“I’m coming back next year,” Tuitt told the school's student newspaper The Observer. “I’m a junior. I still have one year.”
The 6-foot-6, 312-pound lineman, who is projected to be a first-round draft pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, recorded 47 tackles, 12 sacks and nine quarterback hurries for the Fighting Irish this season. His 12 sacks in a single season rank second in Notre Dame history.
Scouts, Inc., rated Tuitt as the No. 14 overall player for the 2014 draft.