Clyde Leflore expected this.
When the pre-National Signing Day contact period opened, the four-star junior receiver from New Orleans thought he’d begin to hear more from the college coaches swinging through Warren Easton High School. Some have even mentioned cornerback or safety as his potential position at the next level.
“They like my speed and that I can play (outside) or slot,” LeFlore said. “I’m an athlete. I can play on the offensive side or defensive side. That’s why I’m registered as an athlete. They just like that and my high, high IQ for the game.”
LeFlore already holds offers from Arkansas, Clemson, Georgia, Louisiana-Lafayette, LSU, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Tulane, UCLA and Utah, among others. Notre Dame is one of the most recent programs to express interest.
Defensive backs coach Kerry Cooks recruits New Orleans for the Irish and makes regular stops at Warren Easton along with several other area programs.
Cooks secured commitments from two Louisiana prospects in the Class of 2015: Defensive end Bo Wallace and offensive tackle Jerry Tillery, both four-star prospects. Four-star safety Justin Reid is scheduled to visit this weekend.
“I just heard they were interested in me and they like me,” LeFlore said. “They think I would fit good in their offense and will be down soon to see me … I don’t know much about Notre Dame. I just know they have big school pride and stuff like that.”
LeFlore listed Texas A&M, Ole Miss and Texas Tech as programs where he’s “most comfortable.” He plans to visit Ole Miss on Jan. 31 and LSU on Feb. 3, both for junior days.
Other visits remain unscheduled, but LeFlore knows some of the criteria programs will need to meet in order to make future cuts to the list.
“They just need a strong coaching staff,” he said. “Education first, so a strong educational value to make sure that I do right and get my degree. Just family, period. I have to feel comfortable around them.”