4-Star WR Damian Alloway Closing In on a Decision Between UCLA and Notre Dame

Nov. 24 -- Fontana (Calif.) Summit four-star receiver Damian Alloway is closing in on making a decision between UCLA and Notre Dame...

Fontana (Calif.) Summit receiver Damian Alloway (5-9, 170), visited Notre Dame earlier this month and will take an official visit to UCLA next month.

Once the trip to UCLA is over, Alloway said he'll be ready to make a decision.

"I’m going to for sure wait to visit UCLA, see both sides and then verify my decision," said Alloway.  "I think I'll be ready to make a decision.  I know I'm not jumping on a decision.  I'm able to get both viewpoints and make the best decision for myself."

Alloway had considered Arizona State for a third visit, but said it's down to the Irish and the Bruins.

"It's really down to those two schools," said Alloway.  "I had a good relationship with Arizona State's coaching staff, but I haven't talekd to them as much and I'm fine with that.  It's really just Notre Dame and UCLA for me."

The Irish hosted Alloway for their game against Wake Forest and Alloway said the trip was valuable for him.

"My uncle went out there with me and I liked it," said Alloway.  "It's Notre Dame.  They're on TV every week, they're a national school, the alumni base is everywhere, and a degree from Notre Dame is big.  It's awesome for anyone.  They're fourth in the nation and I get along really well with the coaches.   Coach (Mike) Sanford is recruiting me. I talk to Coach (Mike) Denbrock here and now, but Coach Sanford is the main one I talk to."

UCLA has had Alloway at games, but has yet to have him really visit the campus, so his official visit will go a long way in doing that.

"Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) and Coach Yarbs (Eric Yarber) have been recruiting me the whole time and I have a great relationship with them.  They've been pretty cool and then all my Ground Zero guys, Demetric Felton, Lokeni and Leni Toailoa and Krys Barnes, plus Breland Brandt, they're recruiting me.  And Nathan Meadors is too.  I've never been on campus with a tour or able to talk to the academic people, so I'm doing that on my visit and getting the full experience."

Alloway said he's talking with his family about where they think is best for him, and he said it's a mixture.

"My family is split half-and-half," said Alloway.  "Some think it's good to get away from home and the rest want me to stay home and see me play.  Everyone has their reasons, but all in all, they all want me to do what is best for me."

This weekend, Alloway will turn his focus back to his season, where 12-0 Summit takes on San Marino in the CIF-SS semifinals.

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