Ferguson Makes Six
Two weeks after visiting South Bend for Notre Dame’s spring game, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound wide receiver from Pembroke Pines, Fla., (Flanagan High School) decided he did and on Monday morning, his father informed Irish Sports Daily that he has committed to Notre Dame, becoming the sixth member of the Irish’s 2012 recruiting class.
Ferguson represents the first offensive skill commit among a group that also includes California cornerback Tee Shepard, Ohio offensive lineman Taylor Decker, Maryland cornerback Ronald Darby, Texas safety Nicky Baratti and Illinois long snapper Scott Daly.
Ferguson, who runs between a 4.5 and 4.6, caught 44 passes for 963 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior and tries to pattern his game after Dez Bryant. He chose the Irish over offers from Florida, Florida State, Florida International, Central Florida and Wisconsin.
Ferguson visited the schools in Florida before taking in the Blue-Gold Game on April 16th. He thought about pulling the trigger on the trip, but his mother wasn’t with him and he wanted to wait to see Notre Dame was truly the place he wanted to go. Wisconsin came in with an offer after Ferguson’s Notre Dame trip, but it wasn’t enough to change his mind.
Ferguson plans on getting things in order to graduate in December and enroll at Notre Dame in January to get a head start on his college career.