Henry impressed by Notre Dame

Five-star quarterback Malik Henry of Westlake Village (Calif.) High recaps his trip to Notre Dame for Irish Invasion. He details the highlights and touches on where the Irish rank among the other schools he's visited thus far.

Last week, the nation's No. 1 ranked quarterback in 2016 by Scout.com made a Midwest swing, touring Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Notre Dame.

His final stop was seeing Notre Dame, where he participated in Irish Invasion.

"I would say the highlights included campus, which was definitely smaller, but also very nice," Henry said. "The staff was very friendly and in talking with the players at Notre Dame, they had nothing but good things to say about the school."

Henry arrived in South Bend on Friday morning with his father.

"We took a tour of campus and I got to see the Basilica and the Grotto," Henry said. "I saw inside some college dorms and got to see how college life is. They also showed me some places to eat on Eddy Street."

Henry also said one the highlights was being able to work closely with Irish quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur.

"I really liked working with Coach LaFleur," Henry said. "He's a great coach, and I liked watching how he interacted with other quarterbacks. I learned a lot from him, and some of the drills and techniques he taught me I plan on practicing more at home."

Two of the players Henry was able to connect with during his time on campus were quarterback Malik Zaire and lineman Ronnie Stanley.

"They were really cool," Henry said. "They and a few of the wide receivers and offensive linemen were telling me the ups and downs of Notre Dame. There weren't really any downs. I went to a private school up until last year, so I already have a feel for what the work load would be like."

When asked how Notre Dame compared to the other three schools he saw on his trip, the 6-foot-3, 185-pound quarterback said he's not ready to rank schools quite yet.

"I don't want to make it seem like I have any favorites because I don't yet," Henry said. "But, Notre Dame has a great campus and they are really on top of all of their academic stuff."

This summer, Henry says he may camp at USC and UCLA. No other plans have been set.

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