Latest Florida offer has Irish connections

Notre Dame dipped into familiar and fertile recruiting territory on Thursday when it offered three-star athlete Amari Carter of Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.), the same school that produced Te’von Coney and Devin Studstill.

After signing linebacker Te’von Coney and safety Devin Studstill the past two cycles, respectively, Notre Dame wants a third Palm Beach Gardens prospect.

On Thursday, the Irish offered three-star junior athlete Amari Carter, the latest Palm Beach Gardens standout. Like Coney and Studstill, he’s targeting early enrollment.

“I’ve been talking some with coach (Todd) Lyght and coach (Autry) Denson, and we’ve just been getting used to each other a bit,” Carter said. “They want to get me up there and keep the pipeline of Palm Beach Gardens to Notre Dame going.”

Notre Dame is recruiting the 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect as a safety.

“They talked about me and Devin being back there at the same time,” Carter said. “Some schools are recruiting me for wide receiver, but I’m an athlete and can play anywhere on the field. My primary position is safety.”

Carter also holds offers from Illinois, Miami, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

“UNC is my leader, but I don’t have a top five or anything like that,” Carter said. “I would say Notre Dame is now pretty high on my list.

“Notre Dame is a good school from an academic standpoint, and they have a good football team. I know that with your name being associated with a Notre Dame degree, you are set up for life.”

Studstill enrolled at Notre Dame in January. Coney was also a mid-year enrollee.

“I haven’t talked to Devin yet much about Notre Dame because he just got there, and I didn’t want to get information about the school without him really knowing a lot about it,” Carter said. “I know I’m going to talk to him soon.” 

Carter travels to Coral Gables on Saturday to visit Miami. The Hurricanes offered last week. Carter plans to visit North Carolina and Florida State this spring. 

As a junior, Carter registered more than 60 tackles and had three interceptions. Top Stories