Coach: Prestwood's Transfer to ND Complete

Former four-star offensive tackle Jordan Prestwood's move from Florida State to Notre Dame is now official, his former coach said. Prestwood has been accepted into the school and will have four years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2011 season under NCAA transfer rules.

Jordan Prestwood's move to Notre Dame has been talked about for a while, and is former high school coach told IrishEyes.com it is now official.

The 6-foot-6, 275-pound Prestwood's transfer from Florida State to Notre Dame is completed.

"It's Notre Dame all the way," said Prestwood's former coach, Plant City (Fla.) High's Wayne Ward. "I talked to him two weeks ago that he was excited to be coming up and looking to making a name for himself there and ready to get going."

So, does that mean Prestwood is all set to go to Notre Dame?

"He is," Ward said.

Prestwood was a four-star prospect and ranked the No. 10 offensive tackle in Scout.com's 2011 recruiting class. He graduated from Plant City High early and enrolled at Florida State in January.

However, after the spring semester, Prestwood asked for and was granted his release. He made an official visit to Notre Dame in the summer, and after getting his paperwork cleared, made the expected decision to enroll.

"It's one of those things where he feels like he came back and made the right decisions," Ward said. "He took his time and made sure it was the right move for him."

Under NCAA transfer rules, Prestwood must sit out the 2011 season. He will be eligible in 2012 and have fours seasons to play.

"I think he'll be fine," Ward said. "He's a lot further along than most incoming freshmen because he had the semester of college experience."


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