Brandon Newman (6-foot-1, 305 pounds) made his first visit to Notre Dame a couple weeks ago and he'll be back in town this weekend for Notre Dame's annual Blue-Gold game.
"I plan on making it up to the spring game," Newman said when asked about his weekend plans. "I've got a regional track meet and my football team is doing a fundraiser for the program this weekend. Its stuff that I can get out of, but I just need to make sure that I have things taken care of, so that I'm able to make the trip to Notre Dame.
"It's another unofficial. I was really impressed with my last visit, and so were my parents, so we want to go down there again. Notre Dame said it's a mock gameday, so they wanted me to come down and experience that first hand.
"I don't if I'll be able to get up there on Friday because of school and things I have going on after school," Newman explained. "We're going to try to leave late Friday, maybe early Saturday. I just want to make sure I see the game and all the pre-game activities. Hopefully we'll be able to get down there early enough to see all that.
Newman has scholarship offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Notre Dame, Stanford, Mississippi and Cincinnati. Many expect him to end his recruitment this weekend, but Brandon said that he's going to make sure he looks at all of his options before he makes his decision.
"I'm just going to take my time," Newman said. "It's probably one of the most impressive campuses that I've seen. They pretty much have everything that I'm looking for, but I want to keep my options open. It's real nice up there though.
As junior Newman made 68 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and eight sacks.