McFadden enjoying recruiting process

Junior four-star cornerback Tavarus McFadden of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage talks about his interest in Notre Dame.

Notre Dame has tapped into Plantation, Florida often in the past 12 months in order to recruit prospects from one of the Sunshine State's most talented high schools, American Heritage. One of those players largely on the Irish's radar right now is junior cornerback Tavarus McFadden.

"I spoke with (Tony) Alford a couple weeks ago," McFadden said. "He's a big reason that I like Notre Dame right now. I also like that they put academics first and they are a nationally well known football program."

McFadden was scheduled to visit Notre Dame for the spring game with teammate running back Sony Michel, but he was unable to make it because of track.

"I wanted to visit Notre Dame for the spring game, but I found out kind of late that I had a big track meet that weekend," McFadden said. "I will see Notre Dame at some point, though. They are on my list right now."

McFadden has offers from the likes of Clemson, Florida State, LSU, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Tennessee, and his list will undoubtedly expand in coming months. McFadden named Florida, Georgia, USC and Wake Forest as other programs showing strong interest.

"I don't have any favorites right now," McFadden said. "I'm just enjoying being recruited. I will be looking at academics, how the team plays together, what the coaches are like, and if it's a national championship contending team. Those are the main things for me."

Location will not be a factor, according to the 6-foot-3, 195-pound defensive back.

"There is no doubt that I will be traveling," McFadden said. "It doesn't matter to me if a school is far away."

Teammates with 2014 Notre Dame running back target Isaiah McKenzie as well as 2015 four-star athlete target Torrance Gibson, McFadden doesn't have any fall visits planned yet, but he's planning on taking a few trips at some point this season.

McFadden is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 16 cornerback in the class of 2015. Top Stories