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Grant Delpit to make surprise visit

IMG Academy will be well represented at Notre Dame this weekend, albeit in an unexpected way. Four-star safety Grant Delpit plans to visit despite coming into South Bend as an LSU commitment.

Connections at IMG Academy could net Notre Dame some help in the defensive backfield.

Four-star safety Grant Delpit will see the Irish up close this weekend on an official visit for the Stanford game. Delpit, a Texas native now at the prep school in Bradenton, Fla., had been a Notre Dame target before giving LSU a verbal commitment in July.

Delpit confirmed the visit plans in a text message after IMG Academy moved to 6-0 on Thursday with a 38-0 win over West Palm Beach (Fla.) Oxbridge Academy.

Notre Dame was among the scholarship offers Delpit considered before giving LSU a summer commitment.

Others in on the 6-foot-3, 181-pound prospect included Florida, Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Cal, Clemson, Florida State, Houston, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M and USC.

Delpit won’t be the only IMG Academy product in South Bend this weekend.

Four-star offensive tackle Robert Hainsey, an Irish commitment since July, is on the visit list. Same goes for four-star junior cornerback Houston Griffith, a Chicago native that transferred to IMG before this season.

The Irish have just one safety commitment in their ’16 class in four-star athlete Isaiah Robertson from Chicagoland.

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