DE Kofi Wardlow flips from Maryland to Notre Dame on signing day

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

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.

Click here for a recap of Notre Dame's new additions on signing day.

Three-star defensive end Kofi Wardlow flipped his commitment from Maryland to Notre Dame on signing day. (Photo courtesy of Rivals)