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2024 DL Justin Scott Breaks Down Return To Notre Dame

March 26, 2023

Justin Scott‍ got down to Notre Dame this past weekend for his long-awaited return.

And, by all accounts, everything went well with the elite 2024 Illinois defensive lineman.

“It was good,” Scott told Irish Sports Daily. “We got to see practice. I got to meet with Coach (Marcus) Freeman, Coach (Al) Washington, and Coach (Chad) Bowden.

“I definitely feel me and Coach Bowden have built a strong relationship because I was with him pretty much the whole day. I can definitely feel that I'm a priority and know that they want me a lot.”

The St. Ignatius star didn’t spend all that much time talking X’s and O’s with the coaches.

“Coach Washington, really we didn't really talk ball really,” he explained. “We just kind of caught up.

“Coach Freeman had a presentation just showing me how Notre Dame sets you up for life after football and that's really the biggest key.”

Most of it may have been review for Scott, but it’s clear the Irish want to hammer the stuff outside of football home.

“I really knew it already, which is why they are such a big priority for me, just because they set you up in the way that no other school can,” Scott said.

Scott has plans to get to Miami for an unofficial next month. He’d also like to get back down to South Bend with a couple of the Irish’s 2024 commits.

“I'm hoping to go back for an unofficial just to hang out with Cam (Williams) and CJ (Carr),” he said, referring to Notre Dame’s receiver commit from Illinois and quarterback pledge from Michigan, respectively.

He’s already got officials set to Georgia and Ohio State and says the Irish could be added to that list as well.

“The only reason they might is because they're so close, so I can really just go there whenever.”

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