prevented otherwise.

"I wanted to meet all the coaches, mainly, and get a better feel for Notre Dame in general," West said. "I've never visited before, so I was really looking forward to it. It was unfortunate."

However, West says he still plans on visiting campus this spring, and he's already talked with the coaches about rescheduling a visit.

"I talked to the coaches after I realized I wouldn't be able to attend, and we decided that we are going to reschedule the visit," West said. "I'm supposed to call the back soon about it. They really want to get me up there, and I really want to see Notre Dame with my own eyes. They have told me good things about an offer coming my way if I go to campus. They want to see what kind of person I am off of the field."

Any other expectations West had for Notre Dame junior day?

"I was planning on getting one (an offer) today (Saturday," West said.

West has over 15 offers, but he doesn't have a list of favorites yet.

"I don't have any favorites right now, but I will narrow my list before the season starts in the fall so I can figure out where I want to take my official visits," West said.

West says he talks with the Notre Dame staff at least once a week.

"Notre Dame has the academics, and the tools to make you very successful off the field," West said. "They also have great coaches. So, the only thing I need to know more about them is what it feels like to be on their campus."

The Lima Central Catholic standout says coaches are drawn to his stature and power on the field.

"I have good size and I'm physical," the 6-foot, 195-pound safety said. "I'm fast and I have good explosiveness and length. I would like to improve my hip flexibility."

West expects to visit Michigan State soon and he visited Michigan on Friday.

"Michigan is only taking one safety in this class, so I don't think I'm getting an offer from them, but it was a nice visit," West said.

West is a four-star prospect and the No. 18 ranked safety in the 2014 class.

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