Herring Confirms Visit Date For Notre Dame

Ray Herring

Melbourne, Fla. safety prospect Ray Herring has had the Irish near the top of his favorites list since the beginning of recruiting. But with the firing of Tyrone Willingham, Herring admits the Irish have dropped a bit recently. However, the 5-11, 190-pound safety prospect says he's still planning on visiting Notre Dame. What did Herring think of his recent conversation with new Irish head coach Charlie Weis?

Melbourne, Fla. defensive back Ray Herring visited Georgia Tech last weekend and said he loved his visit to Atlanta.

"I loved it there," said Herring. "I liked everything about it. I liked the coach, the players and I liked it all. It's the perfect city for me."

Herring also has a few remaining visits on his schedule.

"I'm visiting Maryland this weekend," said Herring. "I have Tennessee on January 14 and Notre Dame on January 21."

The talented safety prospect said he also with new Irish head coach Charlie Weis yesterday for the first time.

"He seemed like a pretty nice guy," said Herring of Weis. "He told me I'm exactly what he needs on defense. Notre Dame is back in the picture again."

The Irish will try to set up an in-home visit sometime in January with Herring.

"We talked about setting one up. He said he wanted to come by, but I don't know when that will be," Herring said. "I know we were talking about it sometime in January."

Herring said he didn't have any in-home visits lined up this week, but has had an in-home visit with Georgia Tech already this season.

We asked Herring is the Yellow Jackets were his top team at this point.

"Yeah, they have a pretty good chance," he said. "I liked everything there. I felt comfortable there."

Comments: I think luring Herring from Florida is going to be a big challenge. Georgia Tech has a comfortable lead at this point and Herring seemed to really like Atlanta. With any Florida prospect, we usually don't get a good idea of how they'll like Notre Dame until after they take a visit. Herring still plans to visit so the Irish still have a shot.

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