One of the headlining visitors for Notre Dame’s star-studded Junior Day was four-star wide receiver Trey Blount.
“It was a great visit, it was my first time being in Indiana or South Bend, and I really enjoyed it,” Blount said. “Academically, Notre Dame is very strong.”
The Atlanta (Ga.) Pace Academy product arrived on Saturday morning with his father and teammate, four-star offensive tackle Andrew Thomas. They departed early in the evening.
“They greeted us and took us to the indoor practice facility where we saw the weight room,” Blount said. “We saw some of practice then they bused us to the stadium where they fed us in the locker room and we took pictures.”
Before exiting campus, Blount and Thomas spoke with Brian Kelly.
“What stood out was definitely how he didn’t even mention football until the end of the conversation,” Blount said. “He talked about what Notre Dame can offer us academically and the tradition of Notre Dame and the overall culture.”
Notre Dame associate head coach and wide receivers coach Mike Denbrock pitched to Blount the idea of playing multiple roles in Notre Dame’s offense.
“I met coach Denbrock, and he said they he can picture me in a Notre Dame uniform playing all of the wide receiver positions,” Blount said. “He sees me in playing slot, on the outside and catching deep balls.”
Blount considered meeting former Notre Dame star wide receiver Will Fuller, who was on campus for the Junior Day festivities, a highlight of the trip.
“I got to meet (Fuller) and take a picture with him,” Blount said. “He’s a great guy, definitely humble. It was an honor to meet him after seeing him run a 4.31 in the NFL Combine.”
The 6-foot-2, 192-pound wide out drew comparisons between Pace Academy and Notre Dame.
“Notre Dame isn’t a big campus, but it’s still a good size,” Blount said. “It’s definitely like Pace because the classes aren’t huge and education is a top priority.
Blount will return when Notre Dame takes on Stanford on Oct. 15.
“I don’t have any favorites but Notre Dame is definitely up there,” Blount said.
Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Oregon and Tennessee are other programs Blount named as high on his list.
“Location does not matter,” Blount said. “I’m looking for the best school overall, wherever that may be.”
Blount’s teammate, senior defensive back Mick Assaf, will be a preferred walk-on at Notre Dame this fall.