Guyton blown away by Notre Dame

Wide receiver Jalen Guyton of Allen (Texas) High recaps his first visit to Notre Dame and explains how Irish offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock envisions him fitting into Notre Dame's offense.

Venturing from the Lonestar State on spring break was wide receiver Jalen Guyton of Allen (Texas) High. The three-star speedster with offers from the likes of Arizona State, Clemson, Ole Miss, Missouri, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Stanford, TCU, Texas A&M and Texas Tech visited Ohio State, Northwestern and Notre Dame over a three-day span, concluding his Midwest trip in South Bend on Friday.

"It was a great trip," Guyton said. "Every school had pluses. Ohio State had a big campus, if that's what you like. Northwestern wasn't as big, but it had the Chicago backdrop. But, oh man, Notre Dame. That was really good. It just has so much tradition. And, no one's campus is as beautiful as Notre Dame's, hands down."

"I've seen pictures, and people have talked about it, and it lived up to every expectation in person."

Guyton arrived at Notre Dame on Friday with his father, uncle and two cousins in time to take in a two-hour spring practice.

"We got there really early today ," Guyton said. "It was like 6:30 a.m. when players started meetings and practice. Practice was really cool. It was a lot like ours as far as the drills and stuff. And they run 22 periods just like we do."

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide receiver kept a close eye on the wide receiver group.

"I basically followed the wide receivers around the entire time," Guyton said. "I know Torii Hunter Jr. and Corey Robinson because they are from Texas, and then No. 7 (William Fuller) really stood out to me."

After practice Guyton spoke with head coach Brian Kelly, offensive coordinator Mike Denborck and area recruiter Kerry Cooks.

"I talked to everyone," Guyton said. "I talked with Coach Kelly, who talked a lot about everything that Notre Dame can offer. Football doesn't last forever, and Notre Dame could set me up for life."

"Coach Denbrock talked to me about the type of wide receivers that they are looking for," Guyton said. "They are going to take three in this class. They want one big guy for the outside, a fast inside guy, and a hybrid player. Coach Denbrock said that I'm big, but I could also play inside, and he likes that versatility."

Guyton's not ready to name a favorite, but Notre Dame is "up there."

"I could definitely see myself at Notre Dame," Guyton said. "I wouldn't be as excited if I couldn't. They are close to the top, if not at the top."

Guyton will visit Clemson in April and Stanford and June. He has taken visits thus far to TCU, Texas, and Texas A&M.

Guyton is a three-star wide receiver and is ranked as the No. 42 wide receiver in the class of 2015. Top Stories