Notre Dame in strong pursuit of Sidney

One of California's best prospects in 2016, Trevon Sidney of La Puente's Bishop Amat talks about receiving a Notre Dame offer.

La Puente (Calif.) Bishop Amat four-star cornerback Trevon Sidney picked picked up a Notre Dame last week. The 2016 standout was excited upon hearing the news.

"That's just awesome," Sidney said. "Notre Dame is one of the most prestigious programs out there. [Former Bishop Amat and Irish linebacker] Kory Minor has some really good things to say about, too. I definitely plan on getting out there for a visit after my season is over."

Sidney also touts offers from the likes of Arizona, Miami, UCLA and USC.

The No. 4 ranked player at his position, Sidney will be looking for a place where he can get on the field early.

"I want the opportunity to compete early," Sidney said. "I also want a place where the coaches and the players have a really good relationship and the coaches help you develop as a better person and really help you grow in life."

Sidney visited USC for the Trojans' game opener. So far, no other visits have been planned. Both UCLA and USC offered Sidney early in high school career.

"I like both of those programs a lot, but I still have a long ways to go," Sidney said. "Notre Dame is definitely one of the schools recruiting me the hardest right now, and I know they have had a lot of success, so that's definitely something I'm interested in."

Sidney is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 4 cornerback in the class of 2016.

"I will work hard on every play," Sidney said. "I like to think most parts of my game are strengths, but at the same time, everything can always be improved."

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