FL safety adds Irish offer

Four-star safety Shawn Burgess-Becker of Coconut Creek (Fla.) Monarch talks about his offer from Notre Dame and his relationship with teammate Calvin Ridley, who also holds an offer from the Irish.

Last week, Notre Dame extended an offer to the nation's No. 7 ranked safety in the class of 2015, Shawn Burgess-Becker of Coconut Creek (Fla.) Monarch.

"I know they're (Notre Dame) good about putting players in the NFL," Burgess-Becker said. "I've heard that it's a beautiful school. I know they've had some good seasons these past few years, but I don't know too much about their history."

Burgess-Becker said shortly after he found out he was offered by the Irish, he spoke with Notre Dame recruiting coordinator Tony Alford on the phone.

"Coach Alford told me that they love my film and that they are going to recruit me hard," he said. "I'm pretty sure they like me for safety. Most schools are recruiting me for either athlete or safety."

For Burgess-Becker, two schools are standing out early in the process.

"I'm interested in all of the schools on my offer list right now," Burgess-Becker said. "But, Alabama and Miami and my top two; they are just the schools I'm highly interested. I don't plan on deciding until next year's national signing day."

This upcoming spring, Burgess-Becker said it's possible he will visit Notre Dame.

"My parents have it planned out," Burgess-Becker said. "But, I think pretty much any school I want to visit, we will try to hit this spring and summer."

Notre Dame also offered Burgess-Becker's teammate, wide receiver Calvin Ridley. The duo have their sights on attending the same college.

"We have been friends since the third grade," Burgess-Becker said. "We are going to go to the same college. We talk about all of the schools on our list."

For the 6-foot-1, 192-pound athlete, education and coaching staff will make the difference.

"I want a place with a good education and coaches that will prepare me for the next level," Burgess-Becker said. "Those are the main things. Location won't really matter."

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