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2024 Safety Davis Andrews Nears Decision Following Notre Dame Visit

September 24, 2023
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The visits are finished and now it’s time for a decision.

Following one last trip to Notre Dame this weekend, 2024 Utah safety Davis Andrews‍ is ready to announce his college decision…or at least he’ll be ready to do so on Oct. 2nd.

“I'm going to go take some time with my family and we're going to set a commitment date for October 2nd,” Andrews told Irish Sports Daily.

“No more visits. We're done.”

Andrews made trips to South Bend in the spring and summer before returning for Saturday night’s game against Ohio State. 

“It was awesome to be back out for the game day atmosphere,” Andrews said. “It was a really cool visit, especially being with all the commits.

“This one was a little different because when I was out in the spring and came out for my official, there was really no one there. It was cool to see the students actually being there and the atmosphere and how different it was and how it would look like if you were actually there.”

Andrews spent a lot of time with 2024 quarterback commit CJ Carr‍ and running back commit Aneyas Williams‍.

“I was just around really everyone,” he said. “We went around, did the Irish Walk and sat by each other. It was a good deal.”

Andrews has always felt he’d fit in well with the players on the Irish’s roster.

“Notre Dame does a really great job of recruiting good, well-put-together kids,” he said. “I think that really shows the coaching staff and their ideals with their culture. They're not recruiting just random kids, they're recruiting good kids. You can tell they're already trying to build a culture.”

The message from Chris O’Leary, Al Golden, Marcus Freeman and the rest of the staff was the same it’s been throughout the process.

“It's the same thing as it's always been,” said Andrews. “Notre Dame's the best opportunity for me. They would absolutely love to coach me, all the things I've always heard. 

“They really emphasized this time making me know that Notre Dame's the best opportunity and Notre Dame will work for me more than any other school.”

As long as the Irish have been telling Andrews that, he’s been trying to figure it out for himself.

“I'm looking at the network of people because even being in Utah kind of seeing if it will actually help a Utah kid, the network of Notre Dame, and then comparing it to other schools,” he explained. “You can tell the Notre Dame brand is just bigger and probably one of the biggest in college football, as I think everyone knows. 

“Knowing that and having the network and the education with Notre Dame is assessing how big it actually is. I know it's not the coaches just saying it.”

Even with the last-second loss to the Buckeyes, the game was a positive in Andrews’ eyes.

“I've been a lot of game day atmospheres and been able to compare a lot. You could tell everyone just absolutely loves it. We were going through the Irish Walk and one of the guys said, 'Please commit because this means the world to me.' That's just the type of fans there. It was kind of just a different energy and you could tell it just meant more to the fans and the environment.”

Andrews also took visits to Utah and BYU this fall. 

He intends to take a two-year Mormon mission following high school and enroll at the school of his choice as a member of the 2026 recruiting class.

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