Three-Star DB Chigozie Anusiem Talks Notre Dame Offer, Cal, UCLA and USC Visits On Tap

June 8 -- La Habra (Calif.) Sonora defensive back Chigozie Anusiem picked up offers from Notre Dame and UCLA on Monday, could get more, and talked about his potential visits...

This story was done before UCLA had offered Anusiem. We will get quotes from him about his UCLA offer to add here.

Everyone is looking for long, athletic corners and Chigozie Anusiem is easily among the best in the region.

Anusiem is a lean 6-2 with long arms and excellent speed and quickness. He clocked a 4.61-40 at the Nike Opening Regional Camp in Redondo and plays with that same kind of burst and athleticism with the pads on.

Anusiem looked good as a receiver as well, showing off the ability to run away from a defense but we really like his upside in the secondary. He could grow into a safety down the road but has a corner frame and athleticism and has a chance to be a special player at the next level.

On the recruiting front, Anusiem has now hit the double-digit offer mark and picked up a big one from Notre Dame on Monday.

"Notre Dame is a big offer, I'm very excited about it," Anusiem said. "Brian Polian (ND special teams coach) is the coach who offered me and we have a really good relationship. We have been talking for a while now and they came down and saw me practice so I kind of saw it coming but it was still exciting to pick it up.

"They like me as a corner/safety and I'm going to try and get down there for a visit this summer. I have a lot of interest in Notre Dame, it's a great school not just football wise but academically as well so hopefully I can get out there."

Anusiem has several other schools in mind for visits as well.

"I'm camping with USC this Sunday for their Rising Stars Camp," Anusiem said. "I grew up a USC guy so that would be a big offer for me. I plan on visiting Cal for sure and I'm going to try and make it up to Arizona (offered) as well.

"I'm also going to camp at UCLA on June 25th and I think they could be close to offering. I've been talking with the DB coach, Demetrice Martin so hopefully that happens as well. Right now, I have no plans to make an early commitment. I plan to take all of my official visits in the fall. I'm still open to everyone, no leaders and will narrow my list down at the end of the summer."

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