Tell will take official visit to ND

Safety Marvell Tell explains why Notre Dame is a school he and his family decided would receive one of his five official visits.

Earlier this month, four-star safety Marvell Tell of Encino (Calif.) Crespi Carmelite announced his five official visits would be to Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.

His first official visit was to Eugene last weekend for the Ducks' win over Michigan State. That was his first time visiting Oregon, and he has yet to visit any of the other four schools prior in his high school career. However, he's looking forward to visiting the Irish on an official visit.

"All I hear is good things about the school and football program," Tell said. "Coach (Matt) LaFleur wants me to come check it out, too, and I definitely want to. My parents and I sat down and figured out the best schools for me to visit. I knew I wanted to visit Notre Dame when they offered me last year."

"I don't know too much about it (Notre Dame) other than what I've heard from other people, so that's one of the main reasons why I really want to see it for myself and learn more about their defense and things like that."

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound safety is also considering nearby UCLA and USC.

"They're close enough to visit any time," Tell said. "I plan to attend some of their games and will try and visit both of them. I feel like I already have a good idea of what both schools have to offer so I wanted to use my official trips on schools outside the region."

Tell plans to take most of his visits after the conclusion of high school season.

"I want to see what the relationship is like between the coaches and the players and if I would fit in at the school, not just with football," Tell said.

Tell is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 4 safety in the class of 2015.

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