Things seemed to have heated up quickly between wide receiver Folsom (Calif.) High School 2023 Rico Flores Junior. and the Notre Dame coaching staff. The schedule has been very clear, Flores will make his first trip to South Bend next month, making an official visit June 10-12.
Less than a month later, on July 3, the California star is about to announce her decision to the university. Flores spoke to editor Ducks Digest Max Torres on its finalists, and Torres shared his comments with Irish Breakdown.
This date of engagement has been set in stone for a long time. This is something very important for Flores and her family.
“It’s my uncle’s birthday,” Flores explained. “He passed away, so I set this date forever. Even before I got my first offer, that was the plan. He was one of my biggest supporters.”
He recently released three final schools, including Irish State, Georgia and Ohio State in the final group. In a recent interview, Flores explained what makes each destination appealing to him as a potential candidate.
Flores on his potential fit with Notre Dame:
“Notre Dame, there are just great people there. It’s not a four-year plan. It’s a 40-year plan. You have great connections when you’re done with football and they have also big connections in California, like a lot of alumni, they have big companies and things like that.
Flores on his potential match with Georgia:
“Georgia, shoot, I just like how gritty they get over there. They show that punch and you know you have to work. It’s about grinding there. I’m not saying the other two aren’t, but that’s the South. It’s just how they roll and their personality is.
Flores on his potential match with Ohio State:
“I love everything about Ohio State, from Coach (Brian) Hartline, Coach (Ryan) Day, Coach Wilson…everyone. They feel welcoming. When I’m went there, they took me with open arms.
Even highlighting each team, Flores made it clear that no decision has been made yet. Each of the three schools remains in consideration.
“I like all three of them,” Flores explained. “They’re really neck and neck right now.”
Before the final decision, Flores has already made his travel plans. Although he hasn’t been to South Bend yet, he intends to make this trip before making his choice. This is an important section for the closure of the Notre-Dame program.
“The only one I haven’t been to is Notre Dame,” Flores noted. “I’m going there on June 10 for an official. Next week I’m going to Georgia on the 17th. Then my last week I’m going to Ohio State (June 24-26).
Flores was very open about his criteria for choosing a perfect school. It’s not just about what happens on the football pitch. He gets the full picture – and hopes to get a good indication if South Bend is the right place for him next month.
“Just the vibe outside of football really because you only have football for a few months and then there’s life,” he explained. “You have a life outside of football, so I just want to see what it’s like. I just want to see if I can see myself there, walking around campus and down the halls – stuff like that.
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“Ultimately, I want to find a place that feels like home, really a home away from home,” he continued. “Where they make you feel at home and what is the best opportunity for me.”
Notre Dame has made Flores a clear priority on the stretch. The staff worked hard on this one and were incredibly grateful for their efforts. They put themselves in a terrific position to wrap up.
“(Our relationship) is really strong,” Flores said. “Talking to both of them, they don’t even feel like coaches. They bring reality. You talk to some coaches and they have that coach’s personality, it’s not really authentic. Me and them have a close bond. Coach (Chansi) Stuckey I just arrived at my school on Friday. Him and Chad (Bowden) came to visit, see practices and stuff like that.
Just this week, Notre Dame offensive coordinator Tommy Rees was at school to see the wide receiver’s target.
Flores is coming off a vibrant junior campaign. He paced Folsom’s team with 1,157 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns on 81 receptions. He also took his only rush for 52 yards, while moonlighting as the team’s leading kick and punt returner, averaging 31.4 and 13.1 yards per return respectively. . He kicked off for a touchdown.
He’s a consensus four-star rookie across the board. Flores is currently the No. 155 overall player and No. 23 wide receiver in the 2023 class. He also ranks 11th among players in the state of California, a state in which Notre Dame has had some success. in the past.
Notre Dame, Ohio State and Georgia split among a long list of potential schools. Some of his other top deals include Alabama, LSU, Texas, USC, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, UCLA, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Washington State, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Arizona State, Cal, Louisville, and Arizona several others .
Content of the Irish distribution
Notre Dame List 2022
Schedule Notre-Dame 2022
Notre Dame 2023 Class Big Board
Notre Dame 2023 Commits Board – Offense
Notre Dame 2023 Commits Board – Defense
Notre Dame Scholarship Offers 2023
Notre Dame Scholarship Offers 2024
Ranking of signatories 2022 – Attack
Ranking of signatories 2022 – Defense
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