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DE Stephon Tuitt

Observer Sports Staff | Thursday, February 3, 2011


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Monroe Area High School

Monroe, Ga.

Stephon Tuitt committed to Notre Dame in September before decommitting, committing to Georgia Tech, and recommitting to the Irish in a matter of days in mid-January.

Tuitt, arguably the top prospect in the Class of 2011, landed in the top-100 lists of nearly every recruit service. For example, Rivals.com rates him as a five-star prospect and the second best defensive lineman in the country.

His size and impressive speed for a defensive lineman could propel him into the mix of things in his freshman season. Although the Irish return both starters at defensive end, Tuitt should see some meaningful time at the position in 2011. It is only a matter of time before he emerges as a starter and key contributor on the Irish squad.