Brian Sanderford - Times Record

Tre Norwood impressed with Irish

Three-star cornerback Tre Norwood got his first look at Notre Dame this weekend and he was impressed with everything he saw. Now the Irish want to close the deal on this Arkansas athlete.

An offer from Notre Dame earlier this month prompted Louisville commitment Tre Norwood to reopen his recruitment to give a couple of other schools a look before Signing Day on Feb. 1.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound three-star cornerback from Fort Smith, Ark., used an official visit to Notre Dame this weekend to learn more about the Irish.

“I enjoyed myself,” Norwood said. “First time on campus seeing everything and I was really intrigued and impressed about things.”

Notre Dame’s coaching staff did its best to provide Norwood with as much information as possible regarding his fit in the new defense and the value of a Notre Dame degree.

“I had a chance to talk with all of them and they're all great guys and all are looking to help me achieve my goals,” Norwood said. “They just want the best for me, to graduate and to have a great football career. They’re super great coaches and people. I think very highly of them.”

Norwood left South Bend with a positive feeling about the school and football program.

“I think I'd fit well with the school, being that I take academics serious and that they come first,” he said. “I fit in with the football being that they play a lot of press and a lot of man.”

Notre Dame will make an in-home visit with Norwood on Thursday and after that he plans to make one more official visit, either to Oklahoma or Oklahoma State, prior to signing day. ranks Norwood as the 114th best cornerback in the country.

As a senior, Norwood recorded 35 tackles, two interceptions and broke up six passes. He was named first team all-state and all-7A conference. He also played quarterback at Northside. Top Stories