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Amerson returns from Notre Dame

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Four-star safety David Amerson out of Greensboro (N.C.) Dudley took his first official visit this past weekend. The 6-foot-3, 180-pounder made his way to South Bend for a look at Notre Dame.
"It went really good," he said. "I enjoyed it. I loved the visit. I got up there around 11 on Saturday. I talked to some of the coaches before the game, particularly Coach White and Coach Brown and one of the graduate assistants. Coach Brown talked to my parents and told me how much they need me and things like that."
Then, Amerson went to the game against Michigan State.
"It was amazing," he said. "It was my first time in an atmosphere like that. It was crazy and I enjoyed myself a lot. The fans were really crazy and it was nice.
"During the game, I watched the safeties play. I was eyeing them the whole game. I like their style. They move them around; they aren't doing the same thing the whole time. They do numerous amounts of things."
Following the game, Amerson met with his host, R.J. Blanton.
"I got to hang out with the players and get a feel for their personalities," he said. "My host was RJ Blanton from Butler in Charlotte. He was cool. He was a funny guy and showed me a real good time. He was real cool and easy to get along with.
"He told me about how he had two teammates that were just as good or better than him that went to Clemson and Virginia Tech. He told me when he went back to Charlotte over a break they worked out together and he was so much more advanced than they were because of the coaching. That really stuck out to me."
Before heading out Sunday, the No. 11 prospect in North Carolina toured the campus and met with the coaches one more time.
"I toured the campus and it's a beautiful campus," he said. "It's real laid back and that's kind of like my style.
"Then, my stepdad, mom and I met with Coach Weis and Coach Brown for awhile. They talked about how they coach their players and some of the former players they coached. They left a good impression on my family and me. I liked Coach Weis too. He's a cool guy. He's down-to-earth and cool. I like him a lot."
So, where does Amerson go from here?
"I don't really know," he said. "I will be setting up another official, but I don't know when or where right now. I know my top four are Notre Dame, NC State, Virginia Tech and Clemson. NC State wants me to come down for the Pittsburgh game this weekend, but I'm not sure I'll be able to make it."
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