Rising junior eager for Irish Invasion

Rising junior cornerback Bookie Radley-Hiles landed an offer from Notre Dame last month. He plans to attend the Irish Invasion this weekend.

Last month, Notre Dame offered a scholarship to rising junior cornerback Bookie Radley-Hiles.

The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder from Calabasas, Calif., plans to visit this weekend for the Irish Invasion.

“I talked to somebody yesterday and I'm trying to get that finalized by Tuesday,” Radley-Hiles said. “I've had contact with coach (Todd) Lyght when he came out to spring practice. I called him a few times too and we talked about it and me possibly coming up there. I've been trying hard to do that.”

Radley-Hiles plans to use his time in South Bend to familiarize himself with Lyght’s coaching style and learn more about the campus.

“I just want to learn everything, learn the terminology and how they work up there and to see how I fit and if I like the city,” he said.

He’s also hoping to represent the West Coast.

“I just want to show them that the West Coast is what we say we are,” he said. “It's just backing up what we preach. I am my city so I want to back up what we preach.”

Arizona, Arizona State, Florida, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Tennessee, UCLA and USC are among the other schools that have offered Radley-Hiles.

He plans to consider all of his options before narrowing his list.

“Everything is open right now,” Radley-Hiles said. “I've been thinking about a lot of schools. I'm going to take my time with the process. Every school has an equal shot at me right now.”

He has already visited USC, UCLA, Georgia and Nebraska and plans to see Alabama, LSU and Michigan in the near future.
Next month he’ll travel to Canton, Ohio for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy and use that time to visit Ohio State.


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