MSU commit adds ND offer

Notre Dame offered new Michigan State cornerback commitment Austin Andrews last week. The Columbus (Ohio) St. Francis DeSales standout talks about what kind of shot the Irish have.

After the initial connection between Notre Dame linebackers coach Mike Elston and Austin Andrews, the three-star cornerback from Columbus (Ohio) St. Francis DeSales committed to Michigan State during a campus visit.

Notre Dame responded with an offer just three days later.

“When the offer actually came, it didn’t surprise me,” Andrews said. “That’s because a few days earlier, probably about a week, (Elston) and I spoke on the phone. That was the first time I had heard from them, and honestly I was surprised they decided to reach out.”

The 6-foot-1, 180-pound defensive back offered positive feedback on his Notre Dame offer.

“It’s a great honor,” Andrews said. “Not only is Notre Dame big with football, but they are academically huge. I only hear great things about them.”

Andrews committed to Michigan State on May 12 over offers from Boston College, Indiana, Iowa, Louisville, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Purdue and Wisconsin.

Along with Notre Dame, Ohio State has recently expressed interest, though the Buckeyes have yet to offer.

“I mean, I’m a solid commit right now,” Andrews said. “I am sticking to my decision. In the long run, we’ll see what happens.”

There are currently no visits on the horizon for Andrews.

“I don’t think I’ll go other than Michigan State,” Andrews said. “I know I’m done with camps.”

As a junior, Andrews had 33 tackles, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and one interception.

“Notre Dame really likes my aggression and how I play smart,” Andrews said. “They like my height for a corner and my speed.”

Andrews is a three-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 1 cornerback in Ohio and No. 36 overall cornerback the Class of 2016.


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