Notre Dame football recruiting: Irish add to 2014 class
The commitments keep on coming for Notre Dame.
Late Wednesday night, junior offensive tackle Quenton Nelson joined agrowing 2014 recruiting class by breaking the news on Twitter.
"Officially committed to Notre Dame #GoldenArmy #Irish #BestDay#LetsGo," Nelson tweeted.
The 6-foot-5, 295-pound prospect from Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic becamethe fourth recruit to commit to Notre Dame in the last 17 days.
The pledge from Nelson gives Notre Dame nine commitments in the 2014class. He joins Jimmy Byrne and Sam Mustipher as the three offensivelinemen of the group.
Nelson ranks as the No. 66 overall prospect and the No. 8 offensivetackle on Rivals.com. 247Sports.com slates Nelson at No. 233 overalland the 15th-best offensive tackle.
Nelson could not be reached for comment on Wednesday night.
With both Byrne and Mustipher projected as interior linemen, Nelson isthe first tackle prospect to join the class. Mustipher was able towork alongside Nelson at a Rivals Camp in New Jersey this pastweekend.
"I built a strong bond with him this weekend," Mustipher saidWednesday night. "We worked two-on-twos and were pretty dominanttogether. It felt like a natural fit."
Mustipher used the opportunity to get to know Nelson and pitch NotreDame to him at the same time. He was soon joined in recruiting the NewJersey prospect by a number of other commits. On Monday, Byrne startedthe Twitter hashtag #QtoND that Irish commits and fans were using tocampaign for Nelson's commitment. The hashtag was in response to#QtoOSU, started by the Ohio State fanbase.
Recent running back commit Elijah Hood joined in on the fun by showingsome rhyming skills. His tweets on Monday night included "The Q knowswhere to be got to get the #QtoND" and "@BigQ56 What Hood Do withwithout #BigQ come on board we're going to revolutionize to thecollege scene I make sure I take care of my OL's." @BigQ65 is Nelson'sTwitter handle.
In addition to his commitment to Notre Dame, Nelson is committed toplay in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He also has been invitedto Nike's The Opening and the Rivals100 Five Star Challenge, a pair ofinvite-only camps for the nation's top prospects.
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