A visit to South Bend was all it took for Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) three-star quarterback Ian Book.
Notre Dame offensive coordinator Mike Sanford convinced Book and his family to take a trip to Notre Dame, and that was all she wrote.
Already committed to Washington State, a two-day trip to the campus and a meeting with head coach Brian Kelly caused the No. 18 Pro-Style QB to flip his commitment.
“I just fell in love with Notre Dame,” Book said on the phone late Tuesday night to BlueandGold.com Recruiting Analyst Andrew Ivins.
“I got the whole campus tour on the visit and I went into [head coach] Brian Kelly’s office. He offered me a scholarship and I told him that I just needed sometime to think things over with my family.”
The 6-0, 193-pound quarterback said that he waited a week to flip his commitment “out of respect of Washington State.”
“I just didn’t want to not tell them. I really wasn’t thinking about visiting any other schools, but then Notre Dame popped up and with the tradition they have, it was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.”