Big visit coming up for Alloway

Jul. 3 -- At Wednesday night’s Ground Zero commitment ceremony, we caught up with Fontana (Calif.) Summit wide out Damian Alloway, who was on hand to support his 7v7 teammates...

Damian Alloway is one of the top receiver prospects out West and definitely among the fastest. He’s an explosive slot receiver with very good speed, runs well after the catch and can get behind a defense.

Alloway plans to make a late summer decision and has a big unofficial visit coming up.

“I’m going to Notre Dame July 23,” Alloway said. “I’m excited to see Notre Dame, not only is this my first time seeing the school, it’s my first visit to any school out out of state. I like Notre Dame a lot and have a real good connection with the coaching staff but want to see how comfortable I’ll be and how well I’ll fit in.

“I’m not afraid to leave home but want to make sure I’ll be comfortable in a different environment. I also plan to drive and visit Arizona and Arizona State and Oregon and Oregon State this summer as well. If everything goes well and I’m comfortable with my decision, I’ll commit right at the end of the summer.”

At one point early in the spring, UCLA looked like the team to beat and then California took over as the team to beat. The Irish look to be in a good spot right now.

“I would say Notre Dame probably leads now,” Alloway said. “Like I said though, I need to make sure I’m comfortable there because it’s a completely different environment than what I’m used to. After them, I would say UCLA is right there too.

“If I leave the state, it would be Notre Dame, if I stay closer to home, UCLA looks good. I still talk to Coach Yarber and Coach Martin at UCLA all the time and I’m also in constant contact with Coach Burns and Coach Peeler at Cal. I still want to take my official visits, even after I commit, but my commitment to my school will be solid.”

Alloway said he has already set up his official visit to Notre Dame for (Oct. 17) when the Irish host USC.


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