Gustin wants to see Notre Dame twice

Four-star linebacker Porter Gustin of Salem (Utah) Salem Hills picked up an Irish offer ten days ago, and he's already scheduled multiple visits to visit campus.

Four-star linebacker Porter Gustin of Salem (Utah) Salem Hills already has two visits planned to Notre Dame.

"I'm visiting on June 20 for the Irish Invasion camp, and I'm also taking an official visit to Notre Dame for the Michigan game," Gustin said. "Notre Dame vs. Michigan, that's going to be big-time."

In fact, Gustin's only scheduled official visit so far is to Notre Dame, who offered over a week ago. He also claims offers from the likes of Florida State, Ohio State, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA and USC.

"I had been talking with Coach (Bob) Elliott on Twitter, so I was hoping that Notre Dame would offer," Gustin said. "It was a pretty quick turnaround, he gave my film to the other coaches and they really liked it, so they offered. Since then, he's come and watched one of my baseball games."

"I've always liked Notre Dame," Gustin said. "From the tradition, to the football to the academics, just everything about it. My cousins and I grew up watching Rudy and watching Notre Dame play on television."

Notre Dame is recruiting Gustin as an outside linebacker/weak side defensive end.

"Coach Elliott likes my length and my aggression," Gustin said. "They like me as an outside linebacker/hybrid defensive end guy. He said I could also end up playing middle linebacker."

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound linebacker hasn't released an official group of favorites, but he did name schools that have piqued his interest.

"Notre Dame, USC, UCLA, Washington, and Ohio State," Gustin said.

Gustin will start at both quarterback and outside linebacker for Salem Hills this season. He was the starting quarterback last year until he broke his hand four games into the season. Up to that point, he was the nation's co-leader in touchdown passes.

Gustin is also a standout player on the diamond, holding a 7-1 record this year as a pitcher. Salem Hills just escaped being sent home via double elimination in the playoffs with a victory on Monday night, when Gustin pitched.

"I'm not sure yet about doing both in college," Gustin said. "Most coaches I've talked with say they have no problem with it."

Gustin also plans to visit Florida State and Ohio State this summer. Top Stories