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Hallett Ready for Second Visit to Notre Dame

June 2, 2017
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2018 Cy Fair (Texas) cornerback Erick Hallett visited South Bend for the Blue-Gold Game in April and will return for Irish Invasion next weekend. The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder was blown away on his first visit, but this trip will be business as he will look to earn an offer from the Irish.

“I want to get another feel for the school and really get in front of the coaches to show them what I can do,” Hallett told Irish Sports Daily.

Defensive backs coach Todd Lyght has been in contact with the three-star prospect for quite some time and has told Hallett what the staff wants to see from him during the workout.

“He is like a mentor to me. He has obviously been through it all, so he tells me things from his experiences, and it has helped me,” said Hallett. “As of now, the coaches want to see me move in person and everything. They will be able to go from there once I get to workout at Irish Invasion.”

Hallett hasn’t been discouraged by the message from the Notre Dame staff and is looking forward to showing the coaches what he can do on the field.  

“I am pretty comfortable with it,” stated Hallett. “I have confidence in my ability to play football. I know I can go out there and show what I have to offer.”

The Texas native will also keep tabs on the coaches. Hallett briefly saw how the coaches communicate at the Spring Game, but this trip will allow him to see how they work with players and other members of the staff.  

“I would like to see how the coaches interact in person,” explained Hallett. “At the Spring Game, I saw how the interacted with the players, but I want to see how they interact on a personal level. I will get to see how they interact with the other kids there and me.”  

Notre Dame won’t be the only visit this summer for Hallett as he plans to go coast to coast this summer.

“I am planning to go to Dartmouth, UMass, Nevada, Washington State, and Yale over the summer,” he said.

The chance to play and attend school in the Ivy League is something Hallett takes pride in and is looking forward to seeing what Dartmouth and Yale can offer him.

“It makes me feel good that my work in the classroom hasn’t gone unnoticed,” Hallett said. “They see me in the classroom and as a person.”

It will be a tough decision for Hallett to turn down a football scholarship to attend an Ivy League program, but he knows that’s part of his process and is looking forward to making the call.  

“It would be hard to turn it down,” said Hallett. “At the end of the day, I have to weigh my options and do what’s best for me.”  

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