Notre Dame picked up a major 2014 pledge on Monday afternoon as Maryland offensive lineman Sam Mustipher made his commitment to the Irish.
The news was announced via his Good Counsel High School football program's Twitter account.
Mustipher followed up with his own statement on Twitter.
“First and foremost I want to thank God for blessing me with this opportunity, my wonderful family and friends for the support and sacrifice all the schools and coaches that have believed in my academic and athletic abilities and the fan bases that have supported me along the way,” he said on Twitter.
“I've decided that I will be attending Notre Dame and will do my best to add all that I can to the Irish academically and athletically!”
The 6-foot-4, 290-pounder sported close to 30 offers from schools like Alabama, Ohio State, Boston College, Cal, Clemson, Michigan, Miami, Nebraska, Penn State, Stanford and Tennessee among several others.
He picked up his offer from Notre Dame during his first trip to campus in January. He returned to South Bend a couple weeks ago during a Midwestern swing that also included stops at Northwestern, Michigan and Ohio State.
Mustipher, who made the first trip to Notre Dame with his father, returned to South Bend with his mother and younger brother. He raved about his second visit to Notre Dame.
“I love the school,” he told Irish Sports Daily at the time. “I love the campus. My mom and my little brother loved it as well. Notre Dame is in high regards right now with me and the rest of my family. You can take that how you want to and roll with that.”
Mustipher is the sixth verbal commitment for the Irish in the Class of 2014 and the second offensive lineman, joining Cleveland's Jimmy Byrne. Notre Dame is also in good shape with another offensive lineman, New Jersey's Quenton Nelson, who named the Irish his leader over the weekend.
Irish Sports Daily will have much more on this developing story.