A significant Irish target expected on campus next month is three-star safety Amari Carter of Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) High.
“I’m building really good relationships with Notre Dame right now,” Carter said. “Coach Lyght came by a couple of weeks ago and the defensive coordinator came by last week. They have pretty heavy interest in me, and that’s a big deal. That’s what I look at first. Then I look at other parts of the school.”
When Carter travels to Notre Dame for Irish Invasion on June 18, it will mark his first time seeing campus.
“I have never been to campus, so I’m going off what I hear about it, and it’s been all positive things,” Carter said. “The coaches do a great job of selling the football and selling the school as a whole. They talk about life after football, and those are the type of things that I really listen to.”
Carter named Miami as his leader in an interview with Scout last week. But he prefers to consider a handful of schools as part of his lead group.
“There are a few schools that I communicate with a lot,” Carter said. “Miami, Notre Dame, Clemson, LSU, Pittsburgh, Kentucky. Those are the schools I’d say I talk to all of the time.”
Florida and Florida State have yet to offer Carter, but for the 6-foot-2, 183-pound athlete, leaving the state is a non-issue.
“It’s not a big deal, I just want to go somewhere I can get the most out of college and really grow,” Carter said.
Palm Beach Gardens also produced Irish defenders freshman safety Devin Studstill and sophomore Te’von Coney.
“I talk with Studstill pretty often,” Carter said. “He has nothing but good things to say about Notre Dame. They know I’m going to make the best decision for me, but I’ve only heard great things about it up there. (Studstill) has talked about how being up there has changed his outlook on things, like academics.”
Carter’s visit to Notre Dame is currently the only one on his schedule.
“Most likely I’ll take official visits in the fall,” Carter said. “I’m not trying to push for a decision any time soon. I’m really looking forward to getting up to Notre Dame for Irish Invasion and experiencing Notre Dame and going from there.”