Irish assistant Autry Denson visited South Florida last week to check on prospects in one of the country’s most fertile recruiting grounds.
Four-star cornerback Latavious Brini made Denson's itinerary as the Mater Academy product from Hialeah Gardens was must-see material.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound defensive back, who also touts offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Miami and USC, was offered by Notre Dame last month. A summer visit is now in the works.
“I’ve heard that it’s a beautiful place and a great program, so I want to visit,” Brini said. “The DBs coach and RBs coach really want me to get up there, so I’m going to check it out.”
Brini said he’s had multiple conversations with Notre Dame defensive backs coach Todd Lyght.
“I got a real good vibe from the DBs coach,” Brini said. “He didn’t start off talking about football. He talked about the school and the academics, and I really liked that.”
Brini visited Athens, Gainesville, Tallahassee, and Tuscaloosa this spring, and a decision is expected this summer.
“I want to decide this summer but I’m still going to take official visits,” Brini said.
The Gators are the favorite to land Brini, who didn’t name a leader but said the Florida staff is recruiting him harder than anyone else.
Brini is a Scout 300 prospect and is the fourth-ranked cornerback in Florida.
“I’m a lockdown cornerback,” Brini said. “I can cover an entire side of the field without any help.”