Alloway high on Irish

Irish assistant Mike Sanford recently visited Summit High School in Fontana, Calif., to check on wide receiver Damian Alloway. The four-star prospect hopes to land an offer from the Irish eventually.

Four-star receiver Damian Alloway has short list of favorites but the 5-foot-10, 170-pounder from Summit High School in Fontana, Calif., knows how quickly his top three could change.

“The top three out of the (offers) I do have are Cal, UCLA and Wisconsin,” Alloway said. “If I had a top three out of the ones I do have that would be the top three, but like I said there’s a few offers I could get that would change the whole process.”

Alloway, who also holds offers from Colorado, Duke, Oregon State, Utah, Washington and Washington State, among others, is holding out to hear more from several other schools including Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon and Notre Dame.

“(Notre Dame) is one of the biggest ones I really want,” he said. “That would impact my whole recruiting process. It would honestly change the whole thing. They would shoot right to the top. An offer from there would be a dream come true and I really want to know the coaches and really get up there so I can get a feel for it and see how I fit in there.”

Irish offensive coordinator Mike Sanford recently visited Summit High and the two have remained in contact via social media and on the telephone.

“He said he likes me at slot but he said he wanted to come out and get a feel for me,” Alloway said. “He said he doesn’t just throw out any BS offers so when they do offer me it’s going to be serious and they’re going to really be coming after me. He said he’s going to be coming back in the next couple of weeks.”

Coaches from Arizona, Arizona State and Oregon also visited.

“Those are three more that haven’t offered yet but I think they are going to after coming to the school,” Alloway said. “I think those four for sure.”

Alloway has already visited Cal. He had heard plenty about the school from former teammate Erik Brown, a freshman wide receiver at the school.

“It was cool getting up there and finally seeing how it is and not just calling my friend Erik Brown, who is there, and asking him how it is,” Alloway said. “I got to get a feel for it myself and the coaches and getting to talk to them and seeing how the community is. I got a really good feel for how things are up there.”

Alloway hopes to see several more schools this summer.

“I think I’m going to visit UCLA for sure and I think in the summer time for sure I’m going to get to the Arizona schools and if I get offered by Oregon I’m going to get up there,” he said. “Hopefully I’ll get invited to The Opening and camps like that to have the ability to get better and help the offers I can get.”

Scout.com ranks Alloway as the 36th best wide receiver in the country.


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