On Friday, Notre Dame picked up its second commitment from a linebacker in the Class of 2013 this week when Florida's Michael Deeb made the call to join the Irish.
Deeb announced the decision on Twitter.
The 6-foot-2, 237-pounder from Plantation, Fla., (American Heritage) made the decision fresh off his first visit to South Bend.
He's the 16th verbal commitment in the Class of 2013 and the third linebacker in the group. Deeb joins Washington linebacker Danny Mattingly, who committed on Tuesday following an unofficial visit of his own, and five-star Indiana linebacker Jaylon Smith.
In addition to Notre Dame, Deeb had offers from programs like Florida State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Boise State and Duke among several others.
Prior to his visit, Deeb told Irish Sports Daily that he felt Notre Dame could be a fit on a number of levels.
“They run a 3-4 defense with the two Mikes in the middle there and they play downhill,” Deeb said at the time. “They are not stacked with underclassmen right now, it would only be upperclassmen when I got there, so the opportunity to earn my spot early I think is available.
“On top of that, the tradition there speaks for itself. The fan base, 80,000 strong going crazy each game and coming out with a business degree from Notre Dame would be something prestigious when it comes to academics. If you come out with a business degree from Notre Dame, you build up some respect.”
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