It was announced at the start of spring football that Devin Studstill was seeking a transfer from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. On Friday, Studstill announced that he will be transferring to play football for the South Florida Bulls.
Studstill will be immediately eligible to play for the Bulls in 2019 as this will be a graduate transfer situation.
Devin was a part of the 2016 recruiting class for the Fighting Irish. As a freshman, Studstill played in all 12 games and was the starter in 9 of those games. He saw less time in 2017 — and even less in 2018. He finishes his Irish career with 60 tackles and 1 interceptions. 38 of those tackles and his lone interception came in that freshman year.
Studstill is from the state of Florida (Palm Beach Gardens) and chose the Irish over the Miami-Florida Hurricanes, West Virginia Mountaineers, and Texas Longhorns. This decision takes him back to his home state to play his final year and it should provide him a greater opportunity for playing time and more game film for NFL scouts.
This is another situation where we all need to fully support his decision. Devin will leave Notre Dame with his degree, and is making a decision that he hopes will better himself and his future.
We hope so too. Good luck to him at USF!