Spencer Boyd (5-foot-10, 175-pound) hasn't been back to Notre Dame since he committed to the Irish in July, but he will be this weekend when the Irish take on USC.
"This will be my official visit," Boyd said. "I just want to see a good game and experience where I'll be spending the next four years. I'm really excited, I can't wait to get up there and visit again. Hopefully they win. It's going to be a big game and there's going to be a big crowd, so it's going to be crazy. I know it's been a pretty crazy week for them. They've had two weeks to prepare so they should be ready and it should be a good game.
"I think they definitely can beat them, it just depends on how good they play. I don't know their gameplan, but I guess it comes down to just how good each team plays, and you never know what can happen in a college game.
The Irish have played four tight games of their first five, and Boyd has been keeping a close eye on his future teammates.
"I've watched everyone," Spencer explained. "I have all of them recorded at home. I watch them as a fan. They've been squeaking by some teams, but I think they look pretty good, especially Jimmy Clausen. "
Boyd made a name for himself at running back, but he's changed his focus onw that he'll be playing cornerback at Notre Dame.
"I've really been working on defensive back, because that's what I'm going to play at the next level," Boyd explained. "I didn't play any corner until last year and I only played the last five games at corner. I play safety and corner, but mostly corner this year. I like it a lot because I get to come up and hit. I'm trying not to pick up any bad habits, I'm just trying to concentrate on the things that coach Brown taught me when I was there."