Bussey planning Irish official visit

2015 three-star running back Kendall Bussey of New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman says he "definitely" plans on visiting Notre Dame after adding an Irish offer on Friday.

Notre Dame is aiming to add at least one more running back to its 2015 class, and taking two more is feasible.

Warrington (Pa.) Central Bucks South running back Josh Adams is already on board. The Irish's No. 1 target, Sotoyne Jamabo, could pull the trigger for Notre Dame as early as next month.

On Friday, Notre Dame continued its running back pursuit, extending an offer to three-star Nebraska commit Kendall Bussey of New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman.

Bussey has been open about his commitment level to the Huskers, informing Nebraska's staff that despite his commitment, he's going to continue to take visits to other programs. Is Notre Dame now in the mix to receive an official?

"Definitely," Bussey said. "I am planning on taking an official within the next couple of weeks. It's a very prestigious and historical school. It seems like an awesome program to be a part of."

The 5-foot-9, 180-pound running back has other programs in mind to visit as well.

"For officials, Texas Tech, Arizona State and Nebraska are the only other schools I have in my mind as of now," Bussey said.

Bussey was first contacted by Notre Dame last spring.

"I was sort of expecting (the offer)," Bussey said. "They expressed interest and told me how much they liked my film, but I wasn't sure if that meant they were going to offer me."

When recapping his TCU visit in June, Bussey described the academic setting he favored:

"I definitely like the more intimate setting and the private school education" he said. "I like where the classrooms are and how there aren't that many students for each teacher so the students can build good relationships with them."

Bussey plans to major in business.

As a junior, Bussey ran for 1,000 yards and 26 touchdowns on 90 carries. He also racked up approximately 500 receiving yards.

Bussey is a three-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 57 running back in the class of 2015.

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