Brian Kelly Reels in Notre Dame's 14th Commit

Notre Dame Football: Fighting Irish Receive Verbal From 4-Star DE

6/7/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   410 respect

McDonough (GA) defensive end Isaac Rochell of Eagles Landing Christian Academy announced his verbal agreement to play for Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish early this morning, reported CBS Sports' Bryan Fischer.
Blog Photo - Brian Kelly Reels in Notre Dame's 14th Commit
Rochell is a 4-star athlete and sits as the No. 12 overall DE for the class of 2013, according to Scout.com. He joins 5-star outside linebacker Jaylon Smith—who committed four days ago—in what looks to be a very strong defensive class.

Sitting at 6'5", 260 pounds, Rochell has elite size to fill the position at the next level. His specific strengths and abilities make him a great fit for Kelly's 3-4 defense, where he will be groomed to become a dominant pass rusher.

As a junior for his high school team, Rochell compiled 97 tackles and seven sacks.

Before he gave his verbal to the Irish, he held offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Boston College, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

Rochell is the Irish's 14th commitment for the class of 2013 and fourth top 100 member. Notre Dame is currently ranked No. 7 on 247sports.com's team recruiting rankings.


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6/7/12   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

Tyler_Waddell wrote:
It may be another 8-4 or 9-3 campaign for the Irish in 2012, but 2013 could be very interesting in terms of NC contention.

I give them 2014 perhaps, but they still got issues

6/7/12   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   410 respect

derms33 wrote:
YES...now ND is relevant...oh wait

It may be another 8-4 or 9-3 campaign for the Irish in 2012, but 2013 could be very interesting in terms of NC contention.

6/7/12   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

YES...now ND is relevant...oh wait