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April 23, 2013

Weishar pulls the trigger

Nic Weishar capped a one-day run on top tight ends across the country late Tuesday night.

Rather than wait around to explore more options the three-star prospect from Midlothian, Ill., pulled the trigger for Notre Dame hours after a couple other prospects fell off the board to other programs. Weishar is fresh off a visit to South Bend.

Rivals.com affiliate EdgyTim.com first reported the news.

Four-star Jeb Blazevich and Hinsdale (Ill.) Central tight end Ian Bunting committed to Georgia and Michigan, respectively, earlier in the day. Both held Notre Dame offers. Four-star prospect Daniel Helm, who had visited in the past, committed to Tennessee.

Weishar chose the Irish over scholarship offers from Arkansas, Boston College, Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Ole Miss, Missouri, N.C. State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Purdue, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

He most recently visited campus last week, an overnight trip during which he sat down with head coach Brian Kelly and mingled with several players already on the roster.

“I could really see myself fitting in, which is a great thing to do,” Weishar told Irish Illustrated after the trip. “We also got to spend a lot of time with coach Kelly, which was pretty cool. We sat down with coach Kelly for about 45 minutes or so and he took us on a little tour too so it was pretty cool.”

Weishar becomes the seventh commitment for Notre Dame total and the first tight end. Last year the Irish took two tight ends, early enrollee Mike Heuerman and Durham Smythe, as part of their recruiting haul.

Rivals.com currently ranks Weishar the No. 13 prospect at his position.

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