A rising senior at Lanett High School in Lanett, Alabama, Kristian Story narrowed his list of prospective schools down to five on Sunday. Included in that list were (in no particular order) the LSU Tigers, the Texas A&M Aggies, the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and the Tennessee Volunteers.
Story is a 4-star prospect according 247 Sports, Rivals, and ESPN. Per 247, he is the #5 overall player in the state of Alabama, the #8 athlete in the nation, and the #149 overall recruit in the nation.
As a defensive back (mostly safety), Story (6’2”, 206 lbs) totaled 33 tackles and nine interceptions in 2018. As a quarterback, Story was 121 of 176 passing with 2434 yards, 40 touchdowns, and eight interceptions in 2018. He also ran for 1207 yards with 16 touchdowns on 138 carries last season.
In 2017, Story led his team to the Alabama 2A state championship under his head coach/father Clifford Story. Story also has a brother, Tre Story, who plays at Tuskegee University.
Story originally committed to Tennessee in March of 2018, but reopened his recruitment in September.
Per 247 Sports, Story has an official visit at Notre Dame scheduled for June 21st.
Notre Dame are set to lose three safeties to graduation at the end of the 2019 season, but signed two in the class of 2019: Litchfield Ajavon and Kyle Hamilton. The feeling from media and Story himself is that he would play defensive back at Notre Dame, should he chose to attend the school.
Notre Dame currently have only one player from the state of Alabama on the roster for 2019: freshman punter Jay Bramblett. Based on that information, fans can deduce that getting players from Alabama can be tough for the Irish, especially when the Tide are in the picture. Never say never though, as Story seems to be pretty high on the Irish as well.
We’ll see what happens in June.