Weis Visits Kamara

Wide receiver Duval Kamara of Hoboken high school (N.J.) was one of the many star high school football prospects to visit Notre Dame for the Blue-Gold Football game. The Irish have offered him a scholarship and he came anyway from his visit impressed.

Notre Dame received a commitment from Jimmy Clausen the day of the Blue-Gold Game, and just Monday they received a ‘yes' from tight end Mike Ragone. Duval Kamara (6-3, 205-pounds) isn't ready to make a decision, but he certainly enjoyed his first trip to Notre Dame.

"The visit was great," Kamara said of his trip to South Bend. "The whole trip was a great experience. Notre Dame has a lot of tradition and it would be a great place to go to school.

"Three things stuck out to most. The coaches are just great coaches. The whole campus is like one big family. And the fans were terrific. I really liked the fans. I did get to sign some autograph. It was great experience."

Kamara also had a chance to hang out with some of the top players in the country.

"I talked with Justin Trattou and Mike Ragone," Kamara responded when asked about the recruits he met while at Notre Dame. "I've spoken with Jimmy [Clausen] before so it was a lot of ‘hey, how you doing'. I met Regis [Arrelious] Benn in Maryland before; he's a great guy. I met Marvin Austin before in Maryland. I also met Major Wright.

"Benn and I actually talked a couple days ago. We try to stay in contact with each other. I have been on the phone with Mike Ragone a lot. We've been talking for a while. I try to keep in contact with Jimmy."

One of the recruits Kamara stays in contact with, Mike Ragone, recently committed to the Irish.

"I'm happy for him. I think that's a great fit for Mike," Duval said of Ragone's decision. "I'm not sure exactly when I'll decide, but it'll probably be around summertime."

Kamara will have plenty of options to choose from when he does make a decision.

"Notre Dame, USC, Florida, Penn State, Miami, Tennessee," listed Kamara when asked which schools had offered him a scholarship. "Maryland, Virginia, Rutgers, Connecticut, Boston College, Syracuse, Minnesota, North Carolina, Iowa, Michigan and Michigan State. There are more, but that's all I can remember right now."

In order to solidify Notre Dame's place among Kamara's top schools, coach Weis made sure to visit Duval's high school this week.

"Yeah he actually did," responded Kamara when asked if Weis visited him at school. "It was a crazy scene. A lot of people wanted to get his autograph and gets pictures with him.

"He handled it well. He just acts like himself. He's willing to give you autographs and take pictures with you. It was a great experience for me. It was a lot of fun."

Kamara did attend the Elite combine held on Monday, but he did not participate. Duval has an injury to his pinky finger that will require surgery. It has yet to be decided when the surgery will take place.

As a junior, Kamara had 43 receptions for 930 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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