Wide receiver George West has made his decision on if he'll enroll early for Notre Dame's spring semester.
"I'm going to enroll early," West said earlier Tuesday. "I'll be starting school on (January 17)."
West said the decision to enroll early was a hard one to make, but he's happy and at peace with his decision.
"I really wanted to stay here for my final semester of high school, but I just felt I needed to set myself up to accomplish my next set of goals at Notre Dame," said West. "I just felt it would be best for me to go there early, and it was something that had to be done.
"I can get a jump start on college now and really focus on trying to get on the field next year as a freshman."
Many Irish fans have speculated his decision to enroll early would be based on what his friend and fellow Oklahoman, Gerald McCoy, planned to do with his college decision. Many felt West's decision to enroll early might be a sign that McCoy would be choosing Notre Dame. Not so fast says West.
"I've talked to Gerald a bunch," West admitted. "But my decision had everything to do with me and nothing to do with him.
"I just had to make the right decision for me. But trust me, I made it clear to him I'm enrolling early, and now he has a spot to come to Notre Dame with me," West said with a laugh.
West's decision now opens up another scholarship for the Irish. At current count, the Notre Dame coaching staff can now issue three more scholarships to the remaining targets. Those being considered for the final slots are all currently participating in the Army All-American Bowl. The remaining targets left on the board for the Irish are McCoy, defensive tackle Butch Lewis, offensive lineman Sam Young, and offensive lineman Matt Carufel. Carufel and Lewis are set to make their decision during the All-American game played on Saturday, January 7. Irish Eyes will be at the practices and at the game bringing you all the best coverage all week.