Ofodile sets Notre Dame visit

The nation's No. 8 ranked wide receiver, Alex Ofodile of Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge Sr. has over 20 offers and a busy spring schedule. Ofodile gives his thoughts on the Irish and previews a visit.

Notre Dame extended an offer to four-star wide receiver Alex Ofodile of Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge Sr. last month.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound wide receiver has set a visit to Notre Dame for the Blue and Gold game on Saturday, April 12.

"Notre Dame is one the academic elites and their football tradition has always been very good," Ofodile said. "It was a great feeling that I got that offer, and I'm excited to check it out."

Ofodile says he maintains regular communication with Irish assistant Bob Elliott.

"Coach Elliott says he really likes my skills and thinks I'd be a good overall fit at Notre Dame," Ofodile said. "We didn't go into a lot of specifics about how I'd be used in the offense, so I'm hoping to learn more about that when I visit."

Ofodile has three primary criteria he'll be looking for in a future school.

"Depth chart, style of offense, and overall feel, like how I get along with the coaches and the players," Ofodile said. "It doesn't necessarily have to be the spread offense, but just an offense that throws the ball."

Ofodile, who plays under his father, A.J. Ofodile, at Rock Bridge Sr, had over 90 catches, 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. The senior Ofodile was a standout tight end at Missouri in the early 90's and went on to be a 5th round draft pick and six-year NFL player.

"I definitely grew up a Missouri fan, but I am treating the recruiting process like I didn't," Ofodile said. "I want to visit a lot of schools, and then start narrowing my list."

Ofodile's tentative plan is to commit before the start of his senior year.

"I would like to commit in August, because I'll have made a lot of visits by then, but I'm not going to force something if I'm not ready," Ofodile said.

Ofodile has visited Memphis, Oklahoma, Ole Miss and Tennessee so far this spring, and along with Notre Dame, will also visit Nebraska and Iowa in the near future.

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