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Recruiting notebook

Warsaw guard will be walk-on for IPFW

Warsaw boys basketball coach Doug Ogle confirmed senior Jared Bloom will be a preferred walk-on for the IPFW men’s basketball program.

Ogle said Bloom spoke with Mastodons coach Tony Jasick on Wednesday.

“It will be a challenge for him being a walk-on, but I am confident he can do it,” Ogle said.

Bloom, a 6-foot guard, averaged 18 points last season for the Tigers.

He was named to the Associated Press All-State honorable mention team and participated in the Hoosier Basketball Top 60 workout.

Offensive lineman picks Notre Dame

Notre Dame added a third offensive lineman and ninth oral commitment to its 2014 class Wednesday.

Quenton Nelson, a 6-foot-5, 282-pound offensive tackle from Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic, announced his decision to commit to the Irish on his Twitter account.

Nelson posted: “Officially committed to Notre Dame #GoldenArmy #Irish #BestDay #LetsGo.”

Nelson, a U.S. Army All-American, is rated a four-star prospect by, and 247Sports.

He joins offensive guards Sam Mustipher and Jimmy Byrne as recruits for the line in the Notre Dame’s class of 2014.

Area signings

Snider seniors who signed letters of intent: Christiana Hicks (track and field) to Huntington University and Destiny Parker (basketball) to Danville Area Community College. …

Concordia senior Jackie Dixie (basketball) committed to Saint Francis. …

Leo senior Sam Waters (basketball) signed with IU-Richmond.