Notre Dame gets commitment from 3-star safety Devin Studstill


Studstill chose Notre Dame over Miami, West Virginia, Texas and North Carolina.

The-top ranked Notre Dame verbal commit was 6-foot-5, 238-pound tight end Brock Wright, who landed at No. 34.

Notre Dame received a commitment from Florida defensive back Devin Studstill Tuesday evening, the 20th recruit in the 2016 class. Studstill made the news official on a local ESPN radio affiliate, giving the Irish one of Florida’s most talented and versatile defensive backs.

Studstill comes from the same school as Notre Dame freshman linebacker, Te’Von Coney.

Of his five finalists, he had maintained a top three for quite a while: UM, WVU and Notre Dame. That summer, Studstill named the Irish his leader.

Brian Kelly and Notre Dame assistant Autry Denson conducted an in-home visit with Studstill on December 3.

It seemed pretty obvious when Showtime announced its Notre Dame documentary that the exposure would be a boon to Fighting Irish recruiting.

“I’m taking my talents next year to the University of Notre Dame”, Studstill said.

Studstill brings another defensive back to a class that’s heavy at the position-a group that needs numbers as they prepare for the departure of Elijah Shumate and the potential loss of KeiVarae Russell.


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