Four-star sophomore QB set to visit the Irish

2016 quarterback Malik Henry of Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake talks early standouts, future Irish visit and the overall appeal of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame secured its 2015 quarterback commitment from California native four-star Blake Barnett. It's possible that 2016 could could follow suit.

Notre Dame offered four-star quarterback Malik Henry of Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake in April, and Irish quarterbacks coach Matt LeFleur has already seen Henry workout twice, and he'll visit Westlake practice again tomorrow (Monday).

"Notre Dame is a great college from what I've heard from friends and alumni," Henry said. "It's a great academic school and it has a great overall atmosphere."

It's a type of school that can prepare you for life after football. The relationships that you form with people while you're there will take you far in life."

This summer Henry has nothing short of an extremely busy schedule.

"I know that I'm visiting Notre Dame for Irish Invasion camp in June," Henry said. "I also think I'm visiting Ohio State, Texas, Texas A&M, Michigan, Michigan State, and South Carolina. My dad is still working on the schedule."

For the 6-foot-3, 185-pound quarterback, he'll have an eye out for a number of factors as he makes rounds this summer.

"I want a good business school, a good relationship with the quarterbacks coach, and a good environment at the school," Henry said. "Just an overall nice campus, too."

"I wouldn't say favorites right now, but I do like Notre Dame, Florida State, Ohio State, UCLA and USC," Henry said.

Henry is considered one of the top signal-callers in the nation, accumulating an impressive offer list and earning an invite to the Elite 11.

"I'm a pocket passer, but I can make plays with my legs if I need to," Henry said. "I can run if I want, but I like getting the balls in the hands of my playmakers."


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