Four-star offensive tackle Trinton Sturdivant was one of many Rivals100 talents in South Bend this past weekend. The 6-foot-4, 280-pounder had a good trip to Notre Dame despite witnessing the loss to the Michigan Wolverines.
"It was a great trip and I really liked it," he said. "I got there on Saturday morning and ate with the team and then went to the game. Unfortunately they lost, but I had fun even still and went out with my host, Chris Stewart. He was really fun to be with and I had a great time with him. He just told me how great coach Latina is and how he is very strict which is something I'm looking for.
"The next morning I was able to talk to coach Latina, Lewis and Charlie Weis. Coach Weis told me how much he needs me on the offensive line and how I fit in. He sees me as a left tackle and thinks I could go in the pros as a first round pick. He went on to say that he bases the offense around the line and that was beneficial for me to know."
Though the game didn't go Notre Dame's way, the Rivals100 prospect enjoyed the game at South Bend.
"The atmosphere was wild and I loved the fans there. They have a lot of tradition and still showed spirit even though they were losing. That was probably the one thing out of the visit that stood out the most," he said. "During the game, I also watched the offensive line and noticed the left tackle was really good. I liked him a lot, but I also liked how the right tackle was just a freshman and it's nice to know the coaches don't care about age."
The loss seems to have hurt Notre Dame slightly for Sturdivant's services.
"Of course a loss would take away from any school if you lose, but I know what Notre Dame is capable of," he said. "Overall I'd probably rate my visit a 6.5 because of the loss. After the game, there weren't many parties or anything to go to since they lost. We were trying to find stuff to do and that was a little disappointing. I still think Notre Dame is up there for me."
Georgia continues to be the stand out team for the No. 7 offensive tackle in the country as he's still committed to the Bulldogs.
"I like Georgia because of the atmosphere," he said. "It's not just the fans, but also the people. The people down South are very friendly and I like head coach Mark Richt a lot."
Sturdivant is continuing to work on the rest of his official visits.
"I'm planning to go to the Florida/Alabama game at the end of the month," he said. "I've also scheduled a visit to Georgia for the Tennessee game on October 6th. I believe I'll be taking visits to Southern Cal and Penn State too. Those other schools are standing out to me because they've been recruiting me really hard."