Four-star TE Luke Farrell will visit Notre Dame on Thursday

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

One of the nation’s top tight ends will visit Notre Dame on Thursday.

Luke Farrell, a four-star prospect from Perry, Ohio, told ND Insider he plans return to campus this week.

The 6-foot-6, 240-pound tight end received an offer from the Irish on June 2, but it wasn’t the first he had heard from Notre Dame. Farrell attended last summer's Irish Invasion camp and Notre Dame's win over North Carolina in October.

Farrell said ND tight ends coach Scott Booker came by Perry High School in May before eventually extending an offer.

"It's cool they're considering me because of the academics and the football tradition they have there," Farrell said. "That's why I'm visiting."

Farrell visited Michigan State on Tuesday. He will compete in a seven-on-seven tournament with his teammates at MSU on Wednesday.

Farrell will be joined by his father on the Notre Dame visit. He said he hopes to learn more about the academic opportunities and receive a tour of campus.

As his list of scholarship offers has hit double digits following a junior season with 44 catches for 760 yards and seven touchdowns, Farrell has narrowed his focus to five schools: Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, Boston College and Michigan State. Notre Dame is the only one of those programs without a tight end commitment in the 2016 class.

Rivals ranks Farrell as the No. 7 tight end in the country and No. 195 regardless of position. 247Sports slates him 12th at tight end and No. 262 overall.

Below are junior highlights of Farrell via Hudl.

Four-star tight end Luke Farrell will visit Notre Dame on Thursday (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)