Tuitt Trying to Keep Options Open

Despite landing a commitment from Aaron Lynch on Saturday, Notre Dame will likely continue to pursue Stephon Tuitt from Monroe High School (Monroe, Ga.) Tuitt plans on taking all of his official visits, and says that he'd like to take a closer look at the Irish football program.

Stephon Tuitt (6-foot-5, 252-pounds) (6-foot-5, 252-pounds) hasn't settled on which schools he will take his official visits to, but Notre Dame is one that he is considering.

"I like Notre Dame," Tuitt said. "They're pretty far up there, but I really want to see how the school is. I'm talking to the coaches, and they seem like great coaches. They're new coaches and they came in and are trying to build the program up. I want to get up there and see what the campus is like.

"I have to decide on these five official visits and that's going to be one of the hardest things to do."

One school that Tuitt has heard a lot of positive reviews about is Auburn. Stephon plans to take a look at the Tiger program for the first time next weekend.

"I want to go over and see what the campus is like," Tuitt said. "Going to these camps and talking to these players, a lot of them are looking at Auburn. Talking to them, they say that Auburn has a great coaching staff and it's a great school. I really want to see that for myself. I didn't get to go over there this summer, but now I do have a chance, so I want to see the school for myself.

Florida is school that Tuitt is starting look at a little harder, as the Gators have picked up their recruitment as of late. Stephon recently participated in a 7-on-7 at Clemson, and the Tigers are starting to make some noise. But Georgia Tech appears to have the inside track at this time.

"They (Georgia Tech) have a great coaching staff and I get along very well with them," Tuitt explained. "The defensive coordinator came from the NFL and they have a good defensive package. The defensive line coach is a great guy. Coach Johnson knows what he's doing with that offense and he knows what he's doing with that team.

"Another thing, I'm really close to it, so I get to go there a lot. I can see myself spending four years at Georgia Tech. My interest in them is high. I wouldn't say that they're my leader, but I have more interest in Georgia Tech, because I've have more visits there and I am more comfortable with them." Top Stories