ND meets Studstill’s expectations

The Irish Invasion helped put Notre Dame in the top five for three-star safety Devin Studstill of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Notre Dame is highly involved in the recruitments of two standout Florida safeties, with Spencer Perry and Devin Studstill both moving the Irish up their board last weekend following stops at the Irish Invasion.

Studstill, a 6-foot-1, 183-pound athlete from Palm Beach Gardens, visited with his head coach and teammate, Florida State linebacker commitment VanDarius Cowan.

“I really enjoyed it,” Studstill said. “It was my first time visiting, and it was as good as I thought it was going to be.”

The highlight of the trip for Studstill was watching film with defensive graduate assistant and former Notre Dame linebacker Maurice Crum.

“It was great to pick the brains of the coaches because we were able to watch film from Irish Invasion today,” Studstill said. “I sat down with coach Mo (Crum), and we went over everything from last night.  He said that I shuffled my feet really well, I have good make up speed, and overall I played well.”

Following Studstill’s experience at Notre Dame, the Irish secured a firm spot in his top five. Miami and West Virginia are also top contenders, though he has yet to release an official list of top schools.

“I need to sit down with my family and figure all of that out,” Studstill said. “I am going to take all of my official visits before I decide.”

Studstill was named to Irish Illustrated’s list of top five defensive performers on the night after he showcased an aggressive demeanor and instinctive play in the secondary.

He has no other visits planned this summer.

Studstill is the former teammate of Irish freshman linebacker TeVon Coney.

Studstill is a three-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 77 safety in the Class of 2016.


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