Keeping an open mind's No.1-rated defensive end, Everson Griffen of Agua Fria high school (Avondale, Ariz.) will make an immediate impact when he gets to college. He's been offered by just about every school in the country but four schools are getting official visits.

Notre Dame needs a big-time impact player along the defensive line and Everson Griffen (6-foot-4, 265 pounds) certainly fits that mold. The Irish will have the first crack at impressing Everson when he travels to South Bend to watch the Irish take on the Stanford Cardinal.

"We have a bye this weekend, so I'm visiting Notre Dame this weekend," Griffen replied when asked about his plans to visit Notre Dame. "I just want to get to campus and see what its like on a gameday, what the players do and see the coaches interact with the players.

"I don't have a team out front, that's why I want to take my visits to see what school fits me best. I have Oregon November 4, November 25 USC and UCLA December 2. I don't know who will get my last visit." Top Stories