Hord Set For Unofficial Visit to Notre Dame

Kansas City, Mo. wide receiver prospect D.J. Hord is a hot prospect. The Insiders four-star wide receiver has a number of impressive offers already including an offer from Notre Dame. Irish Eyes spoke with the 6-1, 180-pund speedster on Tuesday as we got wind that he might be taking an unofficial visit to Notre Dame. The Rockhurst high school star confirmed he'll be in South Bend this weekend to watch the Irish take on Purude.

Wide receiver D.J. Hord says his high school team is back on track after losing a heartbreaker to their rival (Blue Springs) in the first game of the year.

"We've picked it up a bit," Hord said. "We're 2-1 right now. I have 17 catches for 210 yards and 2 touchdowns right now. They've been on me."

The Kansas City, Mo. native says he's also been trying to take in a few games during the weekends.

"I went to LSU last weekend, and I'm going to Notre Dame this weekend for an unofficial visit. I want to kind of take a few unofficial visits before I set my official visits."

What did Hord think of his LSU visit?

"I liked it," he said. "I liked the campus. They just built a brand new academic center which is cool. The spirit of the game was pretty crazy. I thought I'd fit in there pretty well. They're a pretty young team."

Next on the visit list is an unofficial visit to Notre Dame.

"I'm going to Notre Dame this weekend. It will be my mom, my dad and I. We should get there on Friday afternoon. I've never been to Notre Dame so I'm really excited to see what it's like. I've always wanted to see a game there. I'm really looking forward to it."

Hord says he hasn't set his official visits at this point and likely won't until later in the season. We asked the star receiver who he was considering for his official visits.

"Notre Dame and LSU, and I'm also looking at Tennessee, Missouri, K-State, Oklahoma, Wisconsin. There are some others. Tennessee is the only school that hasn't offered me. I probably won't set them for a while."

We asked Hord if he might commit on one of his unofficial visits if the school felt right to him.

"No, I'm pretty sure I'll take my official vists," he said.

Comments: Hord has recently said the Irish lead for his signature. We thought we'd wait until after he attends the game to get this thoughts on that. We do think he has a very strong interest in Notre Dame. We also think it's a good sign he's visiting this weekend with his family. We'll check back with Hord after his visit this weekend to get his thoughts on Notre Dame.

In the meantime, check out what the buzz is about in this excellent highlight film of Hord. You will quickly see why he's considered on of the top wide receivers in the 2005 recruiting season.

D.J. Hord Highlight Video


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