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Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2022 WR Nicholas Anderson Impressed with Notre Dame & Del Alexander

April 5, 2021

Notre Dame has made its presence felt in Texas over the last few years and receivers coach Del Alexander is dipping into the Houston area this cycle. 

2022 Katy (Texas) receiver Nicholas Anderson‍ has set an official visit to Notre Dame for the weekend of June 18th and it's due to the relationship he's built with Alexander.

"I just really liked everything I heard from our Zooms and talks," Anderson told ISD. "I feel I really connect with Coach Alexander. I'd love to see the campus." 

Alexander has done well with big receivers over the last few years as Equanimeous St. Brown, Miles Boykin and Chase Claypool have found success in the NFL, so it's not surprising to hear that's been communicated to the 6-foot-4, 195-pounder.

"He knows how to build big receivers and how to use them," explained Anderson. "He knows how to make them game-ready for the NFL. That's kind of what he's been getting across to me." 

And yes, Anderson saw Claypool's success as a rookie, which is the ultimate proof. 

"It just kind of proves that he knows what he's doing," said Anderson.

The Katy program is not only one of the best in Texas, but the country. The program boasts nine state titles and a long list of Division I talent every season. 

Anderson credits Katy for getting him ready for college and feels it will be advantageous when he arrives at the next level. 

"Katy is a great school," Anderson stated. "They really have no holes in the program. They aren't lying when they say they'll get us ready for college. Everything up to the strength and conditioning to the nutrition part - they pound all that information into our heads."

Notre Dame also hit home with a Zoom presentation. In fact, the Irish crushed it when Anderson got to learn about Matt Balis' program.

"One Zoom that really stood out to me was the strength and conditioning," said Anderson. "I haven't seen anything like Notre Dame's. It's unreal. The technology they use and the way they build their players is really cool." 

When it comes to recruiting, Anderson plans to get to as many schools as possible as he wants to experience and see as much as he can to make a decision. 

In addition to Notre Dame, Anderson has set two more official visits and could lock in a few more in the coming weeks. 

"I'll take official visits to USC and Cal," Anderson stated. "Some other schools that have been on me a lot are Arkansas, Colorado, Mizzou and Florida State." 

Yes, USC's pitch might be as you imagined.

"They definitely flex how much they pass," laughed Anderson. "They made sure they got that point across."

Catching passes in college is important to Anderson as he wants to get a first-class education too.

"Academics are very important to me," said Anderson. "I want to find somewhere that can get me to the next level. If that doesn't work out, I want to have a degree I can fall back on." 

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