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Irish top Spencer Perry’s expectations

Four-star safety Spencer Perry recaps his weekend in Notre Dame, offers his thoughts on a pair of safety targets and explains his commitment status.

Safety commitment Spencer Perry wasn’t sure what he would think of a game in Notre Dame Stadium, but after Saturday night, he’s sold.

“The game atmosphere wasn’t what I expected,” Perry said.  “It was better. The fans were great. I thought Max Redfield played great, and Will Fuller is unstoppable. That interception was nice, too.”

Perry spent time with uncommitted safeties Brandon Burton and Devin Studstill, who were on official visits. 

“We were together the entire time,” Perry said. “I think Brandon really liked it. But liking it for two days is different than liking it for the next four years. I talked to Devin about Notre Dame, but I’m not trying to be the reason why he picks Notre Dame. It’s his decision. I know he wants to take a visit to Miami. I was having fun, and Devin was with me the entire time, so I know he was having fun, too.”

Perry, who earlier this season considered taking official visits, is now figuring out the details of enrolling early at Notre Dame.

“I talked with the academic people about what I need to do to enroll early,” Perry said. “I think that’s something that might be in the cards for me. I’m done with everything. It’s Notre Dame for me.”

The 6-foot-3, 195-pound defensive back spoke with Brian Kelly, defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder and defensive backs coach Todd Lyght.

“We watched film of the game and talked about the different things that the safeties needed to be doing,” Perry said. “It wasn’t anything new they told me, they’re just ready for me to get up there and start putting in work.”

IMG Academy plays Paramus (N.J.) Catholic on Friday, but Perry will be watching from the sideline due to a torn labrum suffered at the beginning of the season. Perry hopes to be 100 percent by January. Top Stories