Irish Still Under Consideration

Ray Drew has the eyes of the recruiting world wondering where he's going to go college, but the defensive end from Thomas County Central High School (Thomasville, Ga.) isn't tipping his hand.

Like many schools, Notre Dame would like to add Ray Drew (6-foot-4, 240-pounds) to their 2011 recruiting class. Drew has stayed in contact with the Notre Dame staff over the summer, is still considering taking one of his official visits to South Bend.

"Right now, Notre Dame is a school that I am very interested in, and one that I will continue to keep a close eye on," Drew said. "I've looked into the school and know about their success. I know Notre Dame is second to none as far academics goes and they have a great football tradition.

"I'm just trying to build a relationship with them. It's about trying to get to know the other coaches better. I am still talking to coach Elston. I've talked to coach Diaco a couple times. He came down to my school and he seemed like a great guy.

"Right now, I just need to get up there and get a feel for the campus and see what the school is like," he said. "I just need to get up there, and hopefully that will happen before too long. There is a possibility that I'll take an official visit up there."

Drew will likely take all of his official visits, and then make his decision on signing day.

"Everyone is still in it right now," he said. "There are some schools that I know better than others, but I'm just trying to keep an open mind about everything, so in the end I know that I made the right decision.

"Right now, I'm just trying to do some research into some schools and their coaches, the history and stuff like that. There have been a couple coaches that I've have been in touch with recently though. I talked with Auburn not too long ago. I talked to coach Holt from Michigan, and coach Neuheisel from UCLA, but I'm just trying to keep an open mind about everything and get to know the real people." Top Stories