Peat schedules spring visit to Notre Dame

Four-star outside linebacker Cassius Peat of Tempe (Az.) Corona Del Sol has planned two visits planned for the spring and summer, and they're both to Note Dame. Peat talks about why's he's high on the Irish.

Notre Dame offered four-star linebacker Cassius Peat of Tempe (Az.) Corona Del Sol in January, and shortly after receiving his fifth offer from the Irish, Peat told Scout.com he was planning on taking his official visit to Notre Dame in the fall for the Irish's contest vs. Stanford. Now, Peat has decided he would like to check out Notre Dame before October.

"I'm going to be visiting Notre Dame before I actually take my official visit," Peat said. "I'm headed to Notre Dame on April 23 for the spring game. I really like what Notre Dame offers. It's a great school, great football program, and my parents really like it."

Peat says he maintains a close relationship with Irish assistant Bob Elliott.

"We talk a lot," Peat said. "Notre Dame likes me as an outside linebacker and rush end. Coach Elliott is a great guy, and I always enjoy talking with him."

Peat is in the midst of an undefeated basketball season, where his team is vying for a three-peat as state champions.

"Basketball is fun, it keeps me in shape," Peat said. "I'm 6-foot-4, 235-pounds right now, but by football season, I'll be back up to 245 or 250 pounds."

The outside linebacker who has two older brothers that both played college football does not yet have a timetable for a decision.

"I don't know yet," Peat said, when asked if he would possibly commit to Notre Dame in the spring. "I would have to talk to my parents about that."

Peat is up to seven offers, and he's also receiving interest from Michigan, Stanford and Washington.


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