DE Kofi Wardlow flips from Maryland to Notre Dame on signing day
The announcement of Notre Dame's final signing was delivered to Brian Kelly on a piece of paper. And it was good news indeed.
The Irish head coach announced the addition of three-star defensive end Kofi Wardlow, who had been committed to Maryland coming into National Signing Day.
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Wardlow gives Notre Dame its second defensive linemen addition of the day following Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa. The Irish wrapped up a class of 21 commitments in the 2017 class.
Defensive coordinator Mike Elko and defensive line coach Mike Elston made Wardlow a priority in the final week in visiting him at Washington (D.C.) St. John’s College High.
As a senior, Wardlow tallied 84 tackles, 28 tackles for a loss and 9.5 sacks.
Rivals ranks Wardlow as the No. 47 weakside defensive end in the 2017 class. 247Sports slates him as the No. 78 weakside defensive end.