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Irish Insights


Offensive lineman commits to Notre Dame

Notre Dame added a second offensive lineman to its 2014 recruiting class Monday.

Sam Mustipher, a 6-foot-4, 286-pounder from Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney, Md., announced on his Twitter account that he orally committed to the Irish.

Mustipher, whose Twitter handle is @IAmFiveTwo) wrote: "I've decided that I will be attending Notre Dame and will do my best to add all that I can to the Irish academically and athletically!"

Mustipher is rated a four-star recruit by and 247Sports and a three-star recruit by He joins Jimmy Bryne, a four-star recruit from Cleveland, as an offensive lineman to commit to Notre Dame.

Mustipher is the sixth member of the Irish's 2014 recruiting class.

Notre Dame 2014 oral commitments

Justin Brent, WR, 6-3, 193, Speedway, Indianapolis

Jimmy Byrne, OL, 6-4, 275, St. Ignatius, Cleveland

Jay Hayes, DT, 6-5, 270, Poly Prep, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Greer Martini, LB, 6-3, 230, Woodberry Forest, Woodberry Forest, Va.

Sam Mustipher, OL, 6-4, 286, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Olney, Md.

Andrew Trumbetti, DE, 6-5, 249, Demarest, Demarest, N.J.