2017 ATH Isaiah Robertson commits to Notre Dame
Isaiah Robertson had a plan in place.
The four-star athlete wanted to commit during the summer. Visits to Wisconsin and Illinois were still on his schedule.
Those plans changed Friday when he decided to give his word to Notre Dame. Robertson announced his pledge, No. 10 in ND's 2017 recruiting class, on Twitter.
"At the end of the day my decision came down to who could develop me not only as a football player, but as a successful man without the game of football," Robertson wrote as part of his announcement. "So, it is with GREAT honor to say that I am verbally committing to the University of Notre Dame!"
Robertson, a two-way player, was shocked when he received a scholarship offer from Notre Dame during his last visit to campus April 2.
"I already have a good feel for the campus and the facilities,” Robertson said following the visit. “The campus is definitely a nice campus to be at. There are a lot of things you can do. The people are nice. It’s always fun to walk around campus. The facilities are definitely top notch, one of the best I’ve seen in the country. They have everything you need to succeed as a player. It’s a good a place to excel your game at.”
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound recruit played both wide receiver and safety as a junior at Naperville (Ill.) Neuqua Valley, just outside of Chicago. The Irish are keeping their options open on which side of the ball he'll eventually play at Notre Dame.
"Isaiah's a solid athlete who could play wide receiver or safety," said CBS Sports Network recruiting analyst Tom Lemming. "His speed is OK, not great, but his instincts are very good."
Lemming said Robertson has been timed at 4.6-seconds in the 40-yard dash.
Both Rivals and 247Sports peg Robertson as the No. 25 wide receiver in the 2016 class. He picked Notre Dame over offers from Iowa, Penn State, Wisconsin, Vanderbilt and Illinois, among others.
With Robertson's commitment, Notre Dame's class ranks No. 4 in the country according to Rivals. Only Ohio State, Oklahoma and Miami, all of which have at least 12 commitments, sit ahead of the Irish.
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— Isaiah Robertson (@AlMightyzay_1) April 15, 2016