Irish Still On Radley

If Notre Dame is looking for a dynamic athlete that could make a difference on either side of the ball, Lucky Radley from Agoura High School (Calif.) might be a really good choice.

If Notre Dame elects to send a scholarship offer to Lucky Radley (5-foot-10, 185-pounds), they won't need to send a coach out to California to lure him to South Bend. The Irish already have the man they'll need on the current football roster.

"I have a lot of interest in Notre Dame, they're one of the top schools that I'm looking at," Radley responded when asked about his interest in the Irish. "One of my best friends Joseph Fauria plays tight end for them now. He's kind of pulling for them. Joseph has been telling me a lot about the school and he's said nothing but great things. The only negative is the weather, but that's not a big deal to me. I've actually never played in the snow, but I'd like to.

"[Notre Dame] has been up to my school, and that was the last time I talked with the coaches. I got an email from coach Polian yesterday, so we exchange emails. I've been talking to the coaches at Notre Dame about playing defensive back. When they came to my school, my coach connected me with the running backs coach, coach Alford.

"I like the coaches a lot," Lucky said. "I got to meet Charlie Weis when he was recruiting Joseph, and I was a freshman. He came to visit Crespi, and I got a chance to meet him, and he gave me a questionnaire to fill out. I thought that was great. I've been watching them since, and I know their coaches will have them on top.

"I was supposed to go down there for the spring game, but I couldn't make it, so I'm going to try to get down there again. I don't know if I'll get down there for their camp or not, but I'll get down there soon. I know Joshua Shaw, and he told me that we should take a trip together, so we'll try to go down there about the same time.

Every school in the PAC-10 is recruiting Radley and he already holds offers from Arizona, San Diego State, Utah State, and Western Michigan.

"I just picked up another offer from Iowa State," Radley announced. "They play in the Big-12, which is a pretty good conference, so I'm pretty fired up about that. I like playing against big-time competition and that conference is one of the best.

"I'm not sure what position I'll play in college, it depends on where I go. I really don't have a preference, so if they wanted me to play running back I would, but I would like to play safety. A lot of coaches haven't seen me play safety, and I think that's why they haven't talked about me playing there. I haven't played safety since my freshman year, but I'm going to play it again this year. Once I play safety, I think coaches will get a different perspective about me." Top Stories