With 41 scholarship offers, Hakeem Flowers (6-foot-3, 180-pounds) is one of the most highly recruited athletes in the country and a lot of those offers are from schools that have had more success than Notre Dame over the past several years. Despite that, Flowers still has his eye on the Irish.
"I'm very interested in Notre Dame," Flowers said. "Notre Dame stopped by my school last week. I know that they have one of the top business schools in the country and a great tradition. I still want to find out more about them, so I'm going to take a visit up there and I'll be able to find out more about them and the campus. I don't have a set date yet. Coach Elston just told me to let him know when I'll be coming and he'll be up there.
"I think Notre Dame can be pretty competitive against any school. It isn't just another team. They're a great school and their tradition holds them up there pretty high. I think they can hold their ground against anyone. I like the stuff I hear about them."
Like a number of top recruits, Hakeem is hoping to get out and visit as many schools as he can in the coming months in order to help him make a more education college decision.
"As of right now, we're not that far away from the North Carolina, so we'll probably hit all of the North Carolina schools like North Carolina, Duke and Wake Forest," flowers explained. "Other schools we plan on getting up to are USC, UCLA and schools in that area that are recruiting me. I think when we visit Notre Dame we'll try to swing by Michigan some other schools up there.
"I won't be able to visit all of the schools that are recruiting me, so I'll have to research them over the internet and talk to the coaches and reach out to other people and see what they have to say about different schools. It's going to be a hard decision, but you need to sit down and research the schools and figure out which one will be the best for you.
"I think after my visits this summer I'm going to narrow it down and find the top schools that I'm looking at and try to focus on them and go from there," he said.
Flowers Staying In Contact With ND
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