By the time the coming weekend is over, Mission Viejo (Calif.) High School wide receiver Warren Reuland (6-5, 205) will have visited two of his top schools in a week's span.
Could it be that the Irish and the Cardinal are the frontrunners?
"I haven't really narrowed it down, but I definitely like Stanford and Notre Dame a lot right now," Reuland admits. "Stanford was my first offer. When I was at Notre Dame's Junior Day, they said that they wanted to see me at one of their camps if they'll offer."
"They want me to come up to practice either this week or next week and go to one of their camps," Reuland says of the Bruins.
Last weekend, Reuland made his first trip to The Farm, and the experience was well worth it.
"It was my first time ever seeing the campus, and it was awesome," Reuland exclaims. "It is a really nice campus. We took a tour of the campus and met with the admissions office. They will give me the application in May, and I want to get the whole application done early and get it out of the way."
Reuland also spent time on the unofficial trip meeting with the Stanford coaching staff.
"I met with just about all of them, and talked with Coach [Tim] Drevno a lot up there. He's been recruiting me," Reuland describes. "I really liked the new staff. I really think they're going to turn it around."
At 6-5 but only 205, the Mission Viejo junior says that his football future is out wide.
"They want me to play receiver, and I think I'd be playing right away," says Reuland. "I'd have a really good chance to play my freshman year. I definitely want to go to a school that throws the ball."
This weekend, he will visit South Bend, where older brother Konrad Reuland is a tight end with the Irish. Warren says that Konrad has been helpful during this process, though he learned a lot during Konrad's turn two years ago.
"Konrad has talked to me and said it would be cool to play with me again, but he said, 'Go to the school that you want to go to. Don't base it on me,'" says the younger brother. "When he was going through the whole thing, I watched really closely and saw some of these schools when I was a freshman. I knew what a lot of schools were about."
The younger Reuland says that no pressure is coming from his family on where to go.
"My family is leaving it up to me, and they'll be happy with whatever my decision is," he maintains.
Reuland also has in mind an ideal timeframe in which he'd like to decide on his college future.
"I probably want to get it done by the end of summer, before the season starts," Reuland reveals.
An excellent student, Warren Reuland is sporting a 4.4 GPA, including classes currently in AP German and honors calculus as a junior at Mission Viejo. He has scored a 1920 on the SAT.
As a junior, Reuland had 35 receptions for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns.
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