Second visit, new experiences for Guyton

Notre Dame wide receiver commit Jalen Guyton describes his weekend experience at Notre Dame with his family, including his conversations with Brian Kelly and time spent with Irish wide receiver Chris Brown.

Wide receiver Jalen Guyton of Allen (Texas) High committed to Notre Dame a week after his first visit to South Bend in mid-March. He returned for a second time last weekend eager to learn more about his future school.

"It was really cool," Guyton said. "It was a different experience this time staying on campus and hanging out with all of the players. Staying in the dorm, it really felt like college. I hung out with Chris Brown mostly, and he's a really cool guy."

Guyton arrived on campus with his mom, dad, and two sisters on Friday evening.

"On Friday, I stayed with Chris Brown," Guyton said. "He took me around and introduced me to some students that were his friends that weren't football players."

On Saturday morning, Guyton and his family were able to talk with Brian Kelly.

"He explained, mostly to my mom and sisters since my dad had heard him talk before and I stay in regular contact with him, how Notre Dame takes care of its players," Guyton said. "He talked about building a great team and only recruiting great players. He wants guys that don't get in trouble and can manage the college lifestyle, and he thinks I fit that really well."

"My mom and sisters really liked everything," Guyton said, laughing. "I think they like Notre Dame more than I do."

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound wide out took in the Blue-Gold game and paid special attention to the wide receivers.

"Obviously Corey Robinson stood out because of some really good catches he had," Guyton said. "You can't look past C.J. (Prosise) either though with that touchdown he had. I've said before I really like the way Chris Brown and Will Fuller play. But, I was really keeping an eye on Torii Hunter because he's from Texas and I've admired him."

Guyton said Brown told him Notre Dame was an ideal school for a wide out.

"I told him I chose between Stanford and Notre Dame," Guyton said. "He said that Notre Dame was perfect for wide receivers. He said he wasn't just saying that because he chose it, but that he really meant it. He said that as a freshman he wasn't really ready to play, but that Kelly put him in situations to make a few plays. Now, he says he feels really prepared to have a great season now that he's older."

Guyton, who's projected to line up as an outside wide receiver at Notre Dame, was also able to spend time with fellow Texan and Irish commit, safety Prentice McKinney.

"He's a really cool guy," Guyton said. "We can relate to each other well. I'm glad we're both heading up to Notre Dame together."

Guyton plans to be back on Notre Dame's campus for an official visit in the fall. He is a three-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 42 wide receiver in the class of 2015. Top Stories