Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Measurables: 5’11”, 189 lbs.
Accolades: Consensus 3-star recruit, All-State Florida 7A second team, 2015 Sun Sentinel large-school Defensive Player of the Year, No.4 prospect Palm Beach Post.
Impressive Offers: Miami, Texas, Michigan State, North Carolina
Projected Position: Safety
Quick Take: No defensive back was on Notre Dame’s radar earlier, with Studstill catching the staff’s attention as they recruited linebacker Te’von Coney the year before. While his star rating doesn’t get you out of your seat, a Texas and Miami offer is nothing to shrug at. In Studstill, the Irish have a prospect they view as a top-of-the-board talent a national recruit that’s severely underrated.
What he means to the Irish: At a position group with question marks across the board, Studstill has an opportunity in front of him this spring. The staff sees an instinctive football player who could be smooth enough in coverage to slide into a nickel coverage role as well.
After watching this defense play the past few years, a ball-hawking safety has long been desired. Studstill might be the best bet for that in this class. That Notre Dame pulled another kid out of Palm Beach Gardens is quite an accomplishment.
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