All Irish: Sam Mustipher

In the seventh of its series for the 2014 recruiting class, Irish four-star offensive guard commit Sam Mustipher is broken down with a recruitment recap, prospect analysis, and more.

Sam Mustipher (Offensive Guard 6'3", 286)

Location: Olney (Maryland) Good Counsel

Rank: No. 9 offensive guard, Four-star

Quick Hit:

Sam Mustipher busted onto the recruiting scene, picking up offers from Clemson, Florida, Maryland Michigan, Ohio State and North Carolina State. He visited Notre Dame in January of his junior year and picked up an offer.

Mustipher had an early plan to commit before the start of his senior year, and the spring of his junior year saw him take multiple college visits.

Mustipher visited the Irish in the beginning of April with his entire family, and that was the visit that sealed the deal. He was also high on Michigan and Ohio State, but Mustipher decided to commit to Notre Dame less than two weeks after his visit.

Mustipher participated in the Under Armour All-America Game in January. He was recruited by Harry Hiestand.

A solid offensive lineman, Mustipher will bring a competitive edge and a genuine desire to get better under this coaching staff.

Notable Quotable:

"I talk to other recruits on the offensive line that say Coach Hiestand is the best. He's just a down to earth guy. He's not really about his own accolades. When you go into meetings, he doesn't talk about what he's done. He talks about the players he's coached." – Mustipher "I sat with coach Kelly and he said ‘I wanted to personally inform you that you have $63,000 a year (offer) to attend University of Notre Dame.' Kind of surreal." – Mustipher

Links of Note:

Mustipher's Initial Commitment Analysis

Video Interview

Mustipher's profile, highlight clips & all stories

Note: Look for an in-depth film breakdown and analysis of how Kizer will fit into Notre Dame's defense in a follow-up story.

Mustipher is commit No. 7 broken down in the "All Irish" series. Click below to view the first six in the series:

WR Justin Brent

DE Andrew Trumbetti

LB Greer Martini

DT Jay Hayes

OG Jimmy Byrne

QB DeShone Kizer

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