Brown blown away by Notre Dame

Wide receiver Erik Brown, who is committed to Washington, explains just how impressed he was by Notre Dame during his official visit there his past weekend.

Wide receiver and Washington commit Erik Brown of Fontana (Calif.) Summit had one word to describe his official visit to Notre Dame this past weekend.

"It was amazing," Brown said. "Honestly, it was amazing."

Brown arrived on campus Saturday morning, and it was his first time taking in Notre Dame.

"I got there early Saturday since I had a game on Friday," Brown said. "They took me to admissions and then I went straight to the game. Campus was beautiful, too."

"The game was ridiculous," Brown added. "They have the most die-hard, loyal fans I've ever seen. They love their team. The best part [of the visit] was the family. The team is such a family."

Brown was hosted by freshman Devin Butler.

"Devin Butler was most host, and he was great," Brown said. "He was telling me why he chose Notre Dame. He chose them for what they can do for him on the field, but especially for stuff off the field. I know a degree from there would be incredible."

Before the game, Butler said he was able to speak with coaches Brian Kelly, Mike Denbrock and Bob Elliott.

"They were telling me they want me and they want me to be one of their main weapons on offense," Brown said. "They see me moving around a lot, inside and outside, depending on what other wide receivers join this class, too."

Brown said he enjoyed hanging out with the other recruits on hand, especially fellow Californian wide receiver Michiah Quick.

"I hung out with Michiah a lot," Brown said. "He's gotten to be one of my best friends on the recruiting trail. I talked a lot with Corey (Holmes) and Richard (Yeargin), too."

Notre Dame upped its chances greatly of landing 6-foot-1, 180-pound wide out after this weekend.

"I don't have a top five or anything, but Notre Dame has always been up there for me, and they especially are after this visit," Brown said. " They definitely gave me something to think about."

Brown has taken official visits to Nebraska, Notre Dame and Ohio State. He's still debating the other two.

"I don't have a set date for a decision," Brown said. "I'm just weighing my options to decide what's best for me. I'm still committed and I'm a man of my word, but I'm still looking around and weighing my best options right now, and I will take all five of my official visits."

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