Notre Dame football recruiting: Top QB target schedules visit

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Kyle Allen has been eyeing a Notre Dame visit since being offered inlate April. Now the unofficial visit has a date attached to it.

On Monday, the junior quarterback from Desert Mountain High inScottsdale, Ariz., pinpointed June 10-11 as his scheduled visit daysto Notre Dame.

Allen will make the trip after competing in the Rivals100 Five-StarChallenge in Chicago on June 7-9.

Allen, considered one of the top pro-style quarterbacks in thecountry, has emerged as one of Notre Dame's top quarterback targets inthe 2014 class following the transfer of Gunner Kiel. He's ranked asthe No. 4 pro-style quarterback by both and ranks Allen as the No. 27 recruit overall, and 247Sports slateshim at No. 47.

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound quarterback earned an invite to Nike's Elite11 finals, which crowns the nation's top quarterback, after competingin the Chicago regional camp earlier in May.

After participating in the Chicago Nike Football Training Camp earlierthis month, Allen told the South Bend Tribune he's started to study upon Notre Dame's offense.

"They run a lot of different things depending on what quarterback theyhave in there," Allen said. "If Tommy Rees is in they'll run someunder center stuff. They spread it out with a lot of differentformations. But they run the same kind of concepts out of all thedifferent formations.

"They just switch it up and that's what we kind of do at our highschool. I talked to (offensive coordinator and quarterbacks) coach(Chuck) Martin about that for a while and we really connected on thosekind of things."

On Monday, Allen said no other visits have been finalized for thesummer. Ohio State and Alabama, who both offered this spring, arelikely to receive visits.

New rankings released

The tail end of spring evaluations have produced new rankings from CBSSports Network recruiting analyst Tom Lemming and Rivals.

On Rivals, three Notre Dame commitments were named to the top 100 listfor the 2014 class. Running back Elijah Hood tops the list for theIrish at No. 13. Close behind is offensive lineman Quenton Nelson atNo. 16. The newest Irish commit, offensive lineman Alex Bars, alsomade the list at No. 56.

Lemming released the lowest quarter of his top 100 on Atrio of Irish commits made the list between 76-100: Nelson at No. 81,defensive end Andrew Trumbetti at No. 94, and Bars at No. 98.

Both Rivals and MaxPreps will continue releasing new recruitingrankings throughout the week.

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