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Four-star Safety Grant Delpit Says Notre Dame 'In the Running Until I Sign'

Notre Dame got its first crack at flipping four-star safety and LSU commit Grant Delpit this weekend.

Delpit, a Rivals100 prospect out of Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, officially visited the Irish for the Stanford game and said it was unlike any other schools he’s seen.

“I think it’s very unique in that all the buildings are made of the same brick,” Delpit said. “It’s a very historic place, very religuos place. All the dorms are historic. I like it a lot. It’s definitely different up there. Different than any other college I’ve been to.”

Delpit committed to LSU on July 9, but has said his recruitment is not over. The four-star plans on taking two other official visits; one to Florida and one to LSU.

Of course, when Delpit committed to LSU, Les Miles was still the Tigers’ head coach. Now, things are different in Baton Rouge, and Delpit said he’s keeping an open mind.

“I love Coach Miles,” Delpit said. “He’s a players coach. I love talking with him. I think I Coach O can get it done, so we’ll what happens with that, but I’m still taking all my visits and I’m still open.”

As for Notre Dame, Delpit said the visit went well, and the Irish are now a major player in his recruitment, and will be right up to decision time.

“I really enjoyed the visit,” Delpit said. “It was a great my visit, my first time up there. I got to see the campus a little bit and got to see the atmosphere of things. I sat down the academic people, the admissions people, and all the coaches. It went really well.”

“Very high,” Delpit said of interest in the Irish. “I’m taking official visits to only three schools. They’re definitely in the running until I sign.”

Delpit, a stand-out student on and off the field who holds, among many, an offer form Havard, said what really sticks out to him about Notre Dame is the academic opportunity it presents.

“It was a very fun visit and very informational,” Delpit said of the visit. “They really appeal to me as a student and an athlete.”

On the field, Delpit said he is attracted by the opportunity to come in and make an early impact.

“It definitely appeals to me because every person wants to come in and play early,” Delpit said. “Especially at an establishment like Notre Dame, it would be a very good deal for me to come in and play early.”

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