Official Visit Set For Notre Dame

Just a couple days ago, five-star forward Ryan Kelly narrowed down a list of several scholarship offers, to a lucky six programs.

In no particular order, Notre Dame, Duke, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and North Carolina are the six schools Ryan Kelly is still considering.

In September, the 6-foot-10, Raleigh, N.C., product will get to see the Notre Dame campus again in person. Kelly and his folks will be in South Bend on the weekend of the 13th, as the Irish football team hosts Michigan.

"That is true, and we are looking forward to that," Doreen Kelly, Ryan's mother said. "I'm very excited about that. We're excited for Ryan to get the opportunity to take a closer look at things."

A member of the United States U-18 team last month, Kelly helped the country earn a silver medal. As a junior at Ravenscroft School, he averaged 23.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and four blocks.

Kelly and his parents took in Notre Dame back in February, and watched the Irish beat Syracuse, 94-87. They sat near the McAlarney family, as Kyle McAlarney poured in a game-high 30 points.

"That was especially exciting sitting near Mrs. McAlarney," Mrs. Kelly said.

"It's an incredible place," Chris Kelly, Ryan's father, told Irish Eyes a few weeks ago. "We really had a great time with the coaches and got to meet some of the players, and take a tour and see what was going on up there."

Kelly plans on taking visits and learning more about his finalists. He is currently on vacation for a week, and isn't allowed to touch a basketball. Irish Eyes hopes to catch up with him in the future.

"It's an exciting time, and it's hard when you're looking at all these great schools," Mrs. Kelly explained. "Notre Dame makes that list because among the schools, it has that combination of athletics and basketball and it's as simple as that." Top Stories