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Notre Dame Could Make Sense For 2022 S Devin Moore

June 11, 2021

Those who know Devin Moore‍ weren’t surprised to see the top 2022 Florida safety prospect include Notre Dame – and Stanford for that matter – among his top schools.

“Everyone knows how prestigious and how great of a school Notre Dame is,” Naples High School defensive backs coach Marvin Gray Jr. says. “Devin is really, really high on academics.

“That's a reason that Notre Dame made the cut. Also, the winning tradition there at Notre Dame.”

Moore takes an official visit to South Bend this weekend.

“It's pretty much what you ask for in the college, when you're looking at a place to go to, winning football games and academics,” Gray continues. “You get the best of both worlds, so that is definitely one reason Notre Dame made the cut.

“Also the coaching staff. I feel like that the new coach and staff, the defensive staff that's just been brought in Devin really, really likes those guys.”

Naples defensive coordinator Cliff Greer sees the same things.

“Knowing him and knowing the kind of kid he is, I think he was probably attracted to Notre Dame because of their history and because of the high-academic reputation of the program,” says Greer. “With Notre Dame and Stanford both making his final cut, I saw what he was leaning toward. He wasn't just worried about going to a football school. He really wanted to think about his future and having that on your resume, that's a pretty big deal getting a degree from an institution like Notre Dame.

“I'm sure that's also a big deal to him, which I'm glad that he already knows.”

Moore is set to take an official to Stanford next week.

His older brother Dante played college basketball and always tried to set the example of being a true student-athlete and sees the inclusion of the Irish on a list that also includes schools like Florida and Alabama.

“They've been pretty well-rounded as far as the football program goes,” Dante says of the Irish. “They've had a lot of success for a long time actually, but while we've been alive, the past decade or so, they've been in the top five consistently. He also has NFL aspirations. We both know that they produce some very good football players toward that league.

“But also, you'd be a fool to not acknowledge that their academic standing isn't above a lot of schools out there. Being able to get that degree, have that ridiculous amount of connections that I'm sure they provide and play for a winning football program. The balance is there for Notre Dame. I think it's a pretty wise choice for him to have them in his top five.”

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