2020 ATH David Laney Ready To See Notre Dame For Himself

November 8, 2018

David Laney‍ has watched Notre Dame from afar and this weekend, the 2020 Virginia athlete will have a chance to see it and experience it up close.

“Notre Dame had sent me invitations through my school and my head coach would give them to me,” Laney explained of the communication he’s had with the Irish so far. “I came up to my dad one day and asked if I could go to this game. He said, ‘Yeah.’ So, we got plane tickets to go and I’m on my way there this weekend.

“I’ve always watched them on TV and seen that they’re a great football team and the atmosphere there is very good as well, so I wanted to check it out myself.”

The Highland Springs, Va., native is excited to learn more about Notre Dame.

“The coaching staff, how they coach their players, their relationships with their players and just the atmosphere of the game itself,” he said.

Laney currently has offers from Virginia, Louisville and Purdue.

“It feels amazing knowing I have three full scholarship offers as a junior,” he said.

He could play multiple positions, but expects to wind up in the defensive backfield.

“I usually play cornerback and free safety, but I can play pretty much anything the coach asks me to play,” he said. “Coaches always say they like my size, my height and my weight. I’m 6-2, 180. They like that I fly to the ball whether it’s in the air or on the ground, coming up to make the hit.”

Comfort will be a key when it comes time for Laney to pick a school in the end.

“The most important factor will likely be that it feels like home to me and for my family. It’s going to be a big decision going there for four years and staying there. I have to have a good relationship with my coaches and my teammates.”

He’s taken an unofficial visit to Virginia this fall, but Notre Dame is the only other one planned at the moment.

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