Offensive lineman Parker Boudreaux has been a priority for Notre Dame since the Irish offered during September of his junior year. This week the Irish finally hosted the Orlando (Fla.) Bishop Moore standout and his family on an overnight visit.
“I loved how unique and different it was,” Boudreaux said. “The campus is beautiful, the people are nice, and everyone wants you to succeed.”
Notre Dame offensive line coach Harry Hiestand visited Boudreaux twice during the spring evaluation period. Hiestand offered a very specific recruiting pitch during Boudreaux’s time on campus.
“He loves everything about me,” Boudreaux said. “He said to me today, ‘You are an outstanding young man, and between you and me, we will truly find out how great you can be. Give me that chance and I promise you will never regret it.’
“I hung with coach Hiestand and the players for hours yesterday, and they are just great, genuine people.”
Brian Kelly emphasized to Boudreaux the benefits of obtaining a Notre Dame degree.
“He was saying how it’s all about the family of Notre Dame and how much of a priority I am for them,” Boudreaux said. “He told me about how the alumni base is so large and friendly that when you’re done with football, you can always count on someone being there for you.”
The 6-foot-4, 287-pound offensive lineman released a top 10 of Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia Southern, Iowa, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss and Penn State in April. That list will soon be cut in half.
“I will make my next cut probably really soon,” Boudreaux said. “I will probably do a top five.”
Notre Dame is a safe bet to make Boudreaux’s top five, as are Clemson and Oklahoma. The Irish will receive an official visit from Boudreaux this fall.
“Of course they will get one,” Boudreaux said.
Boudreaux has no other visit plans for this summer. He will participate in The Opening in July.
Boudreaux is a three-star prospect and is ranked as the No 25 offensive guard in the Class of 2016.