Boone Has Irish In The Mix

Kadron Boone from Trinity Catholic High School (Ocala, Fla.) has a load of scholarship offers from some of the top programs in the country, but he has narrowed his choices down to nine.

Notre Dame would still like to add two more wide receivers to the 2010 recruiting class and Kadron Boone (6-foot-1, 195-pounds) appears to be a prospect that the Irish have a legitimate shot to sign. They'll find out soon how good that chance is when Kadron narrows his list of schools from nine.

"Right now, Notre Dame is in the top-nine, so they're sitting pretty good right now," Boone responded when asked about his interest in the Irish. "I'm going to be cutting my list down a little bit more, by the end of this month or early August. I think it will be five or less. I'm going to take the schools that have everything that I'm looking for and that fit me personally. If it's three schools, I'll take three visits. If it's four schools, I'll take four visits, if it's five, I'll take five.

The other eight schools under consideration are Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Miami and Cincinnati

"All the schools that are recruiting me are doing a good job," Boone said. "I'm being recruited by some great people. They're all great schools and right now I don't even know who will make my final list of schools. Some of these schools I didn't know too much about, but the recruiters are doing a heck of a job. They're answering questions that I need to have answered."

Notre Dame is one of the schools Boone knew little about, but newly hired running backs coach Tony Alford has done a terrific job of building a bond with Kadron.

"Coach Alford asked me what I knew about Notre Dame and I told him honestly that I didn't know too much about them," Boone explained. "I only knew that when you graduate from Notre Dame with a degree that you're pretty much set anywhere. That's the only thing I knew about them. Coach Alford answered pretty much all of the questions I had about Notre Dame the first day that we talked.

"I had a question about some of their religion classes that I asked him at 9:00 at night and at 8:00 the next morning I checked my email and I had an answer. Since day one he seemed like he was reading my mind. He was hitting on point with pretty much everything, and he's been straight-up with me with the way that he's been recruiting me.

"I like him," Kadron said. "He's a great guy. He doesn't tell you stuff that you just want to hear, he'll be straight-up with you. He wants a guy that will come in and be hungry. He doesn't want to recruit a guy that's content to sit the bench. He wants a hungry guy that can come in and make a big impact and help Notre Dame win a national championship."

Boone isn't ready to leave for college just yet. He has his senior season to complete and he doesn't want recruiting to get in his way.

"I'm going to look at these nine schools and find the best fit for me," Boone said. "Right my decision is probably going to be after the season. I want to keep my mind focused on my schoolwork and on my senior year. After football season, I'll take those visits. I don't want to be in a game, and be in a pressure situation and have my mind on a plane ticket or thinking about how a visit is going to go, and what I'm going to be doing this weekend. I want my mind focused on the game." Top Stories