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2023 Safety Commit Adon Shuler Enjoyed Return to Notre Dame

June 13, 2022

2023 Notre Dame safety commit Adon Shuler‍ has been a frequent visitor to campus over the last year and the New Jersey native was back on campus for his official visit over the weekend. 

The 48 hours on campus provided Shuler the chance to reconnect with the staff and commits, but it also was an opportunity to meet new people. 

"On Friday, we woke up and went to the facility to get our groups for the weekend, so it was cool to see who I was going to be with,” Shuler told ISD. “It was good and I got to see a lot of familiar faces.”

The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder’s group was all safeties and that was by design. 

"It was me, Peyton (Bowen) and Caleb (Downs),” stated Shuler. “We're all safeties and we got to build a better relationship." 

Shuler and Bowen were able to get to know Downs and learn more about each other, which was one of the highlights for the Irvington star.

"I think he felt good,” Shuler said of his time with Downs. “It was great to meet people from different areas. I'm from New Jersey, Peyton is from Texas and Caleb is from Georgia. We were talking about the different stuff that happens in our states, so it was really cool." 

Notre Dame’s national presence was something Shuler had known about, but it really hit him this weekend as he saw just how many states are represented on Notre Dame’s roster.

"It's awesome because we had a player panel and everyone on the panel was from different states,” explained Shuler. “There were guys from Hawaii and Richmond, so it was cool to see kids from all over the country decided to play for Notre Dame." 

Houston Griffith and DJ Brown hosted Shuler and the four-star prospect left knowing he found the perfect fit for him. 

"I feel I fit really well,” Shuler stated. “Everyone is relatable. They drop knowledge on me about Notre Dame when it comes to football and as a student-athlete." 

Shuler and his group also got plenty of time with Marcus Freeman and safeties coach Chris O’Leary.

"I got to build more of a personal relationship with them,” Shuler said. “It's different when you're not on FaceTime." 

And yes, Notre Dame made sure the recruits were able to get competitive as a trip to Warren Golf Course showed who had a golf game. 

"I would say me, but Peyton was good,” laughed Shuler when asked who was the best. “There were a few players that were good too." 

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