Notre Dame target Jamire Calvin has always had intentions to make an official visit to South Bend. Now that October has arrived he expects that to happen soon.
Calvin, a 5-foot-10, 150-pound three-star wide receiver from Los Angeles, has targeted either the Stanford or Miami games to get his look at Notre Dame.
“I’m going to Oregon State this weekend and then after that will be Notre Dame,” he said. “I haven’t made a decision as to which game yet.”
Hunter Echols, a four-star defensive end and Calvin’s cousin and teammate at Cathedral High School, is expected to tag along on the visit. Echols currently is committed to USC.
Notre Dame assistant coach Mike Denbrock has remained in close contact with Calvin.
“I talk to them pretty much every week,” Calvin said. “He's telling me to visit out there and how they want me to be in their offense and stuff like that.”
Despite Notre Dame’s 2-3 start, Calvin sees a lot to like out of the Irish offense.
“I've watched them a couple times,” he said. “I feel like I could fit in pretty well in their offense.”
Calvin is pleased to see California native Equanimeous St. Brown doing so well this season.
“I’m kind of close to both of his brothers,” Calvin said. “It's good to see him go out there and ball. It makes me feel like they're not, like some southern schools, where they just want to play their guys. They open up and let everybody play including the California guys.”
Through 3 ½ games, Calvin has recorded 37 catches for a team-high 713 yards and six touchdowns.
He missed a game and a half with a shoulder injury.
“I came down wrong when I dove for a pass,” he said. “I’ve been playing pretty well. I’m making plays after the catch and catching everything pretty much.”
Echols is third on the team with 33 tackles and has posted a team-high 3 ½ sacks.
“He's doing really well,” Calvin said of his cousin. “He's playing really well. He gets a lot of double teams. They’re not running to his side much this year.”
Calvin plans to announce his college decision at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl his January.