CB recruit Julian Love commits to 'dream school' Notre Dame

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Julian Love had hoped a Notre Dame scholarship offer would come his way.

When it did during his visit Saturday, he didn't need much time to think about what to do next. Love declared his verbal commitment to the Irish.

"Received an offer from the University of Notre Dame.. And I have decided to commit to my dream school! #GoIRISH#UND," Love tweeted Saturday evening.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pound cornerback joined long snapper John Shannon as the second Irish commit of the day. Alongside offensive lineman Tommy Kraemer, the three make up the Notre Dame 2016 recruiting class so far.

Love, a three-star recruit, visited South Bend last month and left thinking an offer could come soon. It happened Saturday.

"The signs are very good,” Love said in February. “It could come very soon. They made that apparent. I'm excited to meet with coach Brian Kelly on March 21.”

Love projects as a college cornerback but impacts the game in many ways at Nazareth Academy in La Grange Park, Ill. Love rushed for 749 yards and 11 touchdowns and caught 20 passes for 547 yards and eight touchdowns in his junior season. On defense, he returned three interceptions for touchdowns.

Rivals ranks Love as the No. 30 cornerback in the 2016 class. 247Sports slates him 51st at the position.

Received an offer from the University of Notre Dame.. And I have decided to commit to my dream school! #GoIRISH#UNDpic.twitter.com/8fa3pJyv0Z

— Julian Love (@julianlove20) March 21, 2015//

Below are highlights of Love's junior season via Hudl.

2016 cornerback Julian Love is a Notre Dame commit. (Photo courtesy of Student Sports)
Cornerback recruit Julian Love committed to Notre Dame on Saturday, March 21. (Photo courtesy of Chicago Tribune/John J. Kim)