It’s not a major surprise, but it is a major piece to Notre Dame’s 2012 recruiting puzzle.
Will Mahone announced his verbal commitment to Notre Dame on Friday night, following his Fitch High School team’s Homecoming Game against Jackson.
The 5-foot-11, 215-pounder from Austintown, Ohio gives the Irish their first running back pledge and 16th verbal commitment in the Class of 2012.
The four-star ESPN prospect chose Notre Dame over his other finalists, Pittsburgh and Michigan State. He also had offers from Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, North Carolina State, Penn State, Purdue, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and West Virginia.