Jalen Harris talks Irish in-home visit

Notre Dame coaches Mike Elko and Brian Polian spent Monday evening in the home of three-star defensive end Jalen Harris. The visit went well and Harris is scheduled to officially visit South Bend this weekend.

Notre Dame’s recruitment of three-star defensive end Jalen Harris is moving quickly.

The Irish offered the Arizona commit earlier this month and Harris scheduled an official visit to South Bend for the final weekend before signing day.

On Monday, Irish defensive coordinator Mike Elko and assistant coach Brian Polian made an in-home visit with Harris and his family.

“It was a great time,” said Harris, a 6-foot-4, 205-pounder from Mesa, Ariz. “I really enjoyed it.”

The Irish message hasn’t changed from when they first offered him.

“They think I'm a great player and can fit in the scheme and develop into something really special,” Harris said. “I felt great about it.”

Harris and his father Sean, who played football at Arizona before spending seven years in the NFL, asked many questions about how Harris would fit into Notre Dame’s defense.

“We asked a few questions to get more of an understanding of the scheme, but they covered a lot,” Harris said. “I will get to see more when I get up to South Bend.”

Harris committed to Arizona in August and also officially visited Illinois and Washington.

South Bend is his final stop before he makes a final decision on his future.

“I’m looking for a place I know I can fit in at and where I am needed, not just wanted,” he said.

Arizona has an in-home visit scheduled for Thursday.


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