Notre Dame Football Recruiting

2021 WR Liam Clifford Impressed With Notre Dame Visit

March 30, 2019

Liam Clifford‍ had been to Notre Dame before, but getting back on Saturday as a recruit on an unofficial visit was different.

“It was good,” the 2021 Ohio wide receiver said. “It was really fun. I really enjoyed it. I was really impressed with everything.”

The St. Xavier High School standout started his day sitting in on a wide receivers meeting before practice.

“Then, I went to practice, watched a two-hour practice,” he said. “There was a lot of energy. It was really up tempo. At the end, they had a full-on scrimmage. They were hitting a lot. That was fun to watch and see how the coaches had it set up.”

After lunch, the 6-foot-1, 190-pounder met with the strength staff and then had more time with wide receivers coach Del Alexander.

“I was the only wide receiver up there, so it was just me and we went over the film from the practice they had earlier,” he said. “We watched film for about an hour, an hour and half, so that was pretty cool.

“I thought it was cool to really be able to connect with the wide receivers coach and get to know him a lot better. Also, just to learn from such a great coach to be able to bring stuff back to my high school. I thought that was really cool.”

Alexander encouraged Clifford, who has early offers from Michigan, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Toledo, to continue working hard.

“He said it’s all about really trying to separate yourself,” Clifford recalled. “He really wants the chance to get to know guys before he offers them. He pretty much said he’s got his guys and doesn’t just recruit anybody. It was pretty cool to hear what he had to say.”

Clifford also noted the academic presentation as another “really impressive” part of the visit.

“The numbers show that they’re tops in everything,” he said. “I thought that was really, really impressive.”

He says he isn’t sure what’s next for him and Notre Dame as he doesn’t have his summer schedule mapped out yet.

“I know they want me to go through the camp, so I’ll consider doing that, but I’ll have to figure all of that out,” he said. “I’d love to get back up on campus and bring my mom because she didn’t get to go up. It’d be good to have her see everything.

“I’m definitely interested in Notre Dame. It was really, really fun.”

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