Junior Receiver likes Irish

Notre Dame lost Arrelious Been to Illinois this year, but the Irish will look to turn the tables with the next recruiting class as Notre Dame has it's sights set on junior wide receiver Brandon Green of Robeson high school (Chicago, Ill.)

Brandon Green (6-foot-1, 175 pounds) is a playmaker and he has the speed the Irish have been missing for it's receiving corps. Green will be a top target for Notre Dame and he has already taken a visit to South Bend.

"It was real nice," Green said of his visit to Notre Dame for the North Carolina game. "It was the first time going to a real college football game. It was nice when they walked through the campus for their pre-game. I liked that.

"The coaches just talked about how they do things at Notre Dame and how they have top students and that they graduate their football players. They talked about what college life was like and what they do in football."

Making the transition from Chicago to South Bend can be a challenge for kids and there have been a number of schools that have used that issue to recruit against Notre Dame. Green doesn't believe the transition will be difficult for him.

"I'm going to college to get an education and play football," Green explained. "I'm not going to school to party. I talked to Demetrius Jones and he said he liked it and that it was a great situation for him."

"I like the environment. I like the fans and how they cheer for the football team. It's a great academic school, and that's what I'm looking for. It's a nice school."

Although Notre Dame is a short trip from his home, Green didn't really watch the Irish when he was growing up.

"I didn't watch them that much, but I started watching them more last year when they started throwing the ball around. It's a good offense, because Charlie Weis likes to throw the ball. He'll run the ball and then set it up for the pass. I like their offense.

"I got to talk to coach Ianello and coach Lewis and they said they were recruiting me as a receiver. It's one of my top schools. I also like Ohio State, Northwestern and Iowa.

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