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Irish Insights


Irsh land QB for Class of 2014

Notre Dame added a quarterback to its 2014 recruiting class.

DeShone Kizer, a four-star prospect from Toledo (Ohio) Central Catholic, announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that he orally committed to the Irish.

"I am privileged to say that I will be continuing my Fighting Irish tradition by playing football at the University of Notre Dame! #CCHStoND," Kizer wrote.

The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder led the Central Catholic Irish to Ohio's Division II state title.

He completed 109-of-178 passes (61 percent) for 1,611 yards, with 17 touchdowns to just two interceptions, and ran for 402 yards on 65 carries as a junior, according to

Kizer is ranked the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback by 247Sports and No. 8 by

He is the 11th member to join Notre Dame's class of 2014.

2014 Notre Dame oral commitments

  • Alex Bars, OL, 6-6, 290, Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, Tenn.
  • 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.
  • Elijah Hood, RB, 5-11, 221, Charlotte Catholic, Charlotte, N.C.
  • DeShone Kizer, QB, 6-4, 205, Central Catholic, Toledo, Ohio
  • Greer Martini, LB, 6-3, 230, Woodberry Forest, Woodberry Forest, Va.
  • Sam Mustipher, OL, 6-4, 286, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Olney, Md.
  • Quenton Nelson, OL, 6-5, 282, Red Bank Catholic, Red Bank, N.J.
  • Andrew Trumbetti, DE, 6-5, 249, Demarest, Demarest, N.J.
  • Nic Weishar, TE, 6-5, 215, Marist, Midlothian, Ill.